Cancer Fighter

A disease with high mortality and affliction rates, Cancer plagues millions in the modern world. Most allopathic, invasive cancer remedies are expensive and often exhibit detrimental side effects. Substantiated by both modern science and Ayurveda, Curcumin, is an alternative approach in the prevention of cancer. It’s chemopreventive effects aid the prevention of cancer through the regulation of various cell signalling and genetic pathways.

Mechanism of Action in Cancer

Curcumin is modulator of Molecular Pathways. It shows effect on the following:

• Tumour Suppressor Genes
• Apoptotic Genes
• Angiogenesis
• Phase I and Phase II Genes/Enzymes
• PI3 K/Akt Pathways
• Androgen Degradation/Down Regulation
• Cyclooxygenase Enzyme
• NF-κB (nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells)
• Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription 3 (STAT3)
• Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptors (PPARs)
• Matrix Metalloproteinases-9 (MMP-9)

Benefits Of Curcumin for Cancer

• It kills cancer cells
• It works as a chemopreventive agent
• It prevents metastasis (spread of cancer throughout the body)
• It halts progression of pre-cancerous lesions
• It has anti-carcinogenic action
• It has anti-tumour property
• It inhibits angiogenesis in tumours [Angiogenesis is formation of new blood vessels]
• It arrests cell cycle and development in cancer
• `It selectively kills cancer cells and protects normal cells
• It destroys cancer stem cells
• It increases chemo and radio sensitivity
• It can regulate immune responses to combat cancer
• It curbs inflammation
• It improves antioxidant defences