Ginger Family

Turmeric has been used in Ayurveda therapies and practices in Indian subcontinents for thousands of years as a cleanser of the body. Researchers and scientist have better understanding of Turmeric/Curcumin benefits nowadays, especially to some of the critical illness. For example:

  1. Inhibit harmful bacterial action in the stomach and intestine.
  2. A powerful antioxidant.
  3. Role as anti-inflammatory. Curcumin has been found to inhibit several of the pre-inflammatory enzymes (e.g. COX2 and iNOS) in vitro and in vivo with animals.
  4. It boosts crucial cellular glutathione levels. Research has shown that curcumin can prevent the action of an enzyme that limits glutathione production. Glutathione is a crucial intracellular antioxidant, helping the cell maintain its normal oxygen levels and prevent the effects of stress hormones.
  5. Help to detox and prevent liver damage. Turmeric/Curcumin will be able to help keeping the liver healthy during chemotherapy cancer treatments.
  6. Role as preventing and “treating” cancer. Curcumin can suppress tumour initiation, promotion and metastasis.  Extensive research over the last 6 decades has indicated Turmeric/Curcumin is able to prevent and treat cancer. The anti-cancer potential stems from its ability to control gene signalling, and affect a wide variety of tumour cells, down-regulate transcription factors, down-regulate enzymes such as “COX-2” and other inflammatory, cytokines, chemokines, cell-surface adhesion molecules, down-regulate growth factors etc.