Nowadays everyone is familiar with the delicious spice called turmeric. This spice originates from India and Indonesia and for more than 5000 years has been part of Asia’s cuisine. It was introduced To the western world in the 13th century by the Arab traders.
This spice has also been used in the Chinese and Indian medicine because of its powerful anti-inflammatory properties, its ability to treat several conditions such as toothache, chest pain, urinary tract infection, flatulence, jaundice, menstrual discomforts, bruises, hemorrhage, and colic.
Today’s researches show that this spice is also potent in curing cancer.
Its active compound called curcumin prevents several forms of cancer to develop including breast, lung, stomach, liver, and colon cancer because of its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. This compound is able to Inhibit COX-2, an enzyme that causes negative inflammation, which can lead to cancer, Imped vascular epithelial growth (a polypeptide that stimulates new blood supply) to starve cancer cells of their oxygen and fuel source, Induce a tumor suppressor gene, stop metastasis (spread from one organ to another) of cancer cells, kill large cell B-cell lymphoma cells (the most common reason for non-Hodgkin lymphoma) and prevent regrowth of cancer stem cells.2.
“Curcumin exerts its biological influence through epigenetic modulation, a process that continues downstream staying one step ahead of adverse genetic influences.” This was stated during a 2011 study conducted by the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Curcumin can fight and prevent prostate cancer by interfering with the spread of cancer cells and inflammatory responses that are considered to be the precursors of cancer development and by reducing the expression of sex hormone receptors in the prostate gland. It can also blocks the factors that induce human papilloma virus and activates cancer cell death within the uterine lining.
Turmeric is very powerful remedy to fight arthritis thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties. Patients who suffer from and rheumatoid arthritis learned that they can lower their pain by consuming this spice daily.
It can also control diabetes by improving the effects of the diabetes medications.
This spice also has the ability to break down dietary fat, thus help you lose weight. All you have to do is include a teaspoon of turmeric in your diet.
Again, thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, this spice fights efficiently with Alzheimer’s by improving the oxygen flow in your brain.
Applying turmeric directly to skin wounds will make them heal faster. It can also be helpful in fighting psoriasis and other skin conditions since it is a natural disinfectant because of its antiseptic and antibacterial properties.
So, if you want to improve your health in record time, add turmeric in your grocery list and every day life!