Why have you been hearing so much about turmeric lately? The growing body of knowledge on turmeric is nothing short of phenomenal! Curcumin is the most widely studied plant-derived medicinal chemical in modern science, according to statistical analysis by researcher Mike Adams, editor of Naturalnews.com. The researchers at GreenMedInfo.com has reviewed over 4,000 study abstracts from the National Library of Medicine’s MEDLINE database and have catalogued over 580 potential health benefits of turmeric, and/or its primary polyphenol known as curcumin.
Curcumin is turmeric’s key bioactive, as well as the best known and best studied, accounting for 3-5% of the whole root. Curcumin’s numerous confirmed biological activities include antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, antiarthritic, anti-atherosclerotic, antidepressant, anti-aging, antidiabetic, antimicrobial, wound healing, and memory enhancing activities. Wow, that is a lot of positive to behold for your health!
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