New Delhi: ‘Turmeric’ which tends to have medicinal properties can actually cure stomach cancer reveals a study conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru University.
The Department of Biotechnology was studying the oxidation of curcumin and found that being an active component on the Helicobacter Pylori bacterium, incorporating turmeric in the treatment of stomach cancer can actually cure the disease successfully, India today reported.
The research was conducted by Five students from the department under professor Rupesh Chaturvedi. They were studying the possible uses of curcumin, a bioactive component of turmeric for the past five years.
The detailed research paper and their trials on a group of 40 people from Lucknow were published by the students.
It was found that turmeric can indeed help fight stomach cancer in these people were the Helicobacter Pylori bacteria was one of the leading bacteria which lead to the formation of stomach ulcers and food consumed with this bacterium can lead to stomach cancer.
According to JNU Professor the research was carried out on food samples taken from 40 people from Lucknow where the study found that 39 people among 40 used to consume food (mostly junk food) which had led to the formation of the Helicobacter Pylori bacteria in their body.
Rohit Tiwari, Alka Yadav, Jyoti Gupta, Jyoti and Achyuth Pandey have successfully studied the effects of curcumin on this bacteria and found that curcumin fights the bacteria.