CURCUMIN is one of the most researched herbs in recent times with over 3000 studies conducted throughout the world. Dr. Prasad S, Aggarwal BB, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Texas is a big fan who wrote a scientific study on tumeric and curcumin called “The Golden Spice (1).” He notes that while modern medicine has been used to treat numerous diseases and been around for 100 years, traditional medicine has been around for 1000s of years. Using curcumin with my husband, we noticed herbs and plants continue be safe and effective while modern medicine has many side effects and contraindications.
The list below links to studies that explain scientifically proven health benefits of turmeric and curcumin. Because the level of curcumin in turmeric per pound varies from 2 – 4%, most of the studies have been done on curcumin.
- Contains medicinal properties for systemic and oral health
- promotes detoxification of and acts as a cleanser for the body
- is a natural anti-inflammatory compound
- contains antioxidant properties
- neutralizes free radicals and has powerful polyphenols
- boosts immune system health
- acts as a bacteria-killer in the stomach and intestine
- improves brain functions and reduces risk of brain diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease
- can help lower the risk of heart disease
- has been shown to make molecular changes that link to benefits regarding cancer
- helps arthritic patients relieve painful joints
- aids in relieving depression
- may help increase longevity and fight age-related chronic diseases
Role of curcumin in systemic and oral health: An overview. (2)
- When I had a tooth extracted, I used curcumin for pain instead of the ibuprofen the dentist recommended and was pleased to discover that it worked.
The effect of curcumin (turmeric) on Alzheimer’s disease: An overview. (3)
Anticancer potential of curcumin: preclinical and clinical studies. (7)
Screening pharmaceutical preparations containing extracts of turmeric rhizome, artichoke leaf, devil’s claw root and garlic or salmon oil for antioxidant capacity. (8)
Therapeutic potential of curcumin in digestive diseases. (9)
The protective role of curcumin in cardiovascular diseases. (13)
A randomized, pilot study to assess the efficacy and safety of curcumin in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis. (15)
Curcumin, inflammation, aging and age-related diseases. (18)