استخدام الكاري في الحرب على السرطان

people washing turmeric

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Today Abdu and Hala talk about curry and how it might help in the fight against cancer.

Curry is now one of the most famous Indian dishes and here in the UK some say it has become a national dish.

Even though many people eat it regularly, many will be surprised to know that it could help scientists find a cure for cancer.

A group of researchers at Cork University in Ireland have been studying the medicinal value of a turmeric; a spice used by people to make curry.

The yellow spice gives a bright yellow colour to food and also has a unique, dry taste.

It also includes a chemical extract called curcumin which the researchers have discovered begins to attack cancer cells within 24 hours.

They carried out laboratory tests that showed curcumin cells to make cancer cells destroy themselves.

Dr McKenna, from Cork University said that "Scientists have known for a long time that natural compounds have the potential to treat faulty cells that have become cancerous and we suspected that curcumin might have therapeutic value."

This is not the first time that curcumin is thought to have medicinal properties.

Scientists in other parts of the world are already testing it to see if it can be used to treat arthritis and dementia.

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ما رأيك في هذه القصة؟ اكتب لنا بالإنجليزية

."لاستخدام هذا الملف لابد من تشغيل برنامج النصوص "جافا"، واحدث الاصدارات من برنامج "فلاش بلاير

يمكن التنشغيل باستخدام برنامج "ريال بلاير"، او "ويندوز ميديا بلاير

cancer
السرطان
curry
الكاري
cure
علاج
medicinal
طبي
spice
بهارات
turmeric
الكركم
cancer cells
خلايا سرطانية
therapeutic
علاجية

."لاستخدام هذا الملف لابد من تشغيل برنامج النصوص "جافا"، واحدث الاصدارات من برنامج "فلاش بلاير

يمكن التنشغيل باستخدام برنامج "ريال بلاير"، او "ويندوز ميديا بلاير

To be honest i don't put curry or turmeric on the food but after this discovery i will buy curry and use it in cooking.
Ahmed, Cairo, Egypt

I'm not eating the curry before but after i know this information to cure the cancer i will eat it and advice my family and my friends to eat it.
Ali Hamdy, Ismailya, Egypt

I am really surprised of the results of this study because I have belived my whole life that spices are very harmful to the human body, and I wonder which is correct now: curry might help in the fight against cancer, or it might harm our body because of its hot taste?
Eman Sayed, Demyat, Egypt

In fact, people in Iraq care about this issue, everyday, I hear new story that someone has cancer. How can we use turmeric to attck cancer within 24 hours!?
Mohammed Abdul Sattar, Basra, Iraq

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