The Powerful Health Benefits of Turmeric

Turmeric is a bright yellow Asian herb from the root stalk of the curcuma longa plant which is a part of the ginger family. Turmeric is the spice that gives curry its yellow color. It's used in many Southeast Asian cultures because of its anti-aging and medicinal benefits. It can be taken in many forms from capsules and liquids or powders. It can also be grated directly from the root. It’s often made into teas and kombucha.

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One of the main components of the turmeric is a substance called curcumin. Curcumin is the yellow component and the active ingredient in a turmeric. It is turmeric’s most powerful active anti-inflammatory compound. Curcumin has been shown to be a powerful suppressor of chronic inflammation-mediated disease processes.

Curcumin has so many healing properties that currently there have been 6,235 peer-reviewed articles (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=curcumin) published proving the benefits of turmeric and one of its renowned healing compounds curcumin.

Some of the most amazing demonstrated properties of curcumin include:
  • A powerful antioxidant
  • Anti-depressant
  • Digestive aid
  • Anti-bacterial
  • A natural anti-inflammatory compound
  • Combat cancer stem cells (where cancer begins)
  • Destroying multidrug-resistant cancer
  • Reduce out-of-control inflammation & joint pain and help maintain healthy, pain-free joints
  • Help maintain healthy cells and neutralize damaging free radicals
  • Enhance heart health and inhibit the formation of LDL (bad) cholesterol
  • Prevent blood platelets from sticking together, which improves circulation and minimizes the likelihood of blood clots
  • Counteract damage caused by radiation
  • Protect against Alzheimer’s disease and related conditions
  • Support healthy kidneys and liver
  • Encourage the body’s own detoxification efforts and help eliminate such health-damaging contaminants as heavy metals
  • Protect against the ravages of aging


Also, of the 6000+ studies referencing curcumin, the most interesting finding is that when turmeric is compared to conventional medicine its benefits equal that of the pharmaceutical medications. In fact, a number of studies have even reported that using curcumin is more advantageous than prescription drugs!

A recent review study of more than 700 clinical trials involving curcumin and cancer found curcumin to be as effective as pharmaceutical drugs in treating cancers of the prostate, colon, breast, liver, esophagus, and mouth.

Turmeric may be the most effective nutritional supplement in existence. But despite the vast potential for alleviating human suffering, turmeric will likely never receive the FDA stamp of approval due to its lack of exclusivity, patentability and therefore profitability.


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