Although curcumin may be a useful supplement alongside traditional cancer treatments, more research is necessary to understand exactly how it may benefit people with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a type of blood cancer that develops in lymphocytes, which are white blood cells forming part of the immune system.
Curcumin is a naturally occurring compound called a polyphenol. It comes from turmeric root. Although curcumin may offer some health benefits, more research is necessary to determine this supplement’s use in cancer treatment.
This article will examine the potential benefits of curcumin for people with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, the risks to be aware of, and when to speak with a doctor about other treatment options.
Further research is necessary to understand whether curcumin can benefit people with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
However, research has examined its potential benefits as a complementary therapy alongside conventional cancer treatment.
Enhancing conventional cancer treatments
They found that applying this formulation to the cancer cells in a test tube could increase imatinib’s ability to kill the cancer cells.
Stopping the growth and spread of lymphomas
A 2021 study suggests that curcumin combined with omacetaxine (Synribo) inhibited lymphoma cell growth and prevented the formation of new blood vessels in lymphoma cells.
However, people should note that researchers performed this study on cell cultures. It did not look at curcumin use on lymphomas in humans.
The researchers found that curcumin inhibited the rapid growth, spread, and invasion ability and promoted programmed cell death, known as apoptosis, in B lymphocyte cells.
Reducing systemic inflammation in people with lymphomas
The article’s authors found that supplements suppressed systemic inflammation and improved quality of life in people with cancer.
However, older research
People can speak with a healthcare professional to weigh the benefits and risks of curcumin as a part of their treatment.
As with any supplement or complementary therapy, a person should always consult their doctor before taking curcumin.
Speaking with a doctor before taking curcumin can help reduce these risks.
Below are the answers to some frequently asked questions about curcumin and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
What foods should people with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma avoid?
People can speak with a nutritionist for further help with the best diet during non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma treatment.
What herbs are good for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma?
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People with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma must speak with a healthcare professional, such as a doctor or nutritionist, when looking to include more herbs in their diet, due to the potential for interactions with treatment.
What is the best cure for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma?
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma treatment
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma starts growing in white blood cells called lymphocytes, which form part of the immune system.
Research suggests that taking curcumin, a naturally occurring plant compound from turmeric root, may have benefits in cancer treatment.
Although doctors and scientists generally consider curcumin safe, people should always consult a healthcare professional before taking any supplement, especially if they have a health condition or are taking medication.