Turmeric Can Replace These 7 Commonly Used Drugs!
Can we replace drugs with natural ingredient? Nearly 6000 biomedical studies published articles and subjects for Turmeric. Researchers have been exploring and studying this great and powerful spice for years. Thanks to researches, scientists have come to the conclusion that turmeric has some major health benefits for our brain and body. Curcumin, its active ingredient is very powerful. Therefore, we can use turmeric as replacement of many dangerous medications. It doesn’t have harmful side effects.
You can replace the following seven drugs with turmeric:
Cholesterol Medication – Liptor/Atorvastatin
Researchers in a 2008 study, found that a standard preparation of curcuminoids from turmeric performed better than the drug Lipitor or Atorvastatin. In patients with type 2 diabetes Turmeric was more effective at reducing oxidative stress and inflammation.
Steroid Medications – Corticosteroids
A study found that the primary polyphenol in turmeric, curcumin, was able to better manage an inflammatory eye disease compared to steroids. Another study found that at regulating inflammatory genes curcumin was also more effective than steroids.
3. Antidepressants – Fluoxetine / Prozac & Imipramine
at reducing depressive behavior in an animal model, according to a 2011 study published in Acta Poloniae Pharmaceutica, cucumin was more effective than Prozac or Imipramine.
Blood Thinner- Aspirin
Few studies gave a result that curcumic contains anti-platelet effects. That indicates that it may be a more natural and safer treatment and option than aspirin. This is especially important for patients who are prone to vascular thrombosis.
Diabetes Drug – Metformin
Researchers in a 2009 study, found that curcumin is able to activate AMPK. It increases glucose uptake. Curcumin according to the study, was found to be 500 to 100,000 times more potent than metaformin in activating AMPK.
Chemotherapy Drug – Oxaliplatin
In 2009, a study published in the International Journal of Cancer found that compared to the chemotherapy drug oxaliplatin curcumin was more effective as an antiproliferative agent in colorectal cell lines. Other studies have shown that curcumin is able to target several different types of cancer, including melanoma, lung cancer, breast cancer, gastrointestinal cancers and ovarian cancer.
One study published in 2004 in the journal Oncogene says that curcumin was found to be an effective alternative to many anti-inflammatory drugs. This is due to its powerful natural anti-inflammatory properties. The study also showed that we can use curcumin instead of:
Watch the following video if you want to learn about 4 different ways how to use turmeric as medicine instead: