10 Benefits of Turmeric: Superior to Medications?
Turmeric, the main spice in curry, is arguably the most powerful herb on the planet in the fight and potentially reverse disease. It has so many curative properties that 6,235 peer reviewed articles have now been published that prove the benefits of turmeric and one of its known curcumin curing compounds.
This puts turmeric at the top of the list as one of the most mentioned medicinal herbs throughout science and the following most popular herbs studied include garlic, cinnamon, ginseng, ginger and milk thistle.
Of the more than 6,000 studies that refer to curcumin, the most interesting finding is that when turmeric is compared to conventional medicine, its benefits are the same as for many pharmaceutical drugs.
In fact, a number of studies have even reported that the use of curcumin is more advantageous than certain prescription medications.
Health Benefits of Turmeric
When examining the research, the benefits of turmeric go beyond these 10 drugs:
Medications for Diabetes (Metformin)
Medications for arthritis
Inflammatory bowel diseases
Medications for Cholesterol (Lipitor)
Now we will delve further into the research on the benefits of turmeric to potentially reverse specific diseases.
Benefits of Trump Turmeric Medications
Although the list is much longer, we have selected 10 drugs that pale compared to turmeric in potentially reversible disease. When reading this report, keep in mind that one of the most powerful benefits of curcumin over traditional medical approaches is the lack of side effects.
1. Anticoagulants / Antiplatelets
Medical intervention usually includes the following medications to delay and prevent blood clotting:
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others)
Warfarin (Coumadin), and others.
Unfortunately, for people with conditions that are treated by these drugs (ie, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism), this approach may not always be the wisest decision. Ibuprofen overdose is such a common problem. In addition to the common side effects like excessive bleeding and bleeding, the risks associated with anticoagulants abound and include everything from back pain to headaches to difficulty breathing.
Turmeric, on the other hand, has relatively no known side effects unless taken in extremely excessive amounts.
In addition, from several innovative studies in the mid-1980s, curcumin in turmeric has been suggested by researchers as truly a better option for those with vascular thrombosis.
Although few studies have been done on humans, dozens of research trials have shown that turmeric is especially effective in correcting symptoms of depression in laboratory animals.
To address this issue, Phytotherapy Research published the results of an amazing and innovative study last year. The study took 60 volunteers diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD), such as manic depression, and split the group to determine how patients treated with curcumin were relieved against fluoxetine (Prozac) and a combination of the two.
Not only was it found that all patients tolerated curcumin well, but found that curcumin was as effective as Prozac for controlling depression.
According to the authors, "This study provides first clinical evidence that curcumin can be used as an effective and safe therapy for treatment in patients with mild depression."
Possibly, the most powerful aspect of curcumin is its ability to control inflammation.
Oncogene magazine published the results of a study evaluating various anti-inflammatory compounds and found that aspirin and ibuprofen are less effective, while curcumin is among the most effective anti-inflammatory compounds in the world.
This news should have reached all the homes in the world after the study was carried out because inflammation puts people at risk for almost every disease process known to man.
Today's diseases like cancer, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, high cholesterol and chronic pain can be the result of inflammation.
As you will see below in several other articles related to chronic illness, keep this in the back of your mind: The key to turmeric for reversing the disease may be its ability to keep inflammation at bay.
4. Management of arthritis
Because curcumin is known for its powerful anti-inflammatory and pain-reducing properties, a study was conducted in 45 patients with rheumatoid arthritis to compare the benefits of curcumin in turmeric to arthritis drugs (diclofenac sodium), which to people at risk of developing leaky gut and heart disease.
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