Originally Posted by socaldmax
I'm not sure I understand why you rub it all over before swimming. Is it some sort of sun block also?
A study found that curcumin caused melanoma cells to commit suicide. Topical curcumin has shown promise in fighting squamous cell carcinoma.
A French study published in 2014 in Cancer Biology & Therapy found that several different multiple myeloma cell lines were sensitive to curcumin. The study authors concluded that the results indicate more clinical trials are worth doing on curcumin and multiple myeloma. MD Anderson Cancer Research
Center at the University of Texas
has been studying the effects of curcumin on multiple myeloma for several years. For an interesting anecdotal story of a woman with multiple myeloma who has been keeping her cancer at bay for years using MD Andersonís curcumin protocol, check out Margaretís Corner.
Multiple studies have found that one of the most exciting health
benefits of turmeric is the prevention of metastasis, the spread of cancer from the primary site to other areas of the body
NATURAL PAINKILLER & ANTI-INFLAMMATORY
Curcumin is a natural painkiller and cox-2 inhibitor. One study compared curcumin to ibuprofen for pain relief in knee osteoarthritis patients and found that the curcumin worked just as well as ibuprofen. Several studies have found that curcumin has potent anti-inflammatory properties. According to the Arthritis Foundation, several studies have found turmeric to be effective at reducing joint inflammation and pain, with one of the studies even finding curcumin to be better at reducing pain and swelling in patients with rheumatoid arthritis than diclofenac, an NSAID that is commonly prescribed for people with RA.
Several studies have found that curcumin has antibacterial properties and is useful in disinfecting cuts and burns.
Blending it with coconut oil triggers the active agents and applying it sunbathing seems a natural thing to do..
Also the oil stops things entering the open pores when swimming.
Hey.. what have I got to lose..