October 29th, 2010
Another important ingredient in our Premium Detox 7 Day Comprehensive Cleansing Program is Turmeric Root. Native to Indonesia and South India, Turmeric is a plant whose root is a common ingredient found in Indian food. It has a bright orange color, a strong aroma and tastes somewhat like pepper. It has been traditionally used as a condiment, as an aromatic stimulant, and even a dye used in textiles. It has been used by some cultures as medicine to treat ulcers, skin diseases inflammation of the joints, cold and flu symptoms, and to help with digestion. An extract from Turmeric root called curcumin is what gives the spice turmeric its yellow color and has been found to have potential health benefits. It helps the liver with the flow of bile which in turn helps break down fats in your system. The Chinese use the Turmeric root to aid in circulation and help with clots and to heal bruises. It has been credited by some scientists for reducing the rate of Alzheimer’s disease in India and also enhancing the cancer fighting power of some cancer treatments. It has been found to be helpful in reducing damage to heart tissue when the heart has been deprived of oxygen or blood flow. In some laboratory studies curcumin has been found to help children with leukemia by reducing the rate at which leukemia cells multiply. Other tests have shown that curcumin has made melanoma skin cancer cells more likely to self-destruct. By receiving Turmeric some laboratory mice have been shown to resist the spread of breast cancer tumor cells in their lungs.
(To Be Continued)