Health benefits of Turmeric

I think most folks would agree that when you get diagnosed with some sort of health issue - there is ALL sorts of advice out there on things you should eat or do to 'cure' you!

One thing that gets suggested to use is a supplement/spice called Turmeric.  You can see some health benefits listed below.  There are several clinical trials that are being done to actually see if it helps.  You can make up your own mind what things to try to cure cancer, prevent cancer, etc (we all know Dr Oz has all sorts of suggestions on what to take!).  But I guess it never hurts to try anything to be a healthier person?

While taking Z I didn't take any supplements except iron (and multi-vitamin).  But since I have a little break in treatments I've been using this spice in my cooking.  Tonights use was to take olive oil, black pepper, and turmeric and drizzle on my roasted potatoes.  Tomorrow I'm going to try a recipe for roasted cauliflower and quiona.  Stay tuned for recipe and results :)

20 Health Benefits of Turmeric:

The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin. Tumeric has been used for over 2500 years in India, where it was most likely first used as a dye.
The medicinal properties of this spice have been slowly revealing themselves over the centuries. Long known for its anti-inflammatory properties, recent research has revealed that turmeric is a natural wonder, proving beneficial in the treatment of many different health conditions from cancer to Alzheimer's disease.
Here are 20 reasons to add turmeric to your diet:
1. It is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent, useful in disinfecting cuts and burns.
2. When combined with cauliflower, it has shown to prevent prostate cancer and stop the growth of existing prostate cancer.
3. Prevented breast cancer from spreading to the lungs in mice.
4. May prevent melanoma and cause existing melanoma cells to commit suicide.
5. Reduces the risk of childhood leukemia.
6. Is a natural liver detoxifier.
7. May prevent and slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease by removing amyloyd plaque buildup in the brain.
8. May prevent metastases from occurring in many different forms of cancer.
9. It is a potent natural anti-inflammatory that works as well as many anti-inflammatory drugs but without the side effects.
10. Has shown promise in slowing the progression of multiple sclerosis in mice.
11. Is a natural painkiller and cox-2 inhibitor.
12. May aid in fat metabolism and help in weight management.
13. Has long been used in Chinese medicine as a treatment for depression.
14. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, it is a natural treatment for arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
15. Boosts the effects of chemo drug paclitaxel and reduces its side effects.
16. Promising studies are underway on the effects of turmeric on pancreatic cancer.
17. Studies are ongoing in the positive effects of turmeric on multiple myeloma.
18. Has been shown to stop the growth of new blood vessels in tumors.
19. Speeds up wound healing and assists in remodeling of damaged skin.
20. May help in the treatment of psoriasis and other inflammatory skin conditions.

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  1. Are you also taking Turmeric in a capsule form? This is good information to know as I have become interested in Herbal Remedies myself. I recently have been toying around with Tea Tree Oil and it's antibacteriel and Fungal properties. I'm going to buy a good book on herbal home remedies one day soon. You might say I found myself a new hobby, LOL!! :)

  2. Laurie - I take a capsule form but also utilize the spice in cooking - adding to different things (like my soup, mixing it in salad dressing, on top of eggs, etc). There are lots of 'natural' type remedies. Although I do believe is the miracles of modern medicine which is why they are doing surgery and starting a different drug treatment. I'll find a few resources that are good also and let you know!

  3. Did you take that supplement curcumin during yervoy treatment?