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Cancer-fighting Spices
December 8, 2013, 3:06 pm

Spices like turmeric and saffron are inherent with medicinal properties that, when incorporated to our diet from an early stage strengthens our bodies against invasion of toxins, bacteria and virus.

Turmeric: Turmeric contains the powerful polyphenol Curcumin that has been clinically proven to retard the growth of many types of cancerous cells. Curcumin promotes cell actions that safely eliminate only cancer breeding cells without posing a threat to surrounding healthy cells. In cases of conventional radiotherapy and chemotherapy, the surrounding cells as well as cancer cells are targeted.

Fennel: ‘Anethole’, a major constituent of fennel resists and restricts the adhesive and invasive activities of cancer cells. It suppresses the enzymatic regulated activities behind cancer cell multiplication. A tomato-fennel soup with garlic or fresh salads with fennel bulbs make for an ideal entree. Roasted fennel with parmesan can be another star pick.

Saffron: ‘Crocetin’ is the primary cancer-fighting element that saffron contains. It not only inhibits the progression of the disease but also decreases the size of the tumor by half, guaranteeing a complete goodbye to cancer.

Cumin: It aids digestion and is a herb with anti-oxidant characteristics. Cumin seeds contain a compound called ‘Thymoquinone’ that checks proliferation of cells responsible for prostate cancer. Add this seasoning to your bread, fried beans or sauce and make the dish rich in flavor and high on health.

Cinnamon: A natural food preservative, cinnamon is a source of iron and calcium. Useful in reducing tumor growth, it blocks the formation of new vessels in the human body.

Oregano: Consisting of anti-microbial compounds, just one teaspoon of oregano is a potential agent against prostate cancer. Phyto-chemical ‘Quercetin’ present in oregano restricts growth of malignant cells in the body and acts like a drug against cancer-centric diseases.

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