Turmeric Powder

Smoothie Recipes with Turmeric

About Turmeric Powder

Tumeric is a root native to southwest India.  It has been used as medicine for thousands of years.  It is a key ingredient to many Asian dishes.  In America – we recognize it as the “healthy stuff in curry powder”.

You may also have heard of a health supplement called, “Curcumin”.  “Curcumin” is a compound within turmeric.

Nutrition Benefits of Turmeric Powder

Turmeric is a superfood.  There has been a lot of research about tumeric that links it to potential benefits related to prevention and even treatment of cancer, anti-inflammatory, brain health, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, kidney health, cardiovascular health, arthritis, irritable bowel, Alzeheimer’s, diabetes, depression, anti-aging, and other conditions.

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Turmeric Powder scores well for 43 health goals

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The Research

Liver: Score 100

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Human: Turmeric contains curcumin, which reduces alcohol induced oxidative damage in liver cells. It is effective in people with elevated alanine transaminase (ALT) levels. Animal: Turmeric reduces chemical induced liver toxicity and fibrosis. It reduces iron-induced liver damage by lowering lipid peroxidation. It reduces liver injury in copper overloaded rats. It reduces alcohol toxicity. It reduces chemical induced liver injury. It can decrease inflammation in an experimental model of fibrosis. It exhibits anti- liver cancer activity. It exhibits inhibitory effects in liver fibrosis associated with injury. It has a curative effect on liver fibrosis. It induces recovery from liver injury. It inhibits liver fibrosis and chemically induced liver cancer. It inhibits inflammation and reduces the severity of experimental fatty liver in mice. It inhibits radiation induced changes in the liver. It prevents alcohol induced liver disease. It protects against liver and kidney injury.

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Cancer: Score 100

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Human: Turmeric contains curcumin, which exhibits pre-cancer activity by increasing levels of vitamins C and E, and preventing lipid peroxidation and DNA damage. It has significant therapeutic activity in patients with pancreatic cancer. It has therapeutic value in patients with monoclonal gammopathy, a possible precursor to multiple myeloma. It may enhance the therapeutic effect of gemcitabine in the treatment of advanced pancreatic cancer. It induces programmed cell death in human malignant gliobastoma cells. It is safe in high dosages when taken by mouth and has chemopreventive properties. It induces programmed cell death in cutaneous T-cell lymphoma cell lines in peripheral blood mononuclear cells. Animal: It prevents chemically induced oral cancer. It inhibits experimental tumor formation. It could be an adjuvant agent to chemotherapy in treatment of triple negative breast cancer. It displays anti-proliferative and anti-angiogenic properties on tumors. It enhanced the therapeutic response to TMZ in glioblastoma by enhancing apoptosis. It exhibits anti-cancer activity in intestinal cancer. It exhibits anti-gastrointestinal cancer activity. It exhibits anti-liver cancer activity. It exhibits anti-melanoma activity. It has a chemopreventive effect on chemically induced esophageal cancer. It has an immunomodulatory effect in host macrophages and NK cells, which results in a tumoricidal effect. It inhibits adenoid cystic carcinoma. It inhibits bladder tumor growth. It inhibits chemically induced skin cancer promotion. It inhibits leukemia cells. It inhibits proliferation and induces programmed cell death in leukemic cells and prolongs survival of mice with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. It inhibits prostate cancer growth. It inhibits the growth of choroidal melanoma. It may have potential value in the treatment of Adult T-cell leukemia. It inhibits pancreatic cancer. It inhibits the proliferation of human oral cancer cells. It inhibits skin cancer in mice. It protects against chemically induced skin cancer.

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Inflammation: Score 100

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Human: It is a clinically effective hypoalgesic agent and the available data show a better safety profile than nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. It compares favorably with a statin drug on endothelial dysfunction in association with reductions in inflammatory cytokines and markers of oxidative stress. It is safe and helps to improve levels of an inflammatory cytokine. It has anti-inflammatory properties in patients with postoperative inflammation. It effectively mitigates inflammation in patients suffering from chronic SM-induced cutaneous complications. It suppresses inflammation in the mucosa of people with inflammatory bowel disease.

