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September 29, 2013

Science Confirms Turmeric As Effective As 14 Drugs

Filed under: from internet /other medias — heidi @ 11:13

Published on GreenMedInfo, by Sayer Ji, May 13, 2013.  

Turmeric is one the most thoroughly researched plants in existence today. Its medicinal properties and components (primarily curcumin) have been the subject of over 5600 peer-reviewed and published biomedical studies. In fact, our five-year long research project on this sacred plant has revealed over 600 potential preventive and therapeutic applications, as well as 175 distinct beneficial physiological effects. This entire database of 1,585 ncbi-hyperlinked turmeric abstracts can be downloaded as a PDF at our Downloadable Turmeric Document page, and acquired either as a retail item or with 200 GMI-tokens, for those of you who are already are members and receive them automatically each month.  Given the sheer density of research performed on this remarkable spice, it is no wonder that a growing number of studies have concluded that it compares favorably to a variety of conventional medications, including:

Lipitor/Atorvastatin(cholesterol medication): A 2008 study published in the journal Drugs in R & D found that a standardized preparation of curcuminoids from Turmeric compared favorably to the drug atorvastatin (trade name Lipitor) on endothelial dysfunction, the underlying pathology of the blood vessels that drives atherosclerosis, in association with reductions in inflammation and oxidative stress in type 2 diabetic patients. [i] [For addition curcumin and 'high cholesterol' research – 8 abstracts]
Corticosteroids (steroid medications): A 1999 study published in the journal Phytotherapy Research found that the primary polyphenol in turmeric, the saffron colored pigment known as curcumin, compared favorably to steroids in the management of chronic anterior uveitis, an inflammatory eye disease.[ii] A 2008 study published in Critical Care Medicine found that curcumin compared favorably to the corticosteroid drug dexamethasone in the animal model as an alternative therapy for protecting lung transplantation-associated injury by down-regulating inflammatory genes.[iii] An earlier 2003 study published in Cancer Letters found the same drug also compared favorably to dexamethasone in a lung ischaemia-repurfusion injury model.[iv] [for additional curcumin and inflammation research – 52 abstracts]
Prozac/Fluoxetine & Imipramine (antidepressants): A 2011 study published in the journal Acta Poloniae Pharmaceutica found that curcumin compared favorably to both drugs in reducing depressive behavior in an animal model.[v] [for additional curcumin and depression research – 5 abstracts]
Aspirin (blood thinner): A 1986 in vitro and ex vivo study published in the journal Arzneimittelforschung found that curcumin has anti-platelet and prostacyclin modulating effects compared to aspirin, indicating it may have value in patients prone to vascular thrombosis and requiring anti-arthritis therapy.[vi] [for additional curcumin and anti-platelet research] … //

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Same article:

on Natural News, by David Gutierrez, May 14, 2013;

and in german: Die heilige Pflanze Kurkuma könnte mindestens 14 Medikamente überflüssig machen, auf KOPP online, von Jonathan Benson, Sept 27, 2013: Von den vielfältigen heilenden Eigenschaften des Gewürzes Kurkuma – beziehungsweise seines Inhaltsstoffs Curcumin – haben Sie wahrscheinlich schon einmal gehört. Aber wussten Sie, dass buchstäblich Tausende von veröffentlichten, expertenbegutachteten Studien aus vielen Jahren bestätigen, dass Kurkuma genauso oder sogar besser wirkt als mindestens 14 Medikamente, die zurzeit auf dem Markt sind? …;

Links – find about Turmeric:

Books about Turmeric on amazon;

Benefits of Tumeric, on Natural News, read comments, January 14, 2013;

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