Turmeric: The Herb That Fights Cancer, Crohn’s And Alzheimer’s, Too

Turmeric: The Herb That Fights Cancer, Crohn’s And Alzheimer’s, Too by: Rebecca McCarty for Off the Grid News

TDC Note – None of this is medical advice, simply information and food for thought. At this point if turmeric if you haven’t done your research on this herb, which is one of the most researched herbs on the planet, you really should begin right away.

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Turmeric has been revered in the traditional medical systems of China and India for thousands of years for its anti-inflammatory properties. Because of its benefits,  turmeric has recently gained popularity in the West as a potent herbal medicine, too.

The reported health benefits of turmeric are seemingly endless. Turmeric is a potent anti-inflammatory herb. Since a large proportion of many modern diseases have inflammation as part of their root cause, turmeric can serve as a powerful herbal ally.

1. Fights inflammation

The primary anti-inflammatory component of turmeric is curcumin. Numerous studies have shown that curcumin’s ability to combat inflammation is comparable to that of anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen. However, curcumin does not produce the same toxic effects as pharmaceutical drugs, such as intestinal bleeding.

Turmeric may also offer some hope for inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

2. Provides antioxidants

Turmeric contains powerful antioxidants that neutralize free radicals. Free radicals are known to cause damage to the body’s cells.

These antioxidants make turmeric particularly useful for providing relief to those suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, where free radicals cause inflammation in the joints and can eventually lead to joint damage.

3. Helps prevent cancer

The antioxidant properties of turmeric help to protect cells from DNA damage from free radicals. Curcumin is also believed to be capable of destroying cancer cells and stopping their spread. This is a result of the herb enhancing liver function, inhibiting a protein needed for tumor formation, and reducing the blood supply to cancer cells.

The anti-cancer potency of turmeric is multiplied when you combine turmeric with other cancer-preventative foods.

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