Turmeric: Indian Gold
Vol. 3 No. 18 - October 7, 2009
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What is Turmeric?
- Grown throughout India, other parts of Asia, and Africa, Turmeric is a shrub related to ginger. Turmeric has a warm, bitter taste, golden color, and is commonly used in fabric dyes and foods such as curry powders, mustards, and cheeses.
Curcumin: Turmeric's Secret Weapon
- Curcumin anti-inflammatory properties have shown hope for Alzheimer's Disease and may also help lower cholesterol, maintain liver health and prostate health, blood vessel health in postmenopausal women, and pancreas health.
- Most recently, curcumin may help protect against head and neck cancers.
How Does Turmeric Elicit These Healthful Effects?
- Research has shown that curcumin decreases activity of inflammatory proteins that include NFKB, COX-2, 5-lipoxygenase, tumor necrosis factor, interleukin 1 and interleukin 6.
- This has raised a lot of hope that turmeric can help protect against chronic disease.
Where Can I Get Turmeric?
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