By Sayer Ji • Originally published on Greenmed.info
There is a medicinal spice so timelessly interwoven with the origins of human culture and
metabolism, so thoroughly supported by modern scientific inquiry, as to
be unparalleled in its proven value to human health and well-being.
Indeed, turmeric turns the entire drug-based medical model on its head.
Instead of causing far more side effects than therapeutic
ones, as is the case for most patented pharmaceutical medications, turmeric
possesses hundreds of potential side benefits — having been
empirically demonstrated to positively modulate over 160 different
physiological pathways in the mammalian body.
While no food or herb is right for everyone, and everything
has the potential for unintended, adverse side effects, turmeric is truly
unique in its exceptionally high margin of safety vis-à-vis
the drugs it has been compared with, e.g. hydrocortisone, ibuprofen, chemotherapy agents.
Furthermore, nothing within the modern-day pharmaceutical
armamentarium comes even remotely close to turmeric’s 6,000-year track
record of safe use in Ayurvedic medicine.
Why Turmeric Will Likely Never Be FDA Approved
Despite its vast potential for alleviating human suffering,
turmeric will likely never receive the FDA stamp of approval, due to its lack
of exclusivity, patentability and therefore profitability.
Truth be told, the FDA’s “gold standard” for proving the
value of a prospective medicinal substance betrays the age-old aphorism: “he
who owns the gold makes the rules,” and unless an investor is willing to risk
losing the 800+ million dollars that must be spent upfront, the FDA-required
multi-phased double-blind, randomized clinical trials will not occur.
For additional details on this rather seedy arrangement read
my article on the topic: Why The Law Forbids The Medicinal Use of Natural Substances.
All The Incredible Turmeric Benefits
we have reviewed over 5,000 study abstracts from the National Library of
Medicine’s bibliographic database known as MEDLINE and
have discovered over 600 potential health benefits of turmeric, and/or its
primary polyphenol known as curcumin.
These can be viewed on our turmeric
research page which is dedicated to disseminating the research on the
topic to a larger audience.
Some of the most amazing demonstrated properties of
turmeric and/or curcumin include these turmeric benefits:
Again, what is so amazing is not that turmeric may have
value in dozens of health conditions simultaneously, or that it may
improve conditions that are completely resistant to conventional treatment, but
that there are over six hundred additional health conditions it
may also be valuable in preventing and/or treating.
Consider also the fact that turmeric grows freely on the
Earth, and you will understand why its very existence threatens billions of
dollars in pharmaceutical industry revenue.
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