Studies proving the numerous health benefits of the common kitchen herb turmeric—in particular, its active component, curcumin—just keep pouring in.
Many health practitioners recommend that people consume turmeric in one form or another every day. This amazing herb has both strong preventative and medicinal properties. And since there are no side effects, better safe than sorry—and the more the better!
The following twelve articles provide a health-empowering panorama of the many benefits of turmeric.
Enjoy—and bon appétit!
NEW RESEARCH CONFIRMS AYURVEDIC SPICE GOOD FOR PROSTATE. Biomedical researchers from Italy’s Chieti-Pescara University have confirmed what recent laboratory research has found: the Ayurvedic herb turmeric (Curcuma longa) increases quality of life and reduces symptoms of non-cancerous enlarged prostate, aka benign prostatic hyperplasia.
TURMERIC & MYRRH PROTECT AGAINST LEAD TOXICITY. Lead is a ubiquitous industrial chemical and a potent neurotoxin. Lead toxicity is a major public health concern worldwide. Fortunately, research suggests that turmeric root and myrrh can significantly mitigate lead’s toxic effects on the body.
3 POPULAR SPICES THAT LOWER BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS. Spices that are proven to lower blood sugar levels should hold particular value to us, since diabetes affects approximately 24 million people in the US alone. These three spices fall into this category, so diabetic and pre-diabetic individuals should definitely consider incorporating more of them into their diets.
RESEARCH SHOWS CURCUMIN SUPPRESSES CANCER CELL INVASION & METASTASIS. At the School of Medicine in National Yang-Ming University, in Taipei, Taiwan, researchers studied the active component of turmeric, curcumin, for its anti-tumor capabilities. In the thorough study, curcumin was found to activate tumor-suppressing proteins which are responsible for stopping cancer cell invasion and the further spread of cancer, or metastasis.
RESEARCH: TURMERIC PROMOTES WELLNESS EVEN AT LOW DOSES. Curcumin, and the whole turmeric root from which it derives, has a remarkable ability to modulate numerous pathways simultaneously. A new study confirms why this plant has been appreciated as a sacred healing ally for thousands of years, and why it may play a vital role in the modern world both in protecting us from many life-threatening illnesses and acting as a body-wide tonic, even when consumed in moderation or in culinary doses.
TURMERIC IMPROVES SKIN HEALTH, PROTECTS FROM UVB RADIATION & DAMAGE. Used extensively in Ayurvedic, Unani and Chinese medicine, turmeric cures hepatic disorders and conditions caused by inflammation in the body. In topical applications, turmeric is supreme, proven to heal skin infections and treat boils efficiently.
STUDY SHOWS CURCUMIN PROTECTS AGAINST MERCURY EXPOSURE. A recent study out of India shows that routine dietary intake of curcumin, found in turmeric, serves as an effective antioxidant with strong protective powers in the fight against mercury toxicity.
TURMERIC FOR HAIR, SKIN & MORE. In addition to using turmeric for diseases ranging from cancer to arthritis, this versatile spice can also form part of an everyday beauty routine. It can be used to remove unwanted hair, reduce the appearance of scars and even make an effective face mask.
TURMERIC: A POWERFUL ANTI-CANCER AGENT & YOUR LIVER’S BEST FRIEND. A simple yet highly effective way to thwart cancer and protect your liver against disease can be found in a common spice that has been used in Indian cooking for thousands of years. Turmeric, and more specifically curcumin, its primary active ingredient, shines as an awe-inspiring, anti-cancer, liver-protective, “superfood” spice.
GROUNDBREAKING STUDY FINDS TURMERIC (EXTRACT) SUPERIOR TO PROZAC FOR DEPRESSION. Studies like this are greatly encouraging, as they confirm the timeless wisdom of plant, mineral and nutrient-based medical interventions which were once the norm before pharmaceutical medicine, only recently, attempted to dominate the spectrum of alternatives available to the public.
600 REASONS TURMERIC MAY BE THE WORLD’S MOST IMPORTANT HERB. Turmeric turns the entire drug-based medical model on its head. Instead of causing far more side effects than therapeutic ones, as is the case with most pharmaceutical medications, turmeric possesses hundreds of potential side benefits, having been empirically demonstrated to positively modulate over 160 different physiological pathways in the mammalian body.
TURMERIC PRODUCES “REMARKABLE” RECOVERY IN ALZHEIMER’S PATIENTS. Turmeric has been used in India for over 5,000 years, which is likely why still today both rural and urban populations have some of the lowest prevalence rates of Alzheimer’s disease in the world. A recent study on patients with AD found that less than a gram of turmeric daily, taken for three months, resulted in “remarkable improvements.”
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