How Turmeric Is Measuring Up In Western Science

For over 5000 years there is a history of turmeric being a big part of healing among some of the most respected alternative medicine leaders in the world. Not easily convinced, the scientific community of the educated western world deny real time trial, error and testimonial and these are not evidential enough so they have to put it under the microscope and perform a multitude of clinical trials and studies to be fully convinced.

Since the mid 19th century turmeric studies began and have come a very long way since. Breakthroughs in the 20th century have lead to some exciting revelations from this plant as they have progressed into chemical breakdowns and identifying the agents turmeric has, and which agents have all the benefits for your health.

In a comparison not only has western science validated turmeric for its use from ancient cultures they have discovered it helps to combat many of the pandemic type conditions the world faces today. There is confirmed study literature for the curcumin compound holding the phyto chemical called cucuminoids to assist and treat conditions like:

  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • Obesity
  • Heart Disease and more.

From this information being constantly released natural health scientist are continually researching and developing new and better ways to put it to better use.

One of the biggest objectives earlier on was the poor absorbance and this was cause to discard turmeric as the wonder spice it is today. It was found that to reap the rewards effectively we need a catalyst with turmeric to be absorbed into the blood stream. The simplest and most common catalyst found to achieve this as the chemical agent piperine which is found in black pepper.

Curcumin is found in the root of turmeric and in the leafy part of the plant has been found to contain a chemical agent called carotenoids. These carotenoids are also found in the human retina making the extract from turmeric being good for your eye health and to assist with conditions relating to eye macular degeneration.

The latest extensive study around the wonders from turmeric are relating to alziemers disease. Although still very early turmeric is proving to have neuro regenerative properties and I am following these studies with great anticipation.

I believe we are still in the very early stages into the full potential and revelation that can be achieved from this all natural root. The science led supplements have made many developments already, offering some exciting alternatives in medicine.



Source by Robert Lees

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