Turmeric (Curcuma longa) for Many Illnesses

Turmeric has been used for centuries as a spice to enlighten the flavor of dishes and is extremely popular for this in India, but it has also been used for many years in Ayurveda and Eastern Medicine for its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer activity. This medicinal plant is extensively used in Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha medicine as home remedy for various diseases and symptoms. While some herbal supplements can have adverse effects there are no known interactions between turmeric and other medicines. It is all natural and is safe to consume at large doses, although any medical professional would avoid recommending that, you can rest assured knowing it cannot create dependency (addiction) or overdose.

DO KEEP IN MIND: Turmeric is fat-soluble, meaning you have to consume it with fats in order for it to be absorbed by the body. In Ayurveda it is typically mixed with ghee or milk, but also consider avocados, fish, cheese, eggs, fish, olive oil and any food high in healthy fats. Stay away from animal fats (lard, bacon, etc).

Safety evaluation studies indicate that both turmeric and curcumin are well tolerated at a very high dose without any toxic effects. Any wise person knows moderation is best.

In a 1985 study in India turmeric was shown to reduce the cell growth of Dalton’s lymphoma cells in hamsters. The key ingredient in turmeric that assists in this is “curcumin.”

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AILMENTS

Turmeric finds medicinal applications in anemia, atherosclerosis, diabetes, edema, hemorrhoids, hepatitis, hysteria, indigestion, inflammation, skin disease, urinary disease, wound and bruise healing, psoriasis, anorexia, cough, liver disorders, rheumatism and sinusitis.

How turmeric is used to best alleviate, if not entirely remove, these illnesses varies but its usually through digestion or topically onto skin. A full list of treatments and ailments can be viewed at: http://nopr.niscair.res.in/handle/123456789/14954 You’ll want to open the PDF link (towards the bottom of the page) to view the full study and list of uses.

A few common uses are listed below:

ANEMIA

Turmeric juice mixed with untreated raw-honey should be consumed once a day until red blood cell or hemoglobin in the blood are restored to balance. You’ll know it is working because you will have restored energy and normalized heart rate.

ASTHMA

Create a paste mixing turmeric powder, water and ground curry leaves (or curry powder) and consume small balls for one month.
For measuring and avoiding curry powder mix a teaspoon of turmeric in a glass of milk and consume every morning has also shown Ayurveda benefits for asthma symptoms.

INSECT BITES

Create a paste mixing turmeric and lime juice. Apply small ball of paste onto bites and cover with gauze or bandages. It will reduce inflammation and kill any bad bacteria living in the wound.

SKIN DISEASES

Create a paste mixing lime juice, turmeric and Epsom salt. Scrub the mixture onto affected skin until symptoms have left. It usually takes a month or less for symptoms to completely disappear. It can potentially take longer than a month if the condition is severe.

LIVER DISORDERS

Premeasured capsules taken daily for individuals suffering from liver damage or disorder. Cooking with turmeric will apply similar benefits.

COLD & COUGH

Mix turmeric powder in with warm milk to alleviate cold and cough symptoms.

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PROOF

The list is endless considering Ayurveda has been using turmeric since the before the Vedas were recorded. Here is some additional scientific evidence supporting the use of this natural product.

Turmeric Corrects Cystic Fibrosis Defects – Click Here to view the study.

Turmeric Oil Show Antibacterial Activity – Click Here to view the study.

Turmeric Oil Show Antifungal Activity – The inhibitory activity of turmeric oil was tested in guinea pigs. Click Here to view the study.

Turmeric Ointment for Cancer Therapy – Topicals were found to produce remarkable symptomatic relief in patients with external cancerous lesions. Click Here to view the study.

Turmeric’s Positive Effect on Alzheimer’s Disease – Curcumin in Turmeric was able to improve the overall memory in patients with AD. Click Here to view the study.

Efficacy of Turmeric on Blood Sugar – The conversation of sorbitol to fructose lowered significantly with the use of curcumin/turmeric in diabetic albino rats. Click Here to view the full study.

Chemo-preventative Effects of Turmeric – Mice were kept on a 5% turmeric diet and showed a 38% decrease in skin & stomach tumors. Cick Here to view the full study.

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