(NaturalHealth365) According to a wealth of research, curcumin, a compound found in turmeric protects the body and prevents disease more effectively than drug based treatments.
Turmeric, according to a review of 700 studies, has been shown to outperform pharmaceuticals in its effects against several chronic and deblitating conditions, without adverse side effects. James A. Duke Ph.D., a highly respected ethnobotanist, published this comprehensive summary. This is a field of botany, which is discovering the healing properties of plants.
If you want to feel good – try adding turmeric to your life
Turmeric not only enhances your well-being but may be the solution for most inflammatory conditions. It serves to make you feel better, look better and eliminates inflammation. Turmeric contains more that two dozen anti-inflammation compounds including six different COX-2-inhibitors (COX-2-enzyme promotes pain, swelling, and inflammation).
Turmeric is a high antioxidant spice, which is known to relieve symptoms and offers protection for a whole host of conditions ranging from arthritis, Alzheimer’s, polyps in the colon, Parkinson’s, cancer, high triglycerides and obesity.
In addition, this wonderful plant food works as a antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal plus helps to tame allergies.
Help yourself to effectively lose weight – naturally
Turmeric assists with weight loss by stalling the spread of fat-tissue by inhibiting new blood vessel growth, called angiogenesis, which is necessary to build fat tissue. At the same time, glucose levels, triglycerides, fatty acid, cholesterol and liver fat levels are also lowered.
In India, only about 1 percent of the elderly population develop Alzheimer’s disease – which is nearly one-quarter the rate of the population in North America. The difference, in large part, is due to the regular consumption of curry in India.
Dr. Duke found more than 50 studies on turmeric’s effects on Alzheimer’s disease. The indication is that extracts of turmeric contain a number of agents that block the formation of beta-amyloid, a substance responsible for the plaques that slowly obstruct the cerebral function in Alzheimer’s disease.
Cancer cells HATE turmeric
Turmeric supports healthy cell growth and builds a stronger body starting at the cellular lever. In other words, it has an ability to promote healthy cellular division, and the potential to assist in blocking free radicals – which promote abnormal cell growth.
Duke found over 200 citations for turmeric and cancer and more than 700 for curcumin and cancer. Curcumin and/or turmeric were effective in animal models in prevention and/or the treatment of colon cancer, mammary cancer, prostate cancer, esophageal cancer, liver cancer and oral cancer. Duke went on to say that the effectiveness of the herb against these cancers compared favorably with what was reported for pharmaceuticals.
There is so much scientific proof to support the idea that curcumin has the ability to stop abnormal cell growth – by blocking certain cancer causing chemicals; stopping the growth of blood vessels that promote cancer cell growth and blocking the growth of the cancer cells by causing them to self-destruct. Why wouldn’t we be interested in this powerful, natural substance.
How to add turmeric into your daily routine
You can simply add turmeric to your favorite dish or a soothing cup of tea – may be the way to go.
To make tea – bring three to four cups of water to a boil, add one teaspoon of ground turmeric and reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes, strain pour, add some honey or lemon and enjoy. What is your favorite way to use turmeric? Post comments – below.
About the author: Blanche Levine has been a student of natural healing modalities for the last 25 years. She had the privilege of working with some of the greatest minds in Natural Healing including Naturopaths, Scientist, and Energy Healers. Having seen people miraculously heal from all kinds of dis-ease through non-invasive methods, her passion now is to help people become aware of what it takes to be healthy.