A WOMAN diagnosed with blood cancer has beaten the disease with the help of turmeric.
Dieneke Ferguson, 57, was diagnosed with myeloma in 2007 after complaining of high blood pressure, according to a report in the British Medical Journal.
Within 15 months of her diagnosis her cancer had progressed to stage three.
Dieneke underwent several rounds of chemotherapy and in October 2009 had stem cell transplant, but the treatments didn't work.
In 2011 she began taking daily doses of curcumin, a key component of the spice turmeric, after another two rounds of stem cell therapy failed.
Dieneke took eight grams each night on an empty stomach.
A few months later she began a weekly course of hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which involves breathing pure oxygen in an enclosed chamber that mimics higher than atmospheric pressures.
Over the last five years her cancer has remained stable and her blood counts are within the normal range.