The traditional Indian system of holistic medicine, Ayurveda uses mainly plant-based remedies and formulations which our age old maharishis have gifted us for almost all ailments including a terminal disease like cancer. One of such gifted remedy is turmeric. Keep on reading to know more.
Surprisingly, we always have a remedy for very illness if we look deeply, still, we want fast-track solutions- so we keep on chasing for allopathic medicines.
Turmeric(Curcuma longa) is a plant that has a very long history of medicinal use that dates back to 4000 years. And, it is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant belonging to family Zingiberaceae which is native to tropical South Asia. It is also used as a spice for cooking in Indian cuisine.
There are more than 100 components that can be isolated from the raw turmeric itself. The main part of the root is a volatile oil, containing turmerone, which gives it its pungent smell. Also, there are other coloring agents called curcuminoids, famous for its anti-oxidant properties.
According to cancerresearchuk.org, “A number of laboratory studies on cancer cells have shown that curcumin does have anticancer effects. It seems to be able to kill cancer cells and prevent more from growing. It has the best effects on breast cancer, bowel cancer, stomach cancer and skin cancer cells.”
The anticancer activities of turmeric include-
Inhibiting cell proliferation
Turmeric allows to hinder or restrain the abnormal growth of cancer cells. So, by doing that, it increases the chances of success in cancer treatment.
Inducing apoptosis of cancer cells
In simple words, turmeric helps in killing a large number of cancer cells within the body.
Ar-turmerone, which is isolated from turmeric, helped to recover in human leukemia. In various models, it has also been reported to exhibit activity against the development of-
- Skin cancer
- Breast cancer
- Oral cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Colorectal cancer
Turmeric can definitely replace these below 10 drugs-
- Anti-inflammatory drugs
- Diabetes drugs(Metformin)
- Arthritis medications
- Inflammatory bowel disease drugs
- Cholesterol drugs(Lipitor)
With so many benefits in hand, there is apparently no excuse to neglect turmeric as a effective medicine.
How to consume:
- Take an inch of raw turmeric and cut it into pieces(1-3 gram).
- Take a 1/4th teaspoon of jaggery (sugarcane) or honey. Mix the two and have it.
- If you can intake it just like that then it’s very good especially for people suffering from diabetes.
- You should intake it in empty stomach, early morning and then after 15 mins, go for tea/coffee/breakfast.
- You can also drink it up by mixing the powder/pulp with milk at night
It will surely help you in curing a vast array of diseases, cancer being one of them.
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