Friday, October 30, 2009

New study on potent effects of Curcumin (Turmeric)

Curcumin or Turmeric has been a supplement my son has been on for months now. We tried a prescription anti-inflammatory and he reacted in one of the various additives in the pill form. Because that prescription medication was still under patent, we could not get it compounded without all the additives. So we decided to stop it and instead, turn to therapeutic Curcumin. Since then, we've seen amazing changes in his digestive system which relates to calming of the inflammation and also cognitively which tells me that it is also helping with his brain inflammation. And, I have recommended this remedy to two people with success in treating their arthritis/inflammation. All it took was a few doses of just 1 pill a day (my son's full dose is 2 pills, twice a day) to relieve their chronic pain and reduce swelling. My mother in law was able to do without her Cellebrex while here and the single dose of Turmeric was able to stop the throbbing pain that would wake her at night (even while on Cellebrex). I feel that most people could benefit from the anti-inflammatory properties of Curcumin and have started my husband on this remedy as well. So, I know first hand how potent Curcumin can be and am so excited to see research to validate what some of already know. Here's some research on the potential of Curcumin to kill cancer cells. Thank you Shari for sending me this!!!
Curry Spice 'Kills Cancer Cells
'related: Indian Curry 'Might Be Magic Cure-All'

October 28, 2009

An extract found in the bright yellow curry spice turmeric can kill off cancer cells, scientists have shown. The yellow spice gives curries their bright colour. The chemical - curcumin - has long been thought to have healing powers and is already being tested as a treatment for arthritis and even dementia. Now tests by a team at the Cork Cancer Research Centre show it can destroy gullet cancer cells in the lab. Cancer experts said the findings in the British Journal of Cancer could help doctors find new treatments. Dr Sharon McKenna and her team found that curcumin started to kill cancer cells within 24 hours.

'Natural' Remedy
The cells also began to digest themselves, after the curcumin triggered lethal cell death signals. Dr McKenna said: "Scientists have known for a long time that natural compounds have the potential to treat faulty cells that have become cancerous and we suspected that curcumin might have therapeutic value. "Dr Lesley Walker, director of cancer information at Cancer Research UK, said: "This is interesting research which opens up the possibility that natural chemicals found in turmeric could be developed into new treatments for oesophageal cancer. "Rates of oesophageal cancer have gone up by more than a half since the 70s and this is thought to be linked to rising rates of obesity, alcohol intake and reflux disease so finding ways to prevent this disease is important too. "Each year around 7,800 people are diagnosed with oesophageal cancer in the UK. It is the sixth most common cause of cancer death and accounts for around five percent of all UK cancer deaths.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this. Is your son able to swallow the pill or can you break it up and mix it into applesauce or something to make it easier for a child to take? This is a wonderful site-thank you for sharing your knowledge.

Terri Burges Hirning said...

No, my son does not yet swallow pills. They are very, very tiny pills and I pull them apart and mix the powder with his other 12 capsules he takes each morning/night. I mix with some aloe vera juice in a tupperware "midget" cup that has a lid so I can shake to mix. Then I syringe it into his mouth. Beware, it is VERY yellow and stains EVERYTHING, clothes, kitchen towels, even cabinets and counters if you are not careful. But, it sure does work! Good luck and thanks for the positive feedback, so glad you find it helpful!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! I think it is wonderful that you are so willing to help so many is so selfless, thank you.

Shari Goodman said...

Yes, I have stained everything! It is amazing how a little on your finger can get everywhere! I have Tate on this and a few others in the house. We will see how it goes! Another great God created cure! Love it. Thanks for telling me about it.

drking said...

Hi Terri, It's Dr. King we met at the conference in Dallas over dinner with Dr. Shaw, just wanted to touch base, tell you the site is great and hopefully we'll talk soon, got lots of questions since the Dallas Conference.

Terri Burges Hirning said...

Dr. King! It is so great to hear from you!!! I hope things are going well. If I can help in any way, please let me know!