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Curcumin kills melanoma cancer cells and inhibits their spread!

Melanoma is a one of the more dangerous cancers, a skin cancer that can rapidly spread through the body with fatal consequences. Yesterday I read a new study that was published last month (January 2015) examining the effect of Curcumin on melanoma. Curcumin is an extract of the spice Turmeric-that spice that gives curry powder its yellow color. It is also one of the most researched natural ingredients, showing impressive health potential. The study I read reported that curcumin caused apoptosis (cell death) in melanoma, and inhibited its spread. The authors of the study were impressed enough to state that it should be considered as a novel and effective treatment for melanoma. Curcumin is also a powerful anti-inflammatory, and is readily available for purchase from many sources (we sell it in our clinic).