Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a well-known spice plant from the ginger family, but science has only recently discovered how this ancient plant is one of the strongest natural anti-cancer drugs. Recently, its medicinal properties become the subject of more than 5,600 peer-reviewed and published clinical studies.

1-stanice-tretirane-kurkuminom-702x566 (1)With a beautiful yellow color and aromatic properties, turmeric hides a determined killer of cancer cells in the form of curcumin whose active ingredient is an enzyme kurkuminoid that stimulates cell apoptosis in diseased tissue. Curcumin is known in medicine as an anticancer polyphenol, which effectively induces suicide intractable cancer cells and prevents the formation of new diseased cells, and all this without any negative effects on healthy cells.

According to a recently published study, curcumin is highly effective in killing cancer cells of the brain, but also suppresses the spread of many other types of cancer cells, and effectively block the formation of tumors, their reproduction, influences the growth inhibition of metastasis and even if implemented in very low doses . In addition to apoptosis turmeric enhances the activity of tumor suppressor gene p53.

1-kurkuminCurcumin also affect the increasing of the number of blood vessels through which the tumor develops and grows (anti-angiogenic effect). Recent research confirmed that curcumin has proven to be highly effective blocker of cancer stem cells. This natural compound acts even on cancer cells that have developed resistance to chemotherapeutic drugs, destroying them.

Besides anticarcinogenic effects turmeric is also effective with indigestion, liver disease, atherosclerosis, osteoarthritis, menstrual cramps, and bacterial infections etc. because of a very powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.

Clinically proven is its efficacy in prostate, breast, liver and colon cancer. Turmeric stimulates the flow of bile and degradation of gallstones, regulates the function of the gall bladder, blocking the enzyme ornithine decarboxylase (ornithine decarboxylase) which increased activity leads to increased levels of polyamines, one of the factors of tumor growth. Whole cell proper development depends on the polyamines, which have a strong stabilizing effect on the DNA cell.

Curcumin has potent anti-inflammatory action through which prevent a large number of diseases mediated by inflammatory processes. Curcumin activate the enzyme which increases the absorption of glucose, and acts on the genes that influence the production of glucose by the liver.

Ingredients turmeric successfully reduce menstrual pain, the symptoms of ulcerative colitis, vitiligo, restores the liver, enhancing the immune system, reducing the effects of Alzheimer’s disease, increase the absorption of vitamins C and E, reduced damage to the DNA, allow for emptying of the urinary tract and restores the function of the same, reduces the action of a chemical toxin, reduce the chance of heart attack by 56%, destroying most resistant bacteria and regenerate blood.

An incredible figure comes from a study that showed that curcumin has anti-depressant properties which are much better than generics.

Curcumin has powerful anti-thrombotic and prostacyclin modulating effect which is linear action of aspirin, which means it can help patients prone to vascular thrombosis as well as in patients who require treatment for arthritis.