Turmeric has been proven to reduce or eliminate pain better than leading prescription medications. A 2004 study published in the journal Oncogene found that components of turmeric were effective alternatives to the drugs aspirin, ibuprofen, sulindac, phenylbutazone, naproxen and diclofenac, to name a few.
The reason is because turmeric doesn’t just fight pain and inflammation, it does so much more.
How can one little root do so much?
Most researchers agree that the turmeric’s profound healing abilities can
be traced to its powerful anti-inflammatory action.
Full-spectrum turmeric (as opposed to an isolated curcumin extract) is especially effective because it operates by both mechanisms of anti-inflammatory action.
Most inflammatory foods, working in one of the following ways…
- They neutralize inflammation causing free radicals in the body with a flood of antioxidants or
- They stop the body from producing the chemicals that initiate inflammation in the first place (this is how aspirin and OTC pain meds work)
What is unique about turmeric is that it combats inflammation through both of these mechanisms…. simultaneously! Its multi-pronged approach allows it to work wonders for aches, pains, and arthritis (by stopping inflammation at the source), while also strongly supporting the immune system with antioxidants.
And because nearly all diseases and ailments can be traced back to inflammation and oxidative stress…it seem like there’s almost nothing that turmeric can’t heal.