But is it true that all of these results of turmeric? Cancer researcher named Ralph W. Moss believe this. He said that turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory, turmeric inhibits the growth of new blood vessels in tumors and turmeric is a powerful antioxidant. But before you start taking it, Aloysa Hourigan, senior nutritionist Australia said that it is not that easy. "Curcumin is only one antioxidant, and curcumin does have benefits, but I do not believe there is only one thing that will fix everything."
There are also a lot of research done on animals and lab tests, so based on modern medicine, there is not enough evidence. However, turmeric has been used in Chinese and Indian medicine for a long time, so that turmeric may have benefits. "While more research on turmeric done, here are a few reasons for your health to consume turmeric."
1. Prevent Alzheimer's Disease
Scientists believe that the content of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of curcumin possessed strong enough to break down the amyloid plaques in the brain that cause Alzheimer's. "If the blockage in the blood vessels is reduced, then certain parts of the brain can more easily accept the intake of oxygen and brain to function better," said Hourigan. Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at the University of California is currently planning to conduct human trials.
2. Helps Prevent Cancer
In his book, "The 150 Healthiest Foods On Earth (Fair Winds) ', nutritionist Jonny Bowden said that at least 30 studies have shown that curcumin has anti-tumor properties," Good in reducing the number or size of the tumor or the percentage of animals that suffer the tumor. "
While there is still a need for more research in humans, it refers to a study in 2006 that showed that curcumin inhibits the growth of human colon cancer. A recent study in New Jersey found that the combination of curcumin with vegetables such as broccoli and cabbage can help heal and prevent prostate cancer.
There are also indications that curcumin helps prevent breast cancer, skin, and pancreas, childhood leukemia, and multiple myeloma. "When no one who claims that turmeric cure cancer, there are many reasons to believe that turmeric is a useful material for a healthy diet," said Bowden.
3. Reduce the Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke
Curcumin also has a positive impact on cholesterol, according to Bowden, and animal studies have shown that curcumin helps to lower cholesterol and prevent the buildup of LDL ("bad" cholesterol) in the blood vessels. Therefore, curcumin can help stop the buildup of plaque (atherosclerosis), which can cover the arteries and causes heart attacks and strokes.
4. Against Inflammatory Diseases
Natural anti-inflammatory efficacy of turmeric also acts as an anti-inflammatory medication, and has no side effects. Early research suggests that turmeric helps cure eye inflammation (uveitis), stomach diseases (ulcerative colitis) and multiple sclerosis.
A study, using a formula that consists of turmeric, showed that turmeric reduces pain and paralysis in connection with osteoarthritis, but this has not been studied thoroughly.
5. Fight Fever and Flu
Early research suggests that turmeric helps reduce bacterial and viral infections.
6. Cure Indigestion and Lose Weight
Curcumin stimulates the gall bladder and bile. Because bile to help digest fats; the scientists believe that this process penceraan cure the disorder and help control weight. At least one study found that turmeric cure indigestion, reduce the symptoms of bloating and gas.
7. Helping People with Diabetes
Turmeric can help control the activity of glucose or insulin; on research conducted on animals have shown that turmeric lowers blood sugar. If you add turmeric to your diet, Hourigan encourage you to monitor your blood sugar. When combined with medication, turmeric can cause blood sugar drops too low, which can cause hypoglycaemia.