Turmeric or Haldi contains Curcumin which is used from centuries to treat swelling and inflammation because of its antioxidant properties, but now doctors are using it to treat cancer.
Many studies have been conducted which revealed that it is effective in preventing cancer. Tests on animals indicate that it slows down the spread of cancer and if used along with chemotherapy then the results are more satisfactory.
Over 2,000 published studies talks about the benefits but as all research and testings are in early stages cancer patient should avoid using these herbals medicines without discussion and permission from their doctor. Because many drugs may react with these herbs causing problems.
But increasing consumption in order to prevent cancer is not harmful because it is among those herbs which are scientifically proven to be helpful. If any medicine is prepared from natural herbs then this will be a great achievement because currently all cancer treatment have many side effects.