by Francie Diep - Sep 2, 2010
Curcumin, a compound found in the spice turmeric, may work to kill myeloma cells and prevent them from multiplying. For those who have the pre-cancer conditions monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) and smoldering multiple myeloma, curcumin may slow progression to active multiple myeloma, but this has not yet been supported by clinical research.
At the same time, patients should beware that curcumin can also suppress the immune system, which can be dangerous for people with multiple myeloma, smoldering multiple myeloma, or MGUS. For more information, please see the related Beacon news and discussion.
There is no standard established dose for curcumin in multiple myeloma. In the few small studies available on curcumin as a myeloma therapy, patients usually take about 4 grams daily spread out over many doses throughout the day. In India, where turmeric is popular in cooking, the average daily consumption is much less—60 milligrams to 200 milligrams through diet.
Curing With Curcumin - Fox News
Curcumin, the happy spice ;-)