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Science Confirms Turmeric As Effective As 14 Drugs!

Science Finds Ancient Spice Turmeric As Effective As 14 Drugs

Turmeric is one the most thoroughly researched plants in existence today.  Its medicinal properties and components (primarily curcumin) have been the subject of over 5600 peer-reviewed and published biomedical studies.  In fact, our five-year long research project on this sacred plant has revealed over 600 potential preventive and therapeutic applications, as well as 175 distinct beneficial physiological effects. This entire database of 1,585 ncbi-hyperlinked turmeric abstracts can be downloaded as a PDF at our Downloadable Turmeric Document page, and acquired either as a retail item or with 200 GMI-tokens, for those of you who are already are members and receive them automatically each month.

Given the sheer density of research performed on this remarkable spice, it is no wonder that a growing number of studies have concluded that it compares favorably to a variety of conventional medications, including:

  • Lipitor/Atorvastatin(cholesterol medication): A 2008 study published in the journal Drugs in R & D found that a standardized preparation of curcuminoids from Turmeric compared favorably to the drug atorvastatin (trade name Lipitor) on endothelial dysfunction, the underlying pathology of the blood vessels that drives atherosclerosis, in association with reductions in inflammation and oxidative stress in type 2 diabetic patients. [i]  [For addition curcumin and ‘high cholesterol’ research – 8 abstracts]
  • Corticosteroids (steroid medications): A 1999 study published in the journal Phytotherapy Research found that the primary polyphenol in turmeric, the saffron colored pigment known as curcumin, compared favorably to steroids in the management of chronic anterior uveitis, an inflammatory eye disease.[ii]  A 2008 study published in Critical Care Medicine found that curcumin compared favorably to the corticosteroid drug dexamethasone in the animal model as an alternative therapy for protecting lung transplantation-associated injury by down-regulating inflammatory genes.[iii] An earlier 2003 study published in Cancer Letters found the same drug also compared favorably to dexamethasone in a lung ischaemia-repurfusion injury model.[iv]  [for additional curcumin and inflammation research – 52 abstracts]
  • Prozac/Fluoxetine & Imipramine  (antidepressants): A 2011 study published in the journalActa Poloniae Pharmaceutica found that curcumin compared favorably to both drugs in reducing depressive behavior in an animal model.[v] [for additional curcumin and depression research – 5 abstracts]
  • Aspirin (blood thinner): A 1986 in vitro and ex vivo study published in the journalArzneimittelforschung found that curcumin has anti-platelet and prostacyclin modulating effects compared to aspirin, indicating it may have value in patients prone to vascular thrombosis and requiring anti-arthritis therapy.[vi]  [for additional curcumin and anti-platelet research]
  • Anti-inflammatory Drugs: A 2004 study published in the journal Oncogene found that curcumin (as well as resveratrol) were effective alternatives to the drugs aspirin, ibuprofen, sulindac, phenylbutazone, naproxen, indomethacin, diclofenac, dexamethasone, celecoxib, and tamoxifen in exerting anti-inflammatory and anti-proliferative activity against tumor cells.[vii][for additional curcumin and anti-proliferative research – 15 abstracts]
  • Oxaliplatin (chemotherapy drug): A 2007 study published in the International Journal of Cancer found that curcumin compares favorably with oxaliplatin as an antiproliferative agenet in colorectal cell lines.[viii] [for additional curcumin and colorectal cancer research – 52 abstracts]
  • Metformin (diabetes drug): A 2009 study published in the journal Biochemitry and Biophysical Research Community explored how curcumin might be valuable in treating diabetes, finding that it activates AMPK (which increases glucose uptake) and suppresses gluconeogenic gene expression  (which suppresses glucose production in the liver) in hepatoma cells. Interestingly, they found curcumin to be 500 times to 100,000 times (in the form known as tetrahydrocurcuminoids(THC)) more potent than metformin in activating AMPK and its downstream target acetyl-CoA carboxylase (ACC). [ix]

Free Fall Offers: Intro Phone Consult & Fall Holistic Tips!

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September is here!

Vata season is upon us, but are you ready?

Currently, we are in Ritusandhi, the change of seasons where Summer is transitioning to Fall.

You might begin feeling a little dry, sluggish and cold.

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Sign up for Greenshire Garden To Table!

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June 23rd 10am – 1 pm

This class showcases the flavors and properties of herbs in the use of fresh homemade dressings, dips, marinades, herbal beverages, salads and cheeses. Herb recipes can be paired with vegetable, meat and fish entrees. Special attention is paid to gluten-free and vegan diets with both non-dairy and adjustable dairy recipes. Includes recipes, lecture hand-outs, cooking demos and lunch sample tastings.

