Can Turmeric Alleviate 500+ Causes of Human Illness?

By  Sayer Ji

Contributing Writer for  Wake Up World

There is a medicinal spice so  timelessly interwoven with the origins of human culture  and metabolism, so thoroughly supported by modern scientific inquiry, as to be unparalleled in its proven value to human health and well-being.

Indeed,  turmeric  turns the entire  drug-based medical model  on its head.   Instead of causing  more  side effects than therapeutic ones – which you can read any drug insert to see is a universally true phenomenon and which ensures the infinite expansion of the pharmaceutical market and all the associated medical services – it has several hundred potential  side benefits.

While no food or herb is right for everyone, and everything has the potential for unintended, adverse side effects, turmeric is truly unique in its exceptionally high margin of safety vis-à -vis the drugs it has been compared with, e.g.  hydrocortisone,  ibuprofen,  chemotherapy agents. Furthermore, nothing within the modern-day pharmaceutical armamentarium comes even remotely close to turmeric’s 6,000 year track record of safe use in Ayurvedic medicine.  [1]

Despite its vast potential for alleviating human suffering, turmeric will never receive the FDA stamp of approval, due to its lack of exclusivity, patentability and therefore profitability. Truth be told, the FDA’s “gold standard” for proving the value of a prospective medicinal substance betrays the age old aphorism: “he who owns the gold makes the rules,” and unless an investor is willing to risk losing the 800+ million dollars that must be spent upfront, the FDA-required multi-phased double-blind, randomized clinical trials will not occur. For additional details on this rather seedy arrangement read our article on the topic:  Why The Law Forbids The Medicinal Use of Natural Substances.

At GreenMedInfo.com, we have reviewed over 4,000 study abstracts from the National Library of Medicine’s bibliographic database known as  MEDLINE  and have discovered over 580 potential health benefits of turmeric, and/or its primary polyphenol known as  curcumin. These can be viewed on our  turmeric research  page which is dedicated to disseminating the research on the topic to a larger audience.

Some of the most amazing demonstrated properties include:

Again, what is so amazing is not that turmeric may have value in  six conditions simultaneously, or that it may improve conditions that are completely resistant to conventional treatment, but that there are over  five-hundred and eighty additional health conditions  it may also be valuable in preventing and/or treating. Consider also the fact that turmeric grows freely on the Earth, and you will understand why its very existence threatens a trillion-dollar plus conventional medical establishment.

Article Source

[1]  The Genus Curcuma (Medicinal and Aromatic Plants – Industrial Profiles); CRC; March 2007

About the Author

Sayer Ji is the founder and chair of  GreenMedInfo.com. His writings and research has been published in the Wellbeing Journal, the Journal of Gluten Sensitivity, and have been featured on Reuters, Mercola.com, NaturalNews.com, Infowars.com, GaryNull.com, Care2.com. His critically acclaimed essay series The Dark Side of Wheat opens up a new perspective on the universal, human-species specific  toxicity of wheat, and is now available for PDF download.

 


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