Turmeric is a superhero spice for combating pancreatic cancer and other cancers.
This extraordinary root plant of the ginger family has a long history in traditional Asian medicine as a remedy for numerous diseases. In recent years, also modern Western medicine has began to pay greater attention to turmeric. Turmeric has been shown to possess cancer fighting properties that may make it effective against many types of cancer, including pancreatic cancer. For example, it has been found to contain a compound that can identify potential cancer cells by their abnormal chemistry and consequently induce self-destruction of these harmful cells — without damaging healthy cells. Furthermore, turmeric contains strong antioxidant compounds and may prevent nitrosamine formation and inhibit aflatoxin production — two processes which have been associated with an increased risk of cancer.