The Effect of Curcuma Longa Extract in Treating Various Diseases
Scientific research showed that Curcuma longa has many benefits and medical properties that impact several diseases. Hereunder are some of these diseases:
Curcuma longa extract is efficient in combating cervical cancer, sometimes caused by the HPV virus. Furthermore, it increases the effectiveness of radiotherapy, and inhibits the impact of toxins in the cigarettes, which increase the enlargement of uterine cancers.
Moreover, it inhibits the impact of Estradiol, which stimulates the growth of uterine cancer. Therefore, the extract of Curcuma longa prevents and treats cervical cancer.
Helping Patients Overcome Cancer:
A research about the effect of Curcuma longa extract on colorectal cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy revealed that patients who used to take curcumin did not lose weight. And it stimulated the programmed cell death process of cancer cells (Apoptosis).
Moreover, they noticed a noticeable decline in cytotoxin TNF alpha level that stimulates the cancer cells’ growth and increases inflammations. Curcumin also helped in increasing the effectiveness of protein p53.
Another research showed that it prevents colon cancer reoccurrence and treats colon polyps if 4000 milligrams were taken daily. A third research showed that Curcuma longa extract stimulates the programmed cell death of cancer cells for people with lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), and it reduces the NF-kappab level. The ideal curcumin dose is 4000-6000 milligrams daily.
Protecting the Body from Carcinogens:
Another research tackled the patients who mistakenly consumed insecticides, which cause cancer. It showed that taking curcumin for 3 consecutive months increases the antioxidant enzyme level, and helps the body cleanse the accumulated toxins.
Memory Impairment, Alzheimer’s, and Dementia:
Curcumin can prevent the progressive atrophy of brain cells, especially for people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The leading cause of Alzheimer’s is a having disorder in receiving Acetylcholine, which is the most important neurotransmitter of the central nervous system and the parasympathetic nervous system.
Acetylcholine is significant for improving the memory, especially short-term memory, as well as improving learning. Curcumin inhibits the enzyme acetylcholinesterase, thus prevents inhibiting the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. This helps to improve the memory and treat dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Blood Vessels and Heart Diseases:
A research tackled the impact of Curcuma longa extract on Acute coronary syndrome patients. The research studies cases of patients who had a cardiac arrest (who feel chest pain due to a partial blockage of the coronary vessels), and cases of patients who had a heart attack due to complete blockage of the vessels. Curcumin increased the HDL (the good cholesterol) level, and decreased the LDL (the bad cholesterol) level in the blood. Moreover, it reduced high blood pressure.
Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis:
Turmeric alleviates Chron’s disease and ulcerative colitis, and reduces the need for chemical medications after taking 2000 milligrams daily for 6 months.
Taking 500 milligrams of curcumin with 5 milligrams of black pepper daily for 6 weeks will help to increase the antioxidant enzyme glutathione (GSH) level for people with Tropical pancreatitis.
A research made on healthy people revealed that taking 6000 milligrams of curcumin daily raises the insulin level in the blood.
- For treating cancer and liver inflammation, one has to take a relatively large dose of curcumin.
- To cleanse the digestive system, one has to take 10-30 grams of curcoma longa daily for an entire week.