ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

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

Updated on February 23, 2020

Dr Teitalbaum, on Curcumin

The Benefits of Turmeric

The Benefits of Turmeric are well known, recent research verifies the effectiveness of this very valuable supplement. Shows great promise in the treatment of pain

Curcumins benefits are astonishing

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 recent 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 have 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 Curcumin 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, it increases the availability by 2000%. Piperine is the active ingredient in black, and white pepper.

Must be why Curcumin is called Indian Gold.


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

Pubmed article, august 2010

pubmed article July 15, 2009

NutriGold Turmeric Curcumin Gold (Features C3 Complex w/BioPerine), 500 mg, 120 Vegan Capsules
NutriGold Turmeric Curcumin Gold (Features C3 Complex w/BioPerine), 500 mg, 120 Vegan Capsules
Curcumin Gold contains piperine, thereby increasing its effects, and bioavailability.

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)