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Tumeric Benefits

TURMERIC BENEFITS
Turmeric, like Neem, has been used for many thousands of years in Ayurvedic
and Traditional Chinese Medicine and increasingly evidence shows that turmeric
is a preventive agent for a wide range of diseases and some tumours due to its
anti-inflammatory effect.
The Benefits of Turmeric include:* enhanced antioxidant protection against free radicals
* improves stress tolerance levels within the body
* helps maintain normal cholesterol levels within the body
* helps to balance the digestive tract
* aids the body in keeping blood sugar levels to within the normal accepted
range needed for good health
* Turmeric promotes: healthy skin, eyes, blood, circulation, healthy joints,
liver function, and helps to both provide, and support a healthy and strong
immune system.
Curcumin is the principal curcuminoid found in Turmeric, and has many health
benefits.
A study conducted at M.D. Anderson Cancer Centre’s Department of
Experimental Therapeutics, published in 2007, found: “Curcumin has been shown to exhibit antioxidant, anti-inflammatory,
antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and anticancer activities and thus has a
really significant potential effect against various malignant diseases,
diabetes, allergies, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, and other chronic
illnesses.”
In 2007, ethno botanist James Duke published a comprehensive summary of
turmeric studies in Alternative and Complementary Therapies.
Duke reviewed around 700 studies
that concluded: “… turmeric appears to outperform many pharmaceuticals in
its effects against several chronic debilitating diseases, and does so with
virtually no adverse side effects.”
One of the conditions turmeric has been found to be beneficial for is
arthritis. Turmeric contains more than two dozen anti-inflammatory compounds,
including six different COX-2 inhibitors. The COX-2 enzyme promotes pain,
swelling, and inflammation, so inhibitors selectively block that enzyme.
Studies of the usefulness of curcumin have demonstrated positive changes in
arthritic symptoms.
Duke found more than 700 citations for curcumin and cancer as well. He noted
that in the handbook Phytochemicals: Mechanisms of Action, curcumin
and/or turmeric were effective in animal models in prevention and/or treatment
of colon cancer, mammary cancer, prostate cancer, and liver cancer in rats.
Researchers
at Colorado State University’s Animal Cancer Centre are evaluating the
potential for curcumin to treat feline cancer,
specifically feline vaccine-associated sarcoma.
Researchers at Vanderbilt University have found
curcumin to be very beneficial in slowing the progression of autoimmune
diseases in the animal model.
Offer your pet up to a quarter of a teaspoon per day for every 10 pounds of
your pet’s weight
http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2012/11/12/turmeric.aspx

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