09 May 2012

Curry could be the answer for acne sufferers. According to new research, curcumin, a compound found in turmeric a spice often used in Indian curries, has been found to have powerful anti-inflammatory properties that can help to treat allergies, liver disease and diseases of the digestive system. It has also been found to be successful in treating some cases of skin acne.The supplement is now being tested for its effectiveness in reducing the size of cancerous tumours of the bowel. A trial has begun in the UK in which chemotherapy treatment with be supplemented with pills containing curcumin scientists are currently looking for 40 patients with bowel cancer that has been found to have spread to the liver. Of the research, Professor William Steward, director of the Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC) at the University of Leicester, said: Once bowel cancer has spread it is very difficult to treat, partly because the side effects of chemotherapy can limit how long patients can have treatment. The prospect that curcumin might increase the sensitivity of cancer cells to chemotherapy is exciting because it could mean giving lower doses, so patients have fewer side effects and can keep having treatment for longer. See the original story here: