600 Reasons Turmeric May Be The World’s Most Important Herb

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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 far more side effects than therapeutic ones, as is the case for most patented pharmaceutical medications, turmeric possesses hundreds of potential  side benefits, having been empirically demonstrated to positively modulate over 160 different physiological pathways in the mammalian body.

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 likely 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 my previous article on the topic: Why The Law Forbids The Medicinal Use of Natural Substances.

At GreenMedInfo.com, we have reviewed over 5,000 study abstracts from the National Library of Medicine’s bibliographic database known as  MEDLINE  and have discovered over 600 potential health benefits of turmeric, and/or its primary polyphenol known as  curcumin. These can be viewed on GreenMedInfo’s 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  dozens of health conditions simultaneously, or that it may improve conditions that are completely resistant to conventional treatment, but that there are over  six hundred 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 billions of dollars in pharmaceutical industry revenue.

Learn more about this research in the video below – keeping in mind that it is several years old and needing some updating – and please spread the information to others who may benefit from learning more on the topic.

Source:

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

Further articles by Sayer Ji

About the author:
Sayer-JiSayer Ji is the founder and director of www.GreenMedInfo.com and an advisory board member at the  National Health Federation, an international nonprofit, consumer-education, health-freedom organization.

He co-authored the book  Cancer Killers: The Cause Is The Cure, and is currently co-authoring another book with Tania Melkonian entitled  EATomology: An Edible Philosophy of Food.

Check out Sayer Ji’s new collaborative project  EATomology.


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  • Zeist

    Thank you for the info ..what I am really interested in is : how much turmeric powder is good for us ? I read about the capsule form 2000gram is good but if we take powdered turmeric how much should we take ? Pls email me because I hardly find helpful amounts of natural herbs to be used ..only how good they are for us .i take about a teaspoon of turmeric in yoghurt at night . I would LOVE to know what is the most beneficial amount …thank you …regards …Zeist

    • Chris

      2000 gram, Zeist?… That’s two kilos of the stuff! Are you quite sure?

  • vicki

    Someone mentioned that the turmeric I might get at a health food store or even the supermarket might not be the product that has all the wondeful benefits written about. Is this true? If so, where would I get the best turmeric I can get. I do use it daily and I’m dismayed that it might not be having the effect I want. Thank you.

    • naira panosian

      you’re not taking the right one or its not potent enough, email me I can send you some samples [email protected] :))

  • Kaye Clark

    Great article! I was looking for some options to be able to buy turmeric in capsules that was as well researched as the information here. Could you also provide that as a service so we know of trusted companies? Where do you get your turmeric? Thank you

    • naira panosian

      hi kaye, I take a very potent turmeric supplement from a Japanese company and the capsules are made naturally in japan with alkaline water capsules as well. they are 60% spring root turmeric which are much more potent. I have a discount code and a lot of research I can email you. if your interested you can email me at [email protected] 🙂

  • Thank you very much for this amazing information . I use turmeric in all kind of my foods , cooking or not cooking vegetables . I’m happy that it have great benefits for my health and health of my family .

  • Dr. Sohini Shukla

    I have experienced and Turmeric has best anti inflammatory Properties so it’s powder we can use with Honey & water or the glass of milk…
    It reduces the pain also as it has analgesic effects..
    We Indians are having most of our preparations adding this powder of Turmeric….so very helpful to combat certain norms for the body….
    Sohini…

  • vicky

    I have noticed questions being asked but no responses have been made. ie: Which turmeric to purchase, how much, and where to purchase ????

    • naira panosian

      Vicky, I take a turmeric supplement that is made from 60% spring root turmeric which is much more potent than any other turmeric on earth. it is a supplement made by the Japanese and I have experienced sooooo many medical benefits from this supplement. I get discounts on it so if your interested please email me at [email protected], my family has really benefited from this turmeric supplement and I would love to turn many others onto it as well.

    • naira panosian

      Vicky, I take a turmeric supplement that is made from 60% spring root turmeric which is much more potent than any other turmeric on earth. it is a supplement made by the Japanese and I have experienced sooooo many medical benefits from this supplement. I get discounts on it so if your interested please email me at [email protected], my family has really benefited from this turmeric supplement and I would love to turn many others onto it as well.

    • sunbeamrapier

      Its nicer fresh and its easy to grow. It will grow anywhere ginger grows an it likes filtered sun. It dies back in winter.

  • Jane Misquit

    Try Sona turmeric supplement, available on Amazon. Since turmeric doesn’t get absorbed easily, this a good product to try, as it dissolves in the mouth and enters the body directly unlike a capsule or whole spice.