Magical medical turmeric


Look at the variety of protection that India’s traditional turmeric provides. It includes not only safety from heart failure but also cancer and gall stone prevention, besides reduction in cholesterol, and increasing the formation of scars to heal wounds.

The Journal of Clinical Investigation has published studies from the Cardiology Division of the University of Toronto, Canada, that show that when an ingredient in the curry spice turmeric, curcumin, is given orally to various mouse models suffering from hypertrophy (an enlargement of the heart), it is possible to prevent as well as reverse hypertrophy, stop failure of the heart, restore its functioning and reduce the formation of scars.

Turmeric has wonderful anti ageing, antibiotic and antiseptic properties. As a beauty product, it is often used in skin creams also.

During the research, rats were given curcumin and were then either operated upon or given drugs that would endanger them with heart failure. Those animals which consumed curcumin had greater resistance to heart failure and inflammation when compared to those sets of rats which could not get to taste the curcumin.

Enlargement of the heart was also reversed with the treatment of curcumin because this short-circuited the process of enlargement of the heart process although how it happens is not perfectly clear.

Turmeric’s properties for healing have been well-known for centuries. Traditional Indian medicine has used this herb to reduce the formation of scar. If someone suffers a bruise or cut at home, for instance, people reach for turmeric powder at once since it is known to help to heal so that there is no scar.

The bride’s family brings turmeric, betel leaves, nuts and clothes and garlands the groom even as sugar candy is distributed to all present.

In recent times, science has put the spotlight on curcumin, while carrying out research on turmeric’s potential advantage in reducing the levels of cholesterol and improving cardiovascular health besides fighting cancer.

The dosage of turmeric is recommended to be 300 mg to be taken with meals thrice a day. It is useful when acting as an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-rheumatic medication. This is in addition to lowering cholesterol, fighting cancer and preventing gall stones. Turmeric is also helpful in such diseases as dyspepsia, dysmenorrhoea, peptic ulcer disease, muscle soreness, HIV, scabies and uveitis.

Moreover, curcuminoids act as free radical scavengers besides also inhibiting leukotrienes and synthesis of prostaglandins. It has been claimed that the anti-inflammatory activity is comparable to such NSAIDs as indomethacin.

In addition to lowering blood lipid peroxides, curcuminoids decrease the total cholesterol and LDL (or bad) cholesterol, while increasing HDL (or good) cholesterol. Another claim is that turmeric has also inhibited platelet aggregation.

This is just a glimpse of the benefits abounding in this rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family, turmeric.Turmeric has wonderful anti ageing, antibiotic and antiseptic properties. As a beauty product, it is often used in skin creams also.


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