Curcumin is a natural virus killer

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(NaturalHealth365) The pharmaceutical industry would love to create (and profit) from an effective, broad-based killer of all viruses. So far, big pharma has only developed drugs with short term value and, eventually, these viruses become resistant to treatment. But, here’s the good news, Curcumin – found in turmeric – does successfully destroy unhealthy pathogens – naturally.

Curcumin – a powerful (non-toxic) virus killer

Science is looking at curcumin, as a natural anti-viral, which can help a patient’s body fight the virus and prevent it from entering healthy cells.


Up to now, there have been several studies examining the uses of turmeric in the treatment of HIV/AIDS. The International Journal of Antimicrobial agents found that a herbal cream was effective in preventing the HIV-1 virus from entering human cells, the first and primary ingredient in the ointment was curcumin. According to the author of the study G.P. Talwar, the cream had significant anti-viral properties and inhibited the growth of HIV.

Herpes Simplex

According to researcher Sebia B. Kutluay and colleagues from Michigan State University who published a study in the medical journal “Virology” – curcumin significantly inhibited the herpes simplex virus by interfering with the replication of the virus in laboratory settings.

Human Papiloma Virus or HPV

Researchers from the Institute of Cytology & Preventive Oncology in New Delhi found curcumin prevented infection and inhibited the growth on the human papilloma virus, with the potential of preventing cervical cancer. This study was published in the “International Journal of Cancer.”

These studies have been overlooked as big pharma searches for commercial moneymakers.

Tell your doctor: “Don’t listen to drug reps” – read the science

Curcumin has been found to stop the deadly Rift Valley Fever virus from multiplying in infected cells, according to lead investigator Aarthi Narayanan at Mason’s National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases. This study was published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

Mosquito-borne Rift Valley Fever virus (RVFV) is an acute, fever-causing virus that affects domestic animals such as cattle, sheep and goats as well as humans. Narayanan is looking at curcumin as an answer to a family of virus called Bunyavirus, which feature Rift Valley Fever, Venezuela equine encephalitis and retroviruses, which includes HIV.

Kylene Kehn-Hall, a co-investigator on the study, adds, “We are very excited about this work, as curcumin not only dramatically inhibits RVFV replication in cell culture but also demonstrates efficacy against RVFV in a mouse model.”

Narayanan who grew up in India said, “Growing up in India, I was given turmeric all the time,” and added “Every time my son has a throat infection, I give turmeric to him.”

“I know this works. I know it works because I have seen it happen in real life,” Narayanan says. “I eat it every day. I make it a point of adding it to vegetables I cook every single day.”

A healthy recipe for virus control:

8 ounces (1 cup) organic almond or coconut milk
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2-inch wide round slice of ginger root, peeled and finely chopped
Dash of cayenne pepper
1/2 – 1 teaspoon raw honey or other sweetener

Optional additions: cinnamon, cardamon

Natural remedy instructions:

Gently warm the organic almond or coconut milk on the stove. In a mug, combine the remaining ingredients. Drizzle a teaspoon of the warmed milk into the mug and mix until the liquid is smooth with no lumps.

Add the rest of the milk and mix well. You can leave the pieces of ginger in the tea, or strain it out before drinking.

The researchers think there’s more work to do before curcumin-based pharmaceuticals become available. But, most likely, making curcumin part of drug therapies will give curcumin something it doesn’t have now – negative side effects. Post your favorite (natural) remedy 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.


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  • Ricky Walls

    Once again, a great article with helpful information. You raise a good point about Big Pharma’s short term solutions. It is disgusting to fathom but could we be facing individuals that realize there is no profit in long-term solutions?

  • Sandy

    Why would you use over processed almond or coconut oil? Unless you have obtained unpasteurized almonds from Europe, almond milk would be totally useless nutritionally, as would coconut milk. unless you made it yourself.

    The simplest, most effective way to kill anything, including viruses, is colloidial silver.

  • Martin Mboga

    This is important information. Big pharma controls the governments so that there are deliderate laws intended to prevent the use of natural remedies which cannot be patented. Its all the love of money which is the root of all evil. Let those that are making too much noice on human rights issue intervene in making noice in the right direction. Let there be rights to information and access to natural remedies without the despicable meddling of the FDA . Let there be well established natural centers where people can access these natural remedies. They work far much better without the toxins called pharmaceuticals drugs which have killed and never healed. Many people are being healed from hiv/aids, cancers and TB etc but it is done secretly since it is now law some countries that anybody claiming to heal these diseases should be arrested. This is sheer nonsense and illogical.

  • Anne

    I wondered that about the almond milk or coconut milk –as the kind I have access to is processed and canned. But we do boil thinly sliced ginger in water and use that as a base for tea when sick… would work very well as a base for this drink. Though it might be too spicy hot with the cayenne and ginger. But it’s a good reminder that cayenne and ginger are both good germ fighters/immune boosters. So is garlic.
    I agree with the colloidal silver! It works very well.

    Our favorite recipes for sickness drinks are
    Above mentioned ginger water with the juice of half a lemon and honey.
    Or ginger water with honey and black or green tea. –maybe not the best immune fighter but is an immune booster and little caffeine boost for those of us who wish it.
    and garlic taken thru the day.
    Should try turmeric too. Wish I liked the flavor.
    Love cinnamon or cardamom in my coffee. Should try that in green tea too.

    Will have to try the turmeric in the chicken soup –great place for the garlic, ginger and cayenne as well.

  • Anne

    Seems one thing science neglects to consider is when they take just a tiny aspect of a plant and try to use it for healing it misses the benefits of the rest of the ingredients. The holistic approach seems to be much more effective. God designed the plants and He designed us.

  • Bill

    Sandy, what are you saying? The recipe says nothing about coconut oil. Yet you mention it. There are almonds available from central California. why would you tell someone to buy from a foreign company. And yes they are not irradiated. If your silver information is correct present evidence or links so that people will know what you are talking about and can look it up for them selves. Take the time for accuracy instead of just saying the first think that comes into your thoughts, please. There is enough misinformation that we don’t have to add to it.

  • Lynnette

    My favorite remedy is “Home Remedy for Cough that Works!”
    It works great for me because I have asthma. It cleans out the bronchial tubes.
    The recipe is:

    1/4 teaspoon organic cayenne pepper
    1/4 teaspoon organic ground ginger
    1 teaspoon organic honey
    1 tablespoon organic apple cider vinegar
    2 tablespoons filtered water

  • brian allen

    in response to lynette asthma is caused by fluoride and in response to sandy, coloidal silver it attacks your thyroid only a minute amount and save it for extreme symptoms

  • infected

    I just eat raw food. Haven’t had a sickness in 3 years, its that easy.

  • Marilyn

    I make a tincture of tumericand drink some every day–once or twice. Haven’t had a cold or anything for ages.
    I’m wondering what Oreganol would do to those viruses mentioned.