FDA refusal to approve Turmeric for any medical use
Turmeric has more than 700 health benefits and this claim is backed by over 8ooo research papers and also clinical studies at the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
Now, before we go into these health benefits a bit more in-depth, I would like to tell you some about its history.
The history of Turmeric
Turmeric is a bright yellow spice and is harvested from a plant which is related to ginger. Curcumin is the active ingredient in this herbal remedy. It has been used medicinally for more than 5000 years in China and India. It is used in Asian recipes as well as for dying fabric and cosmetics. In the 14th century, early European explorers brought this spice back home.
Turmeric finds its use in the folk remedy. The ancient Indian medical system, Ayurveda, still utilizes it today. Johnson&Johnson even makes Band-Aids with turmeric for the Indian market. It is used for dental diseases, digestive disorders, ulcers, acidity, and the list goes on.
The amazing properties of Curcumin
The healing compound of Turmeric is CURCUMIN. It has been proven that curcumin has the ability to suppress acute and chronic inflammation. When the body produces an inflammation, it wants to tell us something is wrong while in the meantime our immune system goes to battle that situation. Now if the cause of this inflammation is not eliminated then it will become chronic and can become a serious health issue, things like leaking gut or cancer.
Curcumin will help prevent inflammation to become an illness and in the case of this illness already existing will attack this. Curcumin has no side effects on fetuses and will be helpful when radiation therapy is being used. The Indian way of cooking with curry is known all over the world nowadays. The use of fat and also coconut milk helps the curcumin to be absorbed by the digestive tract. As small children already eat these spices, it helps them to build up an effective defense from a young age on.
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Turmeric is a magical spice and has been used for so long, be it for health or potions. It is said it cleans the soul of bad demons. Already mentioned in ancient Sanskrit records of as far back as 250 BC. It helps your immune system to be strong so no disease can enter. All in all, a great spice to add to your daily life. I sprinkle it on my breakfast egg. It also tastes great on a slice of cheese on toast and of course in all your curry dishes.
Take Curcumin to lower your cholesterol
Instead of taking pills to lower your cholesterol, you should eat 500mg of curcumin a day. A study published in the Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology shows that volunteers who took this amount of curcumin for 7 days had spectacular results. Their LDL which is the oxidized cholesterol decreased by 33% and the good one, HDL increased by 29%.
The American Journal of Cardiology has reported that the use of curcumin lowers your risk of a sudden cardiac event by 56%. It is so important to take care of what you eat, the wrong foods will clog up your arteries, curcumin keeps them clean.
The next time you think about taking a painkiller, a pill with side effects, think about trying curcumin. The American College of Rheumatology states that on a test trial which latest 8 weeks the curcumin user reported a 60% reduction in joint pain and 73% in joint swelling, all this without side effects.
The last thing I would like to mention is that the use of curcumin has positive effects on people who suffer from Alzheimer. Taking it over a longer period of time, people who did not recognize their family members anymore, now do. Curcumin works as it attacks the build up plaque in your brain apart from other important things, it helps to keep your mind and memory sharp.
The FDA does not want to give the green light. One wonders why. As Curcumin is a natural product, it cannot be patented so big Pharma loses out. They prefer to produce dangerous pills with side effects. It is so sad that all natural methods are being pushed away. The opioid addiction is on the rise and the general health is getting worse. Be informed, your health will thank you.
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