Sunday, October 28, 2012

Turmeric Repairs Damaged Liver Tissues, Promotes Overall Liver Health

Elizabeth Renter
Activist Post

Turmeric: it gives curries their smoky, pungent taste and gorgeous yellow hue. But this root is far more than just tasty—it’s one of the most valuable plant-based medicines in existence. Research has connected turmeric to a variety of wonderful benefits, including and especially the promotion of liver health.

The Role of Turmeric in Restoring the Liver

According to a new study in the Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand, scientists there have found that the livers of diabetic rats were repaired and even regenerated with the help of this yellow power-root.

Severe diabetics often suffer liver damage and disease as they progress. But, research indicates turmeric may be able to help.

“Fascinatingly, liver microvasculature in curcumin treated group developed into regenerate and repair into healthy and normal characteristics.” They concluded: “These results optimistically demonstrated the potential use of curcumin as a novel therapeutic agent in liver pathology of diabetic rats.”

What is it about turmeric that makes it so great? It’s the compound known as curcumin. And curcumin has long been connected to liver health. Numerous studies have linked it to effectively combating liver cancer and improving liver fibroids.


What’s more, turmeric can uniquely assist the enzymes that are responsible for flushing out known dietary carcinogens. The result is enhanced protection against liver damage, and even regeneration of affected liver cells. Turmeric is also notably responsible for improving the health of the gallbladder as well.

In relation to diabetes, there are countless studies, as shown in this chart from GreenMedInfo.com, that link curcumin and the treatment of diabetes-related problems. This includes the benefits of turmeric related to liver disease, kidney function, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, bone density, diabetes prevention, and diabetic neuropathies.

The list of benefits doesn’t stop there—turmeric has also been shown to be able to fight Alzheimer’s disease.

Experts believe the lower incidence of this disease in Middle Eastern populations could be credited to the higher consumption of turmeric.

Melnoma, breast cancer, lung cancer, neck cancer, and of course liver cancer, may all be helped with turmeric. It can also, reportedly, make cells more vulnerable to cancer treatments.

It’s an anti-inflammatory as well. This property means curcumin can help with things like arthritis, eczema, allergies, digestive problems and skin issues. It’s an antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial agent.

Reaping the benefits of turmeric and curcumin is simple: start eating it! Curries are a great way to get plenty of this super-root, and curries are very versatile. But, if Caribbean or Middle-Eastern cuisine isn’t your thing: add it to soups and sprinkle it on vegetables. For more on what this spice is capable of, check out some other awesome turmeric uses.

Additional Sources:
The Telegraph

This article first appeared at Natural Society, an excellent resource for health news and vaccine information. 


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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Check your local and online bulk grocers and buy quality fresh turmeric powder. Then purchase a pill filling machine, you can get one for as little as $25 in some areas.

http://www.cap-m-quik.com/ This is where I got mine. Make sure you get the kit with the tamper. It's very necessary to getting as much as you can into each capsule.

I take one '0' sized capsule of turmeric twice a day and it has helped my immune system.



Anonymous said...

What a wonderful fairy tale. Wouldn't it be great if it were true.

Happy Tum said...

I suffered from increasingly worsening digestive problems for several months (various pains, discomfort, constipation and feeling nauseous, etc) but being a bloke was reluctant to see a doctor and tried to deal with it myself to no avail.

Then about two months ago I read an article on activist post about the wonders of turmeric and decided to try it. I made a 'tea' consisting of a large mug containing half a teaspoon of powdered turmeric, the same amount of powdered ginger, a dash of chilli powder and a teaspoon of honey. Just fill the mug with boiling water, top up with a good squirt of lemon juice, stir well and hey presto! The following day I did the same and within 48 hours my digestion was completely back to normal and has been perfect ever since!

I drink the 'tea' every couple of days and I feel right as rain - no more pain or nausea, etc. The powder tends to sink to the bottom of the mug so it's important to keep stirring it between sips. I can't vouch for all the claims made about the benefits of turmeric, but it certainly worked for me.

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