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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Turmeric Trials

Turmeric, the yellow-orange spice found in curry powders and as a powdered seasoning for Asian cooking, is more than a delicious, flavorful spice. Researchers are hot on the trail of turmeric, holding studies and trials to determine how it can be used to increase health and fight disease, including cancer.

This article examines how turmeric, which contains the powerful antioxidant curcumin, can help fight diseases such as diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, psoriasis, arthritis and many other diseases, such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Curcumin is not only an effective anti-inflammatory, but is also thought to affect gene activity that can destroy cancer cells. Human trials are currently being funded by The National Cancer Institute and other human trials are underway from scientists at UCLA.

This article not only gives information to the studies that are underway, but also offers tips for how to get more turmeric in your diet, offers a ‘Turmeric Cocktail’ recipe and touches on safety issues and non-toxic amounts.

Add Turmeric to Your Food

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