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Pain: Score 100

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Human: Turmeric contains clinically active hypoalgesic agents and the available data show a better safety profile than non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. It alleviated short and partially mid-term pain. Animal: Turmeric contains curcumin, which exerts pain-killing effects in nerve pain. It has analgesic properties. It has been demonstrated to effectively prevent or reduce diabetes and its complications including diabetic neuropathic pain.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis: Score 100

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Human: Turmeric contains curcumin, which induces programmed cell death and inhibits pro-inflammatory prostaglandin production in synovial fibroblast cells of patients with rheumatoid arthritis. It is safe and superior to drug therapy in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis. It inhibits autoimmune diseases. Animal: Turmeric is efficacious in an animal model of rheumatoid arthritis. It is effective in preventing joint inflammation in an experimental model of rheumatoid arthritis. In Vitro: It exhibits anti-rheumatoid activity. It exhibits gut mediated anti-inflammatory/ anti-arthritic activity. It may support regeneration of articular cartilage.

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Depression: Score 100

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Human: It is safe and efficacious in treating major depressive disorder. It influences several biomarkers that may be associated with anti-depressive mechanisms of action. It was significantly more effective than placebo in improving several mood related symptoms. It may be a safe and effective add on to standard anti-depressants in patients with major depressive disorder. Animal: It may attenuate stress induced depression. It exhibits anti-depressant properties. It has anti-depressant like effects in chronic unpredictable mild stress.

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Colon Health: Score 100

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Human: It had a benefit on patients with advanced colorectal cancer. It appears to reduce the number and size of ileal and rectal adenomas in patients with polyposis. It may improve irritable bowel syndrome. It improves ulcerative proctitis and Crohn’s disease in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. It suppresses inflammation in the mucosa of people with inflammatory bowel disease. It appears safe and effective in maintaining remission in patients with ulcerative colitis. Animal: It ameliorates experimentally induced ulcerative colitis. It reduces colonic inflammation in a model of inflammatory bowel diseases. It attenuates chemically induced colitis. It displays therapeutic value in a model of irritable bowel syndrome. It inhibits colon polyp formation. It inhibits experimental colitis. Curcumin may have therapeutic value in colon cancer prevention. It prevents colon carcinogenesis. It exhibits therapeutic properties by down regulating colon inflammation.

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Diabetes (Type 2): Score 100

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Human: Turmeric has a beneficial effect on diabetic blood vessel disease. It causes a reduction of atherogenic risk in patients with diabetes. It could be an adjuvant to diabetes medication (metformin) treatment because it has a beneficial effect on blood glucose, oxidative stress and inflammation. It has a preventative effect on diabetes. Animal: It suppresses an increase in blood glucose levels in diabetic mice. It improves insulin resistance in skeletal muscle. It reduces diabetic nerve problems. It reduces kidney lesions associated with diabetes. It reduces diabetic encephalopathy. It reduces retinal stress and inflammation in diabetes. It reduces diabetic nerve pain. It enhances wound healing in diabetic rats. It has a protective effect against hyperlipidemia and insulin resistance in high-fat fed hamsters. It has been demonstrated to prevent or reduce diabetes and its complications. It has lipid lowering properties in diabetic rats. It holds promise to prevent or treat central nervous system complications in diabetes. It improves insulin resistance in skeletal muscle. It improves the metabolic status in diabetic conditions. It is a potential glucose lowering agent and antioxidant in diabetic mice. It may have a preventive role in the the treatment of diabetic retinopathy. It has anti-diabetic actions.

