Turmeric is an incredibly healthy spice which offers countless benefits for the body and brain.
Over 6,000 peer-reviewed and published biomedical studies have confirmed these qualities and found that its active ingredient, curcumin, can be used as a substitute for numerous harmful medications.
You can use turmeric instead of these seven drugs:
- Aspirin (Blood Thinner)
Scientists have found that turmeric has powerful anti-platelet effects, which makes it an ideal treatment for patients prone to vascular thrombosis.
- Anti-inflammatory Drugs
One 2004 study published in the journal Oncogene found that curcumin can be used as an effective alternative to many anti-inflammatory drugs since it has strong natural anti-inflammatory properties. This means you can use it instead of:
- Liptor/Atorvastatin (Cholesterol Medication)
Another 2008 study confirmed that the effects of curcuminoids from turmeric were much better than the ones of the drug atorvastatin or Lipitor, as it treated the inflammation and oxidative stress in patients with type 2 diabetes.
- Prozac/Fluoxetine & Imipramine (Antidepressants)
Acta Poloniae Pharmaceutica published a 2011 study which showed that curcumin was more effective than both Prozac and Imipramine at reducing depression.
- Oxaliplatin (Chemotherapy Drug)
The International Journal of Cancer published a study in 2009 which discovered that curcumin was more successful as an antiproliferative agent in colorectal cell lines that the common chemotherapy drug oxaliplatin.
Scientists also found that curcumin is able to target various cancer types, including skin cancer, melanoma, lung cancer, breast cancer, ovarian cancer and gastrointestinal cancers.
- Corticosteroids (Steroid Medications)
A study published in Pytotherapy Research showed that curcumin is more effective in the treatment of inflammatory eye diseases than steroids.
Moreover, another study published in Critical Care Medicine showed that curcumin delivered better effects than steroids at regulating inflammatory genes.
- Metformin (Diabetes Drug)
One 2009 study found that the active ingredient of turmeric activates AMPK, which increases glucose uptake, and is 500 times to 100,000 times more powerful than metformin.
The following video provides additional information about your options to replace harmful medications with this miraculous natural spice: