Scientists Find Turmeric to Be Helpful Against the Horrible Effects of the Radiation Treatment


Orlando, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/23/2015 -- Turmeric is a household spice that is popularized by the color and distinctive flavor it adds to dishes and beverages. It is not only a widely used kitchen ingredient, but also a natural remedy against a wide variety of ailments. It has been a subject of many of the world's reputable scientific studies, and more researchers are discovering its therapeutic benefits.

Scientists find turmeric to be helpful against the horrible effects of the radiation treatment. According to the researchers, the spice has the potential ability to reduce the serious side effects of radiation treatment for head and neck cancer.

Every year, 60,000 individuals are diagnosed with head and neck cancer, and this includes cancer of the pharynx, tongue, mouth, oral cavity, thyroid, and larynx. These conditions require the intervention of radiation therapy, which involves 50 to 70 grays of radiation within a period of 5 to 7 weeks.

"Turmeric's healing effects are believed to come from its powerful phytochemical called curcumin," said Divine Bounty spokesperson, Melissa Scott.

Post radiation treatment survivors often suffer from symptoms such as oral mucositis, which involves tissue destruction. It also results in painful, functional problems in the oral cavity, which do not just affect nutrition but also contribute to systematic infection. Radiotherapy is linked with more fatal consequences. For instance, it can create tumor-initiating cancer cells from non-tumorigenic ones.

The good news is that healthcare professionals are beginning to consider the idea of using natural compounds to reduce or prevent the unnecessary harm caused by radiation and chemotherapy. A massive body of research has even found that turmeric has demonstrated an amazing ability to increase the effectiveness of some conventional treatment while reducing collateral damage at the same time.

A study, which was "The Indian Spice Turmeric Delays and Mitigates Radiation-induced Oral Mucositis in Patients Undergoing Treatment for Head and Neck Cancer: An Investigation Study", was conducted. This study was published in the Integrative Cancer Therapies journal.

It was found that the participants who utilized turmeric as a mouthwash experienced a delay and reduction in the radiation-induced oral mucositis levels. According to researchers, gargling with turmeric by individuals who underwent radiation therapy has helped delay and reduce the severity of mucositis.

Today, it can be very easy to take advantage of the health benefits associated with the use of turmeric. There are curcumin supplements available that are easy to take, and have been found to be helpful, especially among individuals who suffer from certain conditions (

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Mary Underwood