Curcumin is the active ingredient found in turmeric. Scientists have been studying the effects of curcumin for years and there is still tons of research being done on the benefits of curcumin. You can get curcumin as a supplement at some health stores. You can also include curcumin in your daily cancer diet using the golden milk receipe.
Studies on curcumin and the effects of curcumin include its effects on:
1. Turmeric and Inflammation
There are literally hundreds of studies on the effects of curcumin on inflammation. In terms of cancer, the anti-inflammatory properties that are most important include the fact that curcumin reduces COX2 and reduces the production of TNF-α and Interleukins 1,2,6,8, and 12. These are the inflammatory chemicals that are involved in the cancer inflammation cycle.
2. Turmeric and Digestive Ailments
Turmeric has been shown to reduce digestive complaints like Ulcerative colitis and has reduced the recurrence of the disease.
3. Turmeric and Cancer
Turmeric is a powerful helper in fighting cancer. Some cancer patients choose turmeric as their only cure. There does not seem to be enough evidence that turmeric alone is powerful enough to kill enough cancer cells but there is certainly research that shows turmeric can kill cancer cells. If you choose it as your main cancer cure, then you should consider other alternative health strategies to help you kill the cancer.
4. Turmeric and Bile Flow
Bile is stored in the gallbladder for when it is needed. Bile is essential to remove toxins from our food and to break down the fats that we eat. Bile is therefore an essential ingredient in digestion and in detoxification.
Curcumin actually promotes the production and secretion of bile. So curcumin aids detox by stimulating bile secretion and that in turn helps to remove the toxins from your body.
5. Turmeric and Liver function
Studies show turmeric protects the liver against certain viruses. South Korean researchers at the Clinical Trial Center for Functional Foods, Chonbuk National University Hospital, tested their hypothesis that turmeric may improve liver function by administering a fermented form to subjects 20 years old and above, who were diagnosed with mild to moderate elevated alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels, a marker for liver damage and/or dysfunction.
6. Turmeric and Blood Sugar Regulation
Normalizing blood sugar levels is essential for every cancer patient. Turmeric has remarkable blood sugar regulating properties. There are many studies on the effects of curcumin on diabetes that show that turmeric has the ability to lower and regulate blood sugar levels.