Come hungry! You’ll be sampling a wonderful menu:

Menu:

Herbed Shaved Fennel Salad

Red Pepper Flake & Basil Homemade Paneer Cheese

Herbed Vegan Cashew “Cheese”

Vegan Avocado Mint Pea Dip

Vegan Herbal Salad Dressing

Herb De Provence Gluten-Free Crackers

Herb Marinated Stuffed Mushrooms

Yogurt Herbed Poultry Marinade

Ginger-Lemon Verbena Ice Tea

Workshop, food demonstration and lunch: only $65.

To register, please email Greenshire at: info@GreenshireArts.org

Julie is a Corporate Holistic Health Coach and Health Educator with a unique blend of allopathic and alternative medicine training distinct from other wellness professionals.Julie values foodFacilitator: Holistic Health Coach Dr. Julie A. Cerrato. PhD. AP. CYT. CAT.

for its therapeutic qualities and advises regularly on nutrition, diet and clinical health concerns. A professional cooking instructor and self-trainedpersonal chef, Julie specializes in gluten-free, dairy-freeand vegan diets. She enjoys sharing the wisdomof the healing science Ayurveda to empower people toimproved their daily health and wellness.

6 unusual herbs to grow in your spring garden!

Thu, Mar 07 2013 at 3:11 PM
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Photo: Frannyanne/Shutterstock
If you’re ready to move beyond basic basil and oregano, this is a good place to start…
You’re already growing sweet basil, dill and mint. Your parsley and cilantro are always abundant in your garden. Yet, for some strange reason, you want to kick it up a notch. You’ve mastered the basics and you want to grow some herbs with exotic flavor and international intrigue. Here are six herbs that will rock your world. These are temperate-climate herbs that are suitable to grow in North America, although transplanting times and growing seasons vary by region. Are you ready to grow an even more fragrant garden? Are you excited to introduce new flavors to your cooking? Let’s get started.
fresh chocolate mintChocolate mint: There is chocolate, and there is chocolate mint. If you have ever been fortunate enough to smell a patch of chocolate mint, you know the distinction that I am making. Chocolate mint smells like a peppermint patty, or an after dinner chocolate mint wafer. It smells like mint with an edge of chocolate. The smell is more chocolatey than the taste. However, chocolate mint is an excellent addition to iced tea, mixed drinks, and desserts. An aggressive perennial that spreads quickly, it is best to plant chocolate mint in a container so that it does not invade your yard and garden.
fresh lemon basilLemon basil: The smell of lemon basil is unbelievable. Both citrusy and with the spicy edge of basil, it is one of the most fragrant herbs that you could plant in your garden. This pungent plant with small green leaves prefers well-drained, rich soil. One whiff of lemon basil growing in the sun of your garden, and you’ll be hooked on growing it for life.
fresh chervilChervil: Chervil is often compared to parsley, but it is more delicate than parsely and has a slight anise-like flavor. Not often found in American supermarkets, chervil is common in French cooking. If you want to introduce the subtle and authentic flavor of chervil to your cooking, growing this annual is easy. Chervil likes sun and warm weather; it can be damaged by frost. Although it is an annual, it will reseed itself. I have planted chervil thickly in a square foot garden bed in the rocky soil of western Colorado, and it grew profusely.
fresh epazoteEpazote: Epazote is difficult to find in American supermarkets, but it is a dominant herb in Mexican cooking. Though it is delicious, it is an invasive plant that should be planted in containers away from other plants. It grows with minimal maintenance in hot, dry climates. At once peppery and minty, epazote will add a delicious and authentically Mexican flavor to beans and stews. Medicinally, it is said to reduce flatulence.
fresh caraway and seedsCaraway: The caraway seed is technically a fruit. It is a tasty and fragrant addition to homemade rye breads and homemade sauerkraut. It is hardy in zones 5 and up. While caraway seeds are easy to come by in the supermarket herb and spice aisle, you’ll enjoy it fresh even more. If you are part of the growing movement of people who are fermenting sauerkraut at home, kick up your kraut with fresh caraway from your garden.
fresh hyssopHyssop: Hyssop grows wild in the Mediterranean and Middle East. It is a common flavor in Middle Eastern cooking. It’s an attractive-looking plant with purple blooms and fragrant leaves that is known to attract hummingbirds bees, and butterflies. It can tolerate dry conditions, preferring well-drained soils. An excellent dip for homemade bread is olive oil with hyssop, sesame seeds and sea salt.
Herbs are so fragrant and fun to grow in pots. Enjoy the diversity of fragrant herbs this spring and summer in your garden.
Chaya Kurtz originally wrote this story forNetworx.com. It is reprinted with permission here.
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