Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Chris Kilham (the medicine hunter) on ABC News
MedicineTrail Minute Turmeric
The Magic of Turmeric(English subtitles at bottom of video)
Discover the Many Powerful Benefits of Turmeric
Turmeric Curcumin - Cancer Cure and More!
Cancer Cure Turmeric Natural Cancer Cure
Turmeric Fighting Cancer
Curcumin for colon cancer
Curry for Diabetes
Benefits of Turmeric: detoxifier, anti-oxidant, joint health, supports joint flexibility.
TURMERIC ‘Curcuma longa’, also known as curcuma, haldi or Indian saffron, is an ancient spice from South East Asia. This fine, bright yellow powder is obtained from the ground rhizome (underground stem), and posses an earthy, peppery flavour with a sweet mustard perfume.
According to the book ‘Anticancer’ (by Dr. David Servan-Schreibe)*, turmeric / curcuma is the most powerful natural anti-inflammatory identified to date & can be used as a natural defence mechanism against cancerous cells when used in cooking. IMPORTANT: for the turmeric to be absorbed by the body, it must be combined with black pepper and ideally dissolved in oil (ie olive oil).
In a study in Germany, it was shown that turmeric extract had the most potent antioxidant activity as compared to garlic, artichoke leaf, devils claw root and salmon oil.
Turmeric's tumor suppressive activity was shown in a study at the University of Leicester, London. It inhibited COX2 an isoform which in excessive quantities causes colon cancer, breast cancer and skin cancer. Curcumin was able to suppress and block tumor progression by five mechanisms including antioxidation, inhibition of arachidonic acid metabolism, modulation of cellular signal transduction pathways, inhibition of hormone and growth factor activity and inhibition of oncogene activity.
Benefits of (Curcumin) Turmeric Enhanced by Black Pepper
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