by Sayer Ji, The Sleuth Journal:
There are over 2,000 studies on the GreenMedInfo database demonstrating the power of turmeric to heal, but this time-tested, safe, and affordable healing substance still has not received FDA approval to “prevent, treat, or cure” disease despite the fact that it is capable of doing exactly that.
One of the greatest, if not the greatest triumph of biomedical science today is its role in validating ancient healing modalities that long before the advent of science, and even recorded history itself, were passed down “orally” from generation to generation in the vast body of folkloric medical knowledge that still forms the basis for the majority of the world’s primary health care system. These so-called “natural” or “alternative” modalities, which our species owes its present day survivorship to after eons of dependency on them, are increasingly gaining the attention of men and women in white lab coats intent on unlocking the mysteries of how they work, and in many cases, why they work better than patented, synthetic, chemical-based medications.
No better example of this today exists than turmeric…
Over the course of the past seven years, we have indexed over 2,000 studies investigating the health benefits of turmeric (or its components) in disease prevention and treatment, discovering an astounding 750 different diseases that it may be of value in ameliorating. The complexity of this substance in modulating over 150 biological pathways in the body, simultaneously, in a way that almost invariably produces positive results is simply astounding, and could be interpreted as exemplifying a type of plant intelligence if not also inter-species compassion between the plant and animal kingdoms.
The research continues to pile up, with a new published study added to Medline every few days; as of the writing of this article, there are over 9,000 published studies on the topic. In fact, our database on turmeric has grown so large that it takes an entire server just to load the data for professional members performing dynamic filtering by study type, date, etc.
Our regular followers know we report extensively on the evidence indicating that turmeric, and particularly the golden-hued polyphenol known as curcumin it contains, is superior to a wide range of pharmaceuticals both in safety and effectiveness. Some of the most compelling examples are listed below:
Alzheimer’s Disease: Turmeric Produces ‘Remarkable’ Recovery in Alzheimer’s Patients
Antibiotic-Resistant Infection: Could Turmeric Save Us From The CDC’s ‘Nightmare Bacteria’?
Oral Health: Turmeric Superior to Chemical Mouthwash In Improving Oral Health
Well-Being Support: Turmeric: A Wellness Promoting Tonic At Low Doses, Research Reveals
Rheumatoid Arthritis: Turmeric Extract Found Superior To Blockbuster Drug for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Cancer Malignancy: Turmeric Extract Strikes To The Root Cause of Cancer Malignancy
Cardiovascular Disease: Turmeric’s Heart-Saving Properties Confirmed In New Diabetes Study
HPV Infections: Natural Herbal HPV “Cure” Discovered
Chemical Weapons Injury: Turmeric Compounds Alleviate Chemical Weapons Injury
Suboptimal Brain Function: Turmeric Extract Improves Brain Function In One Dose
Ebola Infection: Turmeric Neutralizes Deadly Viral Infections, Study Suggests
This is only a small subset of studies available that demonstrate the exceptional versatility of turmeric (curcumin) in disease prevention and treatment. You can search through more such research on our Turmeric Research database.
Why Turmeric Has Not Received FDA Approval
Considering the sheer density of data available today to support the health promoting effects of this safe and time-tested culinary ingredient, you would think the government would allow its use to “prevent, treat, or cure disease” — the technical criteria for something to be defined as a legitimate “drug” by the FDA. Indeed, the FDA mission statement includes the following objective:
FDA is also responsible for advancing the public health by helping to speed innovations that make medicines more effective, safer, and more affordable and by helping the public get the accurate, science-based information they need to use medicines and foods to maintain and improve their health.”
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