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:
- Inhibit harmful bacterial action in the stomach and intestine.
- A powerful antioxidant.
- 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.
- 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.
- Help to detox and prevent liver damage. Turmeric/Curcumin will be able to help keeping the liver healthy during chemotherapy cancer treatments.
- 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.