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Turmeric and curcumin are among the most popular herbal medicines, with many health benefits and few side effects. Here, Dr Sarah Brewer explains the concrete evidence - and how to use them.
It's the spice that everyone's talking about - barely a week goes by without us hearing about another purported health benefit of turmeric.
The kitchen cupboard staple, widely recognizable by its spectacular golden color, fast becoming one of the most researched plants in the world.
And with so many possible scientific and medical uses, it's not difficult to see why.
Last month, the Daily Mail reported how a woman dying from cancer credited turmeric with keeping her alive.
Dieneke Ferguson, a 67-year-old from North London, was told there was 'no hope' for her after three rounds of chemotherapy and four stem cell treatments failed to halt the progression of her blood cancer.
She credits curcumin, a key component of turmeric, with keeping her alive, after she started taking 8g a day of it in tablet form.
And just last night, the benefits of turmeric were discussed last night in the Channel 4 programme Superfoods: The Real Story.
In the show, presenter Kate Quilton explained how she had fallen down the stairs last year and fractured two vertebrae in her back.
She'd had physio but had also tried to include turmeric in her diet in 'as many weird and wonderful ways as possible', after learning of its anti-inflammatory and healing properties.
Now back on her feet, she was on a mission to try and ascertain whether the turmeric played any part in her recovery.
Scientists Kate met assured her it had – and advised viewers to eat 1.5 teaspoons of the spice a day.
So why is turmeric such a superfood? And how can you reap the most benefits from taking it? [...]
Turmeric is a commonly found condiment in Indian households and has also long been known for its health benefits. Here's another reason to add it to your daily diet, especially in your child's meal.
Turmeric is a commonly found condiment in Indian households and has also long been known for its health benefits. Here's another reason to add it to your daily diet, especially in your child's meals. A team of scientists from the United States of America have found that a bioactive compound in turmeric known as curcumin can also cure cancer in children. Neuroblastoma is one of the most common cancers in children below the age of five years. The cancer starts in early nerve cells and commonly forms in the tissue of the adrenal glands, near the kidneys. It is also associated with developmental delays, hearing loss and other disabilities.
Researchers at Nemours Children's Hospital and the University of Central Florida (UCF) have recently found that the nanoparticles loaded with curcumin can offer a novel treatment to target and destroy neuroblastoma tumor cells. In the study, researchers attached curcumin to cerium oxide nanoparticles and tested the nano-curcumin formulation in cell-lines of a high-risk form of neuroblastoma. [...]
Targeting both the hydric and lipidic systems, the Double Serum targets five vital aspects of the skin's functioning, which if not looked after properly can be disrupted and lead to damaged and prematurely aged skin. The secret ingredient? You might have it in your spice cabinet, but not like this. Clarins’ turmeric extract has been specifically sourced because it is highly concentrated in the active ingredient turmerone which is responsible for its age control properties. Double Serum conveniently delivers these concentrated benefits directly to our faces. [...]
Researchers conducted an over 20 year study on how medical plants, including turmeric, affect weight loss. Significant findings support claims previously made about turmeric aiding in weight loss. These researchers found that the anti-obesity function in turmeric was its ability to.. [...]
Doctors have been prescribing antibiotics at the slightest sign of illness, even for things they simply won’t help like the common cold. These prescriptions have been routinely handed out like candy despite the fact that illness, including common infections, can be successfully treated with a healthy immune system and a few natural helpers.It might be time to try some natural alternatives – and stick with them. [...]
This guide to the 4 supplements with the most evidence supporting their benefits can help you decide which one(s) may be right for you. However, you should ask your doctor before starting a new supplement to make sure it’s appropriate for your condition and won’t interact with any of your other medications [...]
Turmeric, “the golden spice”, is a staple in India and surrounding regions. As of late, it’s becoming increasingly popular in western countries due to its versatility and healing benefits. It’s actually the star spice in curry powder. [...]
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This is not news in India, where curcumin is widely used as a medicinal herb. Science, however, has confirmed that the phenolic compounds known as curcuminoids have health benefits and antimicrobial qualities, with initial tests of curcumin to create a ... [...]
The chemical in turmeric that gives the root its distinctive yellow color and spicy, bitter flavor may also help treat drug-resistant tuberculosis, according to a new study published in Respirology. Tuberculosis (TB) that's resistant to most ... [...]
The U.S. National Institutes of Health says it is possible that spices have health benefits. But there is not enough ... Some Indian researchers claim that a chemical in turmeric called curcumin can slow or stop the growth of tumor cells. They say it ... [...]