|Curcuma Longa is known as a very strong plant with polyphenolic compounds used in India and Asia as a kind of spice, in medicine and cosmetics, for the treatment of inflammations, skin lesions and tumors, and for enhancing mental functions. Hydroxyl groups in curcumin, which has a polyphenolic structure and is the active ingredient, gives curcuma Longa an antioxidant property.A number of studies reveal that curcumin has antioxidant, anti-tumoral, anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic, anti-allergic, and anti-dementia effects and is a free radical scavenger. In order to make its mechanism of action more effective and to make reaching the target easier, herbal liquid extracts of this plant are produced. With such herbal liquid extracts, it is aimed to enhance the mechanism of benefit by consuming the plants in natural ways. Although, consuming the entire plant instead of its single active ingredient can increase the effect, consuming the liquid extract will provide the best benefit.|
|The anti-carcinogenic effect of curcumin is verified by scientific sources…
A study by the Department of Biochemistry in the Institute of Medical Sciences of the University of Trakya proved that curcumin has a very strong anti-carcinogenic effect. Furthermore, this study revealed that it suppresses tumor genesis in mammary gland, mouth, esophageal, stomach, intestines, colon, lungs, prostate and liver. It is also stated that curcumin is effective on various tumors with different mechanisms. Different studies show that it suppresses inflammations, inhibits cell proliferation, and inhibits tumor implantation and biotransformation of carcinogens by suppressing some oncogenes. This means that curcuma Longa is a perfect anti-tumoral agent.Curcumin activates the enzyme called GST and enabling the discharge of carcinogenic substances out of the body and protecting the tissues against DNA damages. Thus, it protects the tissues against toxic and carcinogenic substances that are taken inside the body with drugs, food compounds, or food additives. Some researchers express that it promotes the death of tumor cells and that it is an agent against cancer.
Curcumin treatment applied in animals with breast cancer is regarded as a strongly effective application for preventing the formation of cancer by reducing the telomerase activity which causes the immortality of cancer cells. The experimental animals were divided into two groups; the first group was given curcumin before the cancerous cell and the second group was given curcumin after the cancerous cell. It was found curcumin given before the cancerous cell was more effective, which means taking curcumin with foods in daily meals is a very important factor in preventing the formation of cancer.
Some clinical studies in Taiwan and India indicate that curcumin is effective on healing palatal, gastric and cervical cancers and skin lesions transforming into cancer. Moreover, experiments on animals show that it prevents liver metastasis in breast cancer cases and that it improves the effect of chemotherapy on killing the cancerous cells. It is also observed that it has a lethal effect on the cells of pancreatic cancer. It prevents the growth of large intestinal cancer, since it is metabolized in the intestinal epithelium and liver.
|Curcuma Longa and vitamin C complex against radiation…
Radiation causes chemical bonds to break off in intracellular molecules and more importantly chromosomes that are genetic materials (DNA). If these genetic damages, called mutation, are not repaired by the cell, changes that start the metabolic process that causes the death of the cell occur. If, however, the genetic damage in the healthy tissue cells does not result in the death of the cell, it may cause cancer even after years.Curcumin keeps the free radicals, thus protecting the DNA against oxidative damages. Its protective effect against radiation comes from its antioxidant property. Along with vitamin C, it binds free radicals occurring in the case of radiation damages. Thus, it prevents cancer and allows raising healthy generations. Suffering of humans due to radiation damages is a global problem. Measures against genetic damages can be taken with curcumin.
|Ginger + Curcuma Longa, two peas in a pod…
Ginger and curcuma Longa have been used together for centuries. Their combination gives perfect results in the treatment of gastric ulcers and gastritis. In herbal combinations, two plants provide different advantages than their respective benefits. In plants one plus one does not equal two. Two plants provide different benefits when used combined and different benefits when used separately. Ginger prevents nausea and vomiting. It is also known to reduce the nausea and vomiting complaints after chemotherapy. Clinical studies show that it is effective as well in nausea and vomiting due to emotional disorders after surgeries and pregnancy.
|Is the extract of Zingiber officinale is the best solution for gastric problems?
Zingiber officinale has been used in traditional medicine for centuries and today has become the focus of interest as a result of studies and developments.In ayurvedic medicine and traditional Chinese medicine, it has been used for the treatment of gastric-intestinal complaints since the 16th century. Its most important area of use is the treatment of nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, gastric and intestinal gas, indigestion, spasms, rheumatoid, arthritis and cancer; it is also used as an appetizer and urine adjuvant.
There is information about the use of Zingiber officinale in medical sources of Rome, China, Greece and Ottoman Empire. Today it is used as a remedy for the treatment of colitis, ulcer, gastritis and gastric gas in pharmacopoeias of such prominent countries in health sector as Austria, China, Egypt, Germany, England, Japan and Switzerland. Furthermore oleoresins, gingerols, fixed oils and wax it contains make digestion easier, are effective on nausea, and provide a great reinforcement in cold and flu. Additionally United States Pharmacopoeia indicates that it is good for weight loss and coldness in hands and feet. Apart from these, it has been found that Zingiber officinale has positive inotropic effect (regulating heart spasms), anti-thrombotic effect (preventing blood coagulation), antioxidant effect, anti-migraine and antilipidemic effect (reducing the ratio of lipid oil in blood).
In India, it is used for pharyngitis, indigestion and loss of appetite; in China, it is used for nausea, vomiting, asthma, and for reducing the pain in knees with osteoarthritis. Clinical studies and experiments on animals support these uses.
A study supported by the National Cancer Institute in America indicates that a positive result was obtained when used for the treatment of nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy.
|What are the advantages of using the extract?
A study by the Biology Department of Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University shows that ginger has a strong antibacterial effect in high doses. This means that the plant should be taken in high doses, which is only possible by using herbal liquid extracts in natural ways. These scientific experiments are carried out with the extracts of the plant, since the plant dissolves its active ingredient more easily in different solvents than water. Thus we obtain the part of the plant that we need, instead of its sediment, in high doses.Again, the experiments carried out with the herbal extracts of Zingiber officinale show that it has antifungal, antiviral, anti-inflammatory effects, is significantly anti-microbial, and is effective against all gram (+), gram (-) bacteria.
A study by the Pharmacology and Toxicology Department of the Institute of Medical Sciences in Yüzüncü Yıl University suggests that the plant shows these effects by reducing the synthesis of leukotriene and prostaglandin as a result of the inhibition of cyclooxygenase and 5-lipoxygenase enzymes. The Zingiber officinale extract applied orally to mice indicates that it reduces edema.
|Zingiber officinale leaving its mark on cancer…
The use of Zingiber officinale extract on cancerous patients dates back to BC. Its anti-tumoral effect shows that it is also protective against cancer. According to a study in the University of Michigan in America, American scientists expressed that Zingiber officinale can be used for the treatment of ovarian cancer. They said that they administered the Zingiber officinale extract to the cancerous cell, the miraculous plant killed the cancerous cell and that the plant prevented these cells from immunizing against chemotherapy. It is observed in the studies carried out with cells with ovarian cancer that it reduced vascularization and suppressed the reproduction of tumors.Dr.Richard Schilsky, one of the leukemia specialists in the University of Chicago, stated that Zingiber officinale reduces the pain of the cancerous patients and gives great results as an anti-carcinogenic agent.
According to another clinical study, it kills the cells of lung cancer, adenocancer, breast cancer, gastric cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, ovarian cancer, large intestine cancer, melanoma, leukemia and lymphoma.