Below find quotes from an article by Dr Meredith Murray, ND of Emerson Ecologics (one of the natural health companies I work with)
Curcumin, a polyphenol of Curcuma longa, is one of the most widely known natural remedies and one most of us use regularly.
curcumin is the focus of recent (and ongoing) studies for cervical dysplasia due to its ability to target cells at high risk of developing into cervical cancer.
Currently, there is no conventional treatment for cervical HPV, specifically to proactively prevent progression to cancer. Instead, the cervix is monitored over time and surgical procedures are utilized if the virus becomes too invasive. Luckily, there have been some exciting new studies looking at the positive effect curcumin has on the process of inhibiting HPV and cervical cancer cells.
A study involving four HPV(+) cell lines showed that curcumin could eliminate HPV in all of them. This same study went on to create a vaginal cream using curcumin, which was introduced to mice and showed the same ability for curcumin to eliminate HPV+ cells, while not affecting any of the surrounding normal tissue.5 Studies have taken into account curcumin’s limited bioavailability and have created intra-vaginal forms of curcumin to best attack cervical dysplasia
More recently, a nanoparticle form of curcumin was developed and it performed better at inhibiting cell growth and inducing apoptosis in cervical cancer cell lines than free curcumin.
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