The Top 10 Benefits of Turmeric Curcumin Powder January 01, 2017 22:29
Turmeric is widely considered one of the most powerful herbs, mainly for it's ability to not only fight but also reverse disease in the body.
It contains a great many properties to heal and has been widely studied proving that it and the compound curcumin that is contained within it, have great healing properties
There have been over six thousand official studies into the effects of Turmeric and its compound Curcumin, with many saying that Curcumin (when compared to mainstream medicine) has equal if not more benefits than prescription medications. It's worth noting that one of the great things about curcumin over the prescription medications is that it has no side effects!
The Top 10 Benefits of Turmeric Curcumin Powder are:
1. Anti-cancer compounds
Laboratory studies on Turmeric's effect on cancer cells show that curcumin has anticancer abilities because of its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Specifically that the compound seems to be able to destroy cancer cells and also prevent more cancer cells from being created. It has been shown that Turmeric and Curcumin works best on cancers such as bowel, breast, stomach and skin cancers.
A US study in a laboratory on bowel cancer cells in 2007 revealed that (working with chemotherapy) Curcumin had the ability to kill more cancer cells than just chemotherapy on its on. Another study in the same year showed that in mice Curcumin helped to slow and stop the spread of breast cancer to other parts of the body.
Laboratory results found that Curcumin is capable of:
- Suppressing an enzyme called COX-2 that creates negative inflammation, which can in itself lead to cancer.
- Promoting a cancer tumour subduing gene.
- Slowing and stopping metastasis which is the spread of cancer cells from one part of the body to another.
- Destroying large B-cell lymphoma cells which are the most seen reason for non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
- Preventing and slowing the regrowth of cancer stem cells.
2. Prevention of blood clotting
Mainstream medications such as Aspirin and Ibuprofen that are used to prevent blood clotting for such things as deep vein thrombosis. Problem with such medications as Ibuprofen is the possibility of overdose. Turmeric (unless ingested in large amounts) has no known side effects. Researchers during studies in the 80s said that the compound Curcumin in Turmeric was better option for those with a variety of vascular thrombosis cases.
There have only been a handful of human case studies but research trials have shown that Turmeric is very effective in helping symptoms of depression in animals.
During 2016 the journal Phytotherapy Research revealed the results of a grounding breaking study. They took 60 people who had been diagnosed with serious depression and split the group in half. Half were treated with Curcumin and the other half Prozac and Curcumin.
They found that Curcumin was as powerful as Prozac in helping to manage cases of depression.
The researchers said, “This study provides first clinical evidence that curcumin may be used as an effective and safe therapy for treatment in patients with Mild Depression.”
4. Anti-inflammatory abilities
One of the most powerful abilities of Curcumin is that is can control inflammation within the body. The journal Oncogene published it's study results that focused on some
anti-inflammatory compounds, it showed that Aspirin and ibuprofen were the least effective, and that Curcumin was one of the most active anti-inflammatory compounds.
Inflammation is the thing that promotes most known diseases in the body.
It's believed that Turmeric’s ability to reduce and stop inflammation is it's main strength and reason it's great at combating disease.
As mentioned Curcumin is a potent anti-inflammatory and can reduce pain. Recent research on over 40 patients with rheumatoid arthritis patients compared the compound Curcumin in Turmeric to a commonly prescribed arthritis drug.
The research results were compelling with the group given Curcumin having the largest amount of improvement overall. As well as this the curcumin treatment was concluded to be safe and had no ill or adverse events on the patients.
Turmeric is also known to be great for lowering blood sugar and reversing insulin resistance. A study in 2009 at the Auburn University looked at how adding Turmeric to a person diet can help reverse diabetes.
Research showed that the compound Curcumin in Turmeric was 400x more powerful than the diabetes drug Metformi.
7. Digestive and stomach complaints
Those with stomach and digestive issues have a tendency to become intolerant to medication because the flora within the stomach becomes compromised.
A study looking into Curcumin’s and ability to help control inflammatory bowel disease, and Crohn’s disease concluded that some patients were able to cease taking their prescribed medications because their medical condition changed for the better by including Curcumin in their diet.
Including Turmeric and curcumin was found to helped heal the gut itself and promoted the growth of good bacteria in the gut.
Heart disease is a big issue in the UK and US and it mainly comes down to excessive blood sugar. Curcumin has been found to be equal more effective than diabetes medications at bringing down inflammation and oxidative stress and in the treatment of high cholesterol.
Curcumin is also known to manage pain in the body. Research published in the European Journal of Pharmacology details that Curcumin activates something called the opioid system (which controls pain). Usually, this is controlled by painkillers when the pain isn't easy to deal with but this process is dealt with naturally by the body and it's natural pain-relieving response.
Amongst it other many benefits Turmeric can help many conditions that are traditionally treated with corticosteroids, these include: Psoriasis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Scleroderma, Chronic pain.
So it seems that Turmeric is a great alternative to many drugs that are used to treat many common medical problems. One of it's upsides is it's lack of side effects. It would seem that taking therapeutic curcumin is superior to most medicines. Considering a natural approach for all the above as well as taking turmeric as a preventative measure on a consistent daily basis might just be a very good choice.
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