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The Benefits of Turmeric, Curcumin in the Treatment of Many Conditions. A Natural Antibiotic, and Pain releiver

Updated on June 4, 2013
Nutrigold Turmeric Curcumin Gold (Features C3 Complex w/ BioPerine), 500 mg, 120 veg. capsules
Nutrigold Turmeric Curcumin Gold (Features C3 Complex w/ BioPerine), 500 mg, 120 veg. capsules

Curcumin Gold contains piperine, thereby increasing its effects, and bioavailability.

 

Turmeric is a spice that is found in curry. Belongs to the ginger family of spices. Science has isolated it's active compound, Curcumin. Curcumin has been tested in over 3000 clinical trials, and pre trials. Among the findings for this amazing supplement is its ability to prohibit cancer, and the spreading of carcinogens.

Turmeric is classified as an anti inflammatory, and analgesic. The spice blocks Cox 2, which is a chemical that is involved in pain. It works much in the same way as NSAIDS, such as ibuprofen, and Aleve, as well as many prescriptive meds do. Without the ringing in the ears, and other side effects of synthetic pain killers. Has been found to be non toxic, with little side effects, and well tolerated. Even at doses as high as 2200mg.

In resent research it has been found that it targets many other pathways, that lead to Diseases, and conditions involving inflammation. Among the many papers, studies, and dissertations that I read, it shows promise in many different fields of medicine, and prevention.

Due to it's anti inflammatory, anti septic, anti infective properties, including fungus, bacteria, and viral properties it has been found to be effective in the treatment of many diseases. It had a moderate effect on hepatis B, as well as infectious arthritis. (pubmed, august 2010)

Curcumin was also found to lower insulin levels, and prevent diabetes, in those who where pre diabetic. Had a direct effect on obesity, diabetes, and diabetic neuropathy pain, as well. By blocking the pain, and increasing circulation.

In a recent dissertation, (national institutes of health, march 2011) that summarizes all the targets of Curcumin, was found to be a very effective compound in many different applications, of disease and illness. Among them are the following:

  1. Inhibited tobacco associated carcinogens in the lungs, and oral cavities.
  2. Blocks epidermal growth factor, which is implemented in psoriasis, and cancer. The growth factor is its abilty to replicate, and grow, or spread. Examples of cancers that are incouraged by EPGF include breast, lung, colon, head, and neck cancers. These pathways play a critical role in cancers ability to spread, and survive.
  3. It significantly blocked lung, breast, and prostrate cancer, as well as pancreatic cancer. By blocking estrogen would be helpful in cervical, as well as breast cancer. It has the abilty to block androgen, a male hormone, and inhibit its growth.
  4. Also inhibited cell migration, and shows promise in inhibiting Lymphoma, luekemia, and RA.
  5. With its direct effect on immune function, and its ability to modulate killer t cells, as well as other immune functions, it has been found to be helpful in many auto immune diseases. Among them are MS, RA, asthma, psoriasis, Lupus, and cancer. Much in the same way as synthetic steroids do.

Current trials are underway, using Cur cumin for the treatment of Alzheimer's. The brain of Alzheimer's patients have been found to contain high amounts of metals. With Curcumins abilty to bind copper, and iron, it shows great promise in the treatment of Alzheimer's Disease, along with high doses of Omega 3 fatty acids, such as fish oil. Metal chelation is currently used in many clinical settings in the treatment of this disease.

No toxicity was found at any dose. Even as high as 2200mg. Due to its low absorption it must be combined with piperine, to be effective. By adding piperine, increases the availability by 2000%. Piperine is the active ingredient in black, and white pepper.

Must be why Curcumin is called Indian Gold.

References:

Pubmed/national institute of health, March 2011, article# PMC3025067

Pubmed article, august 2010

pubmed article July 15, 2009





Dr Teitalbaum, on Curcumin

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Real Cause, Real Cure: The 9 root causes of the most common health problems and how to solve them
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Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, is a board certified internal medicine physician and researcher, widely recognized as an innovative leader in complementary health care, and medical director at the Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Centers. He divides his time between Virginia and Hawaii.

 

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      Abby Campbell 4 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Thank you for another great hub, artist101! I love turmeric and season many of my foods with it, but I didn't know it had so many healing properties. Thumbs up!

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      Sherrie Westerfield, Cpht 4 years ago from Hobart,In

      I would go by the expiration date on the bottle. Holistic practioners recommend refrigerating all herbals, to keep their potency. As far as fresh, store in a cool, dry place. Shelf life of fresh herbals, I do not know.

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      Sherrie Westerfield, Cpht 4 years ago from Hobart,In

      Thank you for the thumbs up. It really is an amazing supplement that really does what it claims to do.

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      Sherrie Westerfield, Cpht 4 years ago from Hobart,In

      Thank you for the thumbs up, I really appreciate it. It realy is Indian Gold

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      Sherrie Westerfield, Cpht 4 years ago from Hobart,In

      You are welcome everythingdazzles. I hope my research helps those with an ailment, the way it helped me.

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      Sherrie Westerfield, Cpht 4 years ago from Hobart,In

      Thank you Deborah Brooks. It honestly does what it says. I hope the milk thistle works for you the way it did me!!.

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      Sherrie Westerfield, Cpht 4 years ago from Hobart,In

      Thank you Tony, thanks for the thumbs up!! It's probably the most interesting, and versatile of all the supplements.

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      Sherrie Westerfield, Cpht 4 years ago from Hobart,In

      Thank you for the compliment, it really does help with pain.

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      loveofnight 4 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

      useful and interesting, you have a lot of good facts in this hub. a good read indeed

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      It's good stuff, indeed. Thanks for highlighting it here. I was wondering about its shelf life. Have you done any research on how long we can expect these ground herbs to maintain their beneficial properties?

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      Sherrie Westerfield, Cpht 4 years ago from Hobart,In

      It is an awesome natural substance. Many more uses will probably be found, as clinical trials are still being done on other uses. By tumeric helping your bacterial infection, it only proves that it has anti bacterial properties. Thank you for the thumbs up.

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      truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      I am prone to skin infections and take it to help reduce the severity of my infections. You wouldn't think it works for inflammation, but it does. Thanks for sharing about the pain relief impacts ~ that is something I did not know. Voted up and useful.

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      Sherrie Westerfield, Cpht 4 years ago from Hobart,In

      Thank you, i am glad you liked it. i actually use it every day, for arthritis pain. it really does help.

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      Janelle 4 years ago from Houston

      Very insightful hub. Thanks for sharing.

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      Sherrie Westerfield, Cpht 4 years ago from Hobart,In

      You are very welcome, I appreciate the posting on facebook, and your order. And the compliments. again Thank You.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      It is so nice to meet you.. thank you for the information on the herbal for fatty liver.. I appreciate it. I will share this on Facebook on TOPS HEALTH PAGE i have set up..

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      Sherrie Westerfield, Cpht 4 years ago from Hobart,In

      thank you, tony I really appreciate the thumbs up

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      Tony Mead 4 years ago from Yorkshire

      artist101

      thank you for sharing this information, I have long known about someof its medical advantages.

      your hub is very well done, with useful illustrations and video

      regards

      Tony

      voted up

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      Sherrie Westerfield, Cpht 4 years ago from Hobart,In

      As I was researching another supplement, I ran across this outstanding supplement, and trials. I am currently using curcumin for chronic pain, and arthritis. Relief was found within the first day of taking it. Along with yoga, and an exercise. I had no idea the usefulness of this spice, nor the different pathways that it inhibited.