How To Grow & Use Turmeric For Breast Cancer

Turmeric For A Breast Cancer Healing GardenDawn Bradford Lange:  Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga.

Recent research on turmeric and its medicinal benefits for breast cancer has shown promising results . Studies have shown that curcumin (the chemical compound in turmeric) does offer anti-cancer benefits. It can cause cancer cell death, therefore preventing their proliferation. Of the different cancers, curcumin is said to offer the best effects for bowel cancer, breast cancer, skin cancer and stomach cancer cells. With all these great health benefits turmeric has to offer we suggest learning how to grow and use turmeric for breast cancer healing.

How To Grow Turmeric

Moisture, Sun and Soil
Turmeric can grow in full sun, but only if the soil remains constantly wet. Otherwise, provide mid-day shade. If the plant is stressed by drought or too much sun, the leaves will hang limp and develop burnt tips.

Climate, Planting and Seasonal Conditions

  • Plant turmeric in spring once all danger of frost has passed, or in northern climates, start it in a container.
  • The plant will eventually become plumes four feet tall in ideal conditions.
  • Green and white cones of yellow flowers will emerge between the leaves in summer.
  • After a stem has finished flowering, cut it to the ground to encourage new growth.
  • By late fall the leaves will begin to decline and turn yellow.
  • Cut them back if desired or let them die back naturally.
  • Gardeners in zones 7b through 11 can grow turmeric in the ground over winter through its dormancy period.
  • Everyone else can just dig up the rhizomes in fall and store them in a cool place over winter.
  • Anyone can grow turmeric it as long as the roots don’t freeze.
How To Use Turmeric

How to Make Turmeric Powder

1. Clean the turmeric roots (rhizomes) thoroughly
2. Boil rhizomes for 45 min.
3. Peel off the skins
4. Dry in shade for at least a week
5. Break up rhizomes with a hammer
6. Grind rhizomes using a mortar and pestle, or a food processor

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Turmeric Dosage
The dosage of turmeric for adults is 400-600mg a day of standardized curcumin powder. The dosage for cut root, tincture, dried powdered root and fluid extracts is 8g per day of curcumin for a limited period of time. Some have used turmeric in treatment of cancer as a prophylaxis and in women with a breast cancer family history.
How Much Curcumin Is There in Powdered Turmeric?

Turmeric and Diet
The best way to include turmeric is to include it in your regular diet as a spice etc. You can find several recipes using turmeric over web.
7 Ways to Add the Health Benefits of Turmeric to Your Diet

Large doses of curcumin are required to treat cancer. Sometimes, taken over a long time, this could cause skin problems, indigestion, nausea or vomiting.  It has been suggested that curcumin may inhibit action of chemotherapy or some cancer drugs. We recommend consulting your doctor if you plan to include turmeric as a treatment for breast cancer.
Curcumin Dosage & Cancer

Dawn Breast CancerAbout Dawn Bradford Lange:  Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Dawn is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at if you have questions.

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