Healing Powers of Turmeric

Turmeric, the chief ingredient in curry powder, has been used in Indian cuisine for centuries. It is also used in Ayurvedic medicine and traditional Chinese medicine. In recent years, several studies confirm the healing power of Turmeric for various types of cancers.

Turmeric has been found to be effective in clinical trials for various types of cancers. Follow this link if you want to read all the details. To summarize, the results of the clinical trails show that colon cancer, colorectal cancer, breast cancer, and Intestinal cancers. Turmeric is also effective in other healing therapies.

The healing power of Turmeric comes from Curcumin. It takes several years for the cancer cells to grow. At first the cancer-causing particles enter the cells as virus or other organisms. The DNA of these organisms mix with the DNA of the human cells and gradually merge into the DNA. The DNA is the control house of the cell. It is the DNA which directs every cell in the body to produce proteins and direct the functions of the organs and the body. The resources are gradually redirected to growing itself forming a tumor. The DNA then enters the next cell and starts the same process. Soon, a group of cells begin to malfunction and the whole body is hijacked for supporting the growth of cancerous cells. The cancer cells use hundreds of genes and signaling routes to control all the events of the body.

Curcumin is like a poison to the cancer cells. It stops the ability of cancer stem cells from replicating and reducing the potential for recurrence. Curcumin supports the natural immune system, the production of white blood cells, and is capable of seeking, destroying early cancer cells naturally. As a part of the destruction of tumors, the growth of new blood vessels is destroyed. The cancer cells gradually lose their ability to overgrow and begin to lose their toxic power.  Curcumin has low toxicity. It has little side effects. It is affordable and easily accessible.

After spending billions of dollars in the last 3-decades and testing more than 1,000 different possible anticancer substances, the National Cancer Institute identified an elite group of chemicals to be used in clinical trails to prevent cancer. Curcumin belongs to this elite group of chemicals. Unlike the other chemicals being tested, curcumin helps to protect the body against the damage caused from chemotherapy and radiation treatment.  Further, curcumin leads to the reduction in obesity, effects heart disease, type2 diabetes, with powerful antimicrobial and anticancer properties. 

Benefits of Turmeric

Turmeric has been used in sattvic Indian cooking for centuries. It has also been used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine and traditional Chinese medicine. Curcumin is the most studied bioactive molecule. It has been studied or used since ages.  Here are some recipes you can try.

Turmeric is considered as a sacred food that must be ingested daily. It is ingested in teas and food. Many recipes posted on Living Sattva use turmeric. Here are some recipes you can try: Turmeric Milk, Apple Thokku, Turmeric rice. Find more recipes at Livingsattva.com website.