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Turmeric: India's 'Holy Powder' Finally Reveals Its Centuries-Old Secret

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Scientists in Michigan are reporting discovery of the secret behind the fabled healing power of the main ingredient in turmeric. a spice revered in India as "holy powder."

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Dee C (23)
Tuesday April 21, 2009, 4:31 pm
"In the study, Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy and colleagues point out that turmeric has been used for centuries in folk medicine to treat wounds, infections, and other health problems. Although modern scientific research on the spice has burgeoned in recent years, scientists until now did not know exactly how curcumin works inside the body.

Using a high-tech instrument termed solid-state NMR spectroscopy, the scientists discovered that molecules of curcumin act like a biochemical disciplinarian. They insert themselves into cell membranes and make the membranes more stable and orderly in a way that increases cells' resistance to infection by disease-causing microbes."

Cynthia Davis (340)
Wednesday April 22, 2009, 6:59 am
Very interaeting

. (1)
Wednesday April 22, 2009, 7:53 am
I was aware of many spices that promote good health. Curry powder, which it a family of turmeric, has medicinal properties. Many types of peppers promote good digestion, aid in increasing metabolism, and actually settle the stomach. This is interesting and thanks for the article. It makes sense, since spices have been used by people for hundreds or thousands of years, discovered their healing value, since present day medications were not even invented back then.

Dee C (23)
Wednesday April 22, 2009, 9:31 am
There is a stock of wealth and goodness in natural remedies..We should never discount them..but rather combine them with other a way that each will compliment the other and help in healing and wellness..


Past Member (0)
Wednesday April 22, 2009, 4:26 pm
Its healing at the cell level - People who suffer from Auto-immune disease may can get reduced pain due to the turmeric reduces inflammation at the cell level thru out the body. Its also medicinal for minor cuts - the first thing I put on cuts is a dab of Turmeric and than apply pressure with a cotton ball. Within a few mins the bleeding stops and the cut heals quickly. Heaven sent!!

Dee C (23)
Wednesday April 22, 2009, 5:37 pm
Thanks for sharing that..Bela

"Turmeric is beneficial in the treatment of Gallbladder problems, hepatitis, indigestion, infections, lack of appetite, scabies, alzheimer's disease, arthritis, asthma, athlete's foot, boils, bursitis, breast cancer, colon cancer, cataracts, colic, dermatitis, diarrhea, eczema, fibrosis, gallstones, gas, hardening of the arteries, heart disease, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, inflammation, intestinal pain, irritable bowel syndrome, jaundice, lack of menstruation, lymph gland problems, menstrual pain, morning sickness, pain, psoriasis, sprains, ulcers, wounds, yeast infections."

t is also being use for the treatment of bruises..for childbirth, eye inflammation, epilepsy, fever, hemorrhage, hemorrhoids, itching, ringworm.

It is an endless source of are many herbs..


Chrissy N (118)
Wednesday April 22, 2009, 7:55 pm
All these wondrous plants have been around forever, but as we 'grew" we lost them.

Marthe B (9)
Thursday April 23, 2009, 1:44 am
thank you for sharing:)
I use turmeric actually because of its nice colour in rice and its smooth taste,and now i have even more reasons to use it :)

Stan B (123)
Friday April 24, 2009, 12:11 am
Really interesting Dee. Are we talking about turmeric in its processed form or in a more natural state before processing?

Dee C (23)
Friday April 24, 2009, 12:30 pm
Either way Stan..depends on what you are using it for..but I would say both wats are indeed beneficial for you..

Stan B (123)
Saturday April 25, 2009, 2:15 am
Thanks Dee. I'm going to add more turmeric to my curries from now on.

. (0)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 7:43 am
I am in need of a natural antibiotic right now. Have an infection in my jaw and hope turmeric will help. Am allergic to antibiotics and am grasping at straws.
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