If you love Indian Cuisine you’ve reaped the benefits of turmeric and possibly a lesser known derivative curcumin. Turmeric is known to have a potent anti-inflammatory effect and current research is giving additional reasons to step up your use of it in cooking and even supplements. It can be used as a gargle for sore throats as it has antibacterial properties and acts as a natural antiseptic. Another exciting benefit is that it acts as a liver detoxifier. Your livers capability to detoxify is crucial and If you've been ill, turmeric and curcumin are believed to aid in the support and clearing of many toxins.
The latest information regarding new benefits of curcumin are highlighted in a recent article “ The Benefits of curcumin in Cancer Treatment” at Mercola.com. The popular site WebMD also describes the benefits: “ Curcumin seems to block the growth of certain kinds of tumors. One study showed that turmeric extract containing curcumin could -- in some cases -- stabilize colorectal cancer that wasn't helped by other treatments.” You may find further information by looking into the 25 reasons that Turmeric can heal you listed at MINDBODYGREEN they comment it has shown to prevent prostate cancer and stop the growth of existing prostate cancer when combined with cauliflower. Not convinced keep searching there has been many lab tests and research on this healthy spice.
Try new recipes that contain turmeric which is one of the spices in curry powder. If you find a few that you love it will be a good addition to a healthy diet.