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Curcumin, ingredient of turmeric, stops viruses (and type 2 diabetes, some cancers, etc.)
Physorg ^ | 16 Aug 2012 | Michele McDonald

Posted on 08/19/2012 9:48:47 PM PDT by rjbemsha

Curcumin shows promise in fighting devastating viruses. It stopped the potentially deadly Rift Valley Fever virus from multiplying in infected cells, says Aarthi Narayanan, lead investigator on the new study and a research assistant professor with Mason's National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases.

"Curcumin is, by its very nature, broad spectrum," Narayanan says. "However, in the published article, we provide evidence that curcumin may interfere with how the virus manipulates the human cell to stop the cell from responding to the infection."

Ultimately, curcumin could be part of drug therapies that help defeat these [deadly] viruses, Narayanan says. "I know this works. I know it works because I have seen it happen in real life," Narayanan says. "I eat it every day. I make it a point of adding it (turmeric, which contains curcumin) to vegetables I cook. Every single day."


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: cancer; curcumin; diabetes; spices; turmeric; virus
Curcumin seems to have a lot going for it. See http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-07-turmeric-component-diabetes-incidence.html for curcumin and type 2 diabetes. For curcumin and cancer, google Dr. Bharat Aggarwal, Professor of Cancer Research at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. His website is http://www.curcuminresearch.org


1 posted on 08/19/2012 9:49:02 PM PDT by rjbemsha
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To: rjbemsha

The parenthetical comments in the title are way over-stated.

Viewed from a more reasonable perspective, however, this is not news; most of the therapeutic effects have been known for hundreds if not thousands of years.


2 posted on 08/19/2012 9:58:55 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: rjbemsha

Are you a Curcumin broker?....


3 posted on 08/19/2012 10:05:03 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Salamander

If you have a moment?...


4 posted on 08/19/2012 10:11:10 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: neverdem
ping.

5 posted on 08/19/2012 10:11:37 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; w/ different flie$" :^)
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To: hosepipe

Google turmeric...the doggone stuff has a wealth of uses. Including having helped my dog BIG TIME after her recent surgery.


6 posted on 08/19/2012 10:13:40 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: Brad's Gramma
Google turmeric...the doggone stuff has a wealth of uses. Including having helped my dog BIG TIME after her recent surgery.

I had a wicked cyst and started drinking down a teaspoon of tumeric in water three times a day (tasted dusty, that's about it), and the cyst dissolved within three days.

I also now find Hindi understandable.

7 posted on 08/19/2012 11:10:12 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Talisker

I tried it...I can’t STAND the taste! :)

However, the dogs love it mixed with cottage cheese.

There seems to be a LOT of great uses for this stuff.


8 posted on 08/19/2012 11:47:17 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it......because it DOES!)
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To: Brad's Gramma
Here in India, turmeric paste is applied to wounds. This promotes swift healing, without risk of infection.

Sadly, in the cities, people have almost forgotten these traditional remedies amd prefer to consult doctors.

9 posted on 08/20/2012 12:32:14 AM PDT by IndianChief
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To: onedoug; windcliff

Ping


10 posted on 08/20/2012 3:35:44 AM PDT by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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To: Tax-chick

turmeric ping.


11 posted on 08/20/2012 3:46:54 AM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: rjbemsha
Thanks. Very interesting.

Everybody in my family but myself, likes curry and turmeric. I may have to give it a try.

12 posted on 08/20/2012 3:47:55 AM PDT by Daaave ( 'The flesh eating djinn of Komari.')
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To: Brad's Gramma

Where do you get *good quality tumeric*, BG? Not the diluted junk sold most places.


13 posted on 08/20/2012 3:56:43 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: Rebelbase

Thanks. I need to use more ... if I put it in my carrot soup, it won’t show ;-).


14 posted on 08/20/2012 4:01:18 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("A little plain food, and a philosophic temperament, are the only necessities of life."~W. Churchill)
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To: IndianChief

Our holistic vet gave us a jar of some kind of paste that smelled like curry to heal a hole left by an abcess on my dog’s leg. It worked very quickly and didn’t seem to bother the dog at all.


15 posted on 08/20/2012 4:58:05 AM PDT by LSAggie
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To: carriage_hill

http://www.swansonvitamins.com/q?kw=tumeric


16 posted on 08/20/2012 5:02:00 AM PDT by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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sfl


17 posted on 08/20/2012 5:16:31 AM PDT by phockthis (http://www.supremelaw.org/fedzone11/index.htm ...)
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To: rjbemsha
How long before the FDA issues a recall and pulls all these natural herbs off the shelf?

Like every other effective treatment that used to be available.

&#%$ socialists...

18 posted on 08/20/2012 5:33:24 AM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: Brad's Gramma

i put some in my rice cooker so my white rice turns yellow and looks like saffron rice.
if you cook with it it will “stain” everything yellow and will stain pots and pans but, with this artilce, i have even more reasons to use it.


19 posted on 08/20/2012 7:29:37 AM PDT by bravo whiskey
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To: rjbemsha
Here’s a story TIFWIW…

A friend, a Ph. D. in chemistry, told about his colleague’s experience on a vacation cruise. Seems that his arthritis was flaring up and he constantly carped about his discomfort at the dinner table. After a few days, one of the other vacationers, a physician from China, had finally heard enough. He said, ‘You should take turmeric. Arthritis is virtually unknown in India and they eat turmeric in almost every meal.’ When he returned he started taking turmeric capsules and, low and behold, his pain symptoms diminished significantly. My friend, who has arthritis to the level that he claims he has not been able to sleep for more than a few hours straight for years, starts his turmeric regimen. Within a couple weeks he’s sleeping through the night and generally pain free.

Along with the anecdotal stories, my chemist friend relates his own brief research indicating turmeric is recognized as an anti-inflammatory in some parts of the world. That’s enough for me, suffering from occasional knee and hip pain from old sports injuries. Two 600-mg caps daily of turmeric root extract make a difference. I can’t say, not having tried another regimen, whether 3 would do any better. I do know that when I occasionally run out it only takes a couple days for the pains to return.

20 posted on 08/21/2012 12:50:04 PM PDT by kitchen (Over gunned is better than the alternative.)
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To: bravo whiskey

I drink a lot of Green Tea! At least three big mugs a day. But I get the good stuff from a broker in New York, who buts in China. My everyday tea is Yunnan Pu-Erh, a fermented green tea. Comes pressed into a round disc about the same size as a discus. Hard as a block of wood! You just flake off what you need. Can make three mugs with the same leaves. Favorite is Organic Gunpowder Green tea. Wonderful stuff!
Lots of Ginger and Garlic with every meal. I only know how to stirfry. Couldn’t cook a pot roast to save my life!


21 posted on 08/21/2012 1:16:39 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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