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Brain: Score 100

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Turmeric is safe and effective in treating major depressive disorder. It was significantly more effective than placebo in improving mood related symptoms. It is a safe an effective add on to standard antidepressants. It improves cognitive function in the elderly. It has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties and may have therapeutic potential in bipolar disorders. It prevents ethanol-induced brain damage. It exhibits anti-Alzheimer properties. It may reduce lead and cadmium neurotoxicity. Turmeric is found in Ancient Chocolate, Ancient Delight and Ancient Greens Superfood Mixes.

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Arthritis (Osteo): Score 100

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It reduces the symptoms of osteoarthritis and may also contribute to the regeneration of cartilage.

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Skin Health (Psoriasis, Eczema, etc.): Score 98

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Human: Turmeric suppresses phosphorylase kinase activity, which is correlated to a resolution of psoriasis. Turmeric and visible light therapy helped severe to moderate plaque psoriasis.

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Cholesterol: Score 98

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Turmeric contains curcumin, which reduces blood lipids and lipid peroxidation. It reduces total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol in acute coronary syndrome patients. Turmeric has hypolipidemic and antioxidant effects. It protects LDL oxidation. It reduces diet induced high cholesterol and oxidation. It has cholesterol lowering properties. Turmeric has a protective effect against hyperlipidemia and insulin resistance in animals fed a bad diet. Turmeric is found in Ancient Chocolate, Ancient Delight and Ancient Greens Superfood Mixes.

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Alzheimers: Score 98

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It can enhance the clearance of beta amyloid in Alzheimer’s disease. It has a beneficial effect on behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.

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Erectile Dysfunction: Score 96

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Turmeric contains curcuminoids, which reduced the frequency of heart attacks after artery bypass surgery. It has a protective effect against artery blockage. It slows artery dysfunction with aging. It protects against atherosclerosis. Turmeric is found in Ancient Chocolate, Ancient Delight and Ancient Greens Superfood Mixes.

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Prostate: Score 96

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Human: A mixture including turmeric significantly improves treatment outcome of patients taking prulifloxacin in bacterial prostatitis. Turmeric significantly effected the rate of PSA progression among men with prostate cancer. It suppresses PSA levels. Animal: Turmeric has anti-cancer, chemosensitization and radiosensitization effects in prostate cancer. It inhibits prostate cancer growth. It inhibits prostate cancer tumors. It is efficacious for chronic nonbacterial prostatitis in rats.

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Ulcerative Colitis: Score 96

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Human: It appears safe and effective in maintaining remission in patients with ulcerative colitis. It may be a safe and effective therapy for maintenance and remission of ulcerative colitis when given as adjunctive therapy. Animal: It ameliorates experimentally induced ulcerative colitis.

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Circulatory System (Cardiovascular): Score 96

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Turmeric contains curcuminoids, which reduced the frequency of heart attacks after artery bypass surgery. It has a protective effect against artery blockage. It slows artery dysfunction with aging. It protects against atherosclerosis. Turmeric is found in Ancient Chocolate, Ancient Delight and Ancient Greens Superfood Mixes.

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Asthma: Score 94

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Turmeric has value as an add on therapy in patients with bronchial asthma. It may be effective in lung diseases.

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Look Younger: Score 94

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Human: Turmeric prevents UBV induced skin aging.

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Thyroid: Score 94

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Turmeric can reduce the risk of goiter development. It also increased the effectiveness of substances killing thyroid cancer cells.

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GallBladder: Score 94

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Human: Turmeric has a therapeutic effect on upper abdominal pain due to functional disorders of the biliary system. It has a contractive effect on human gallbladder function. It has gallbladder emptying properties. Animal: It inhibits biliary cholesterol stone formation. It may prevent or reduce bacterial translocation and oxidative damage in obstructive jaundice. It reduces gallstone formation and biliary cholesterol concentration.

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Anxiety: Score 94

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It may be used as a safe and effective add on to standard antidepressants. It has anti-anxiety properties. It is more effective than placebo in improving mood related symptoms.

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