Turmeric beats drugs and surgery for spinal cord injuries

Turmeric beats drugs and surgery for spinal cord injuries

Turmeric beats drugs and surgery for spinal cord injuries

Turmeric beats drugs and surgery for spinal cord injuries, according to new research from Neurology Research International.

Turmeric has been researched probably more than any other natural substance on earth for its medicinal and anti-cancer properties. The medicinal properties of turmeric have been the subject of over 6000 peer-reviewed and published biomedical studies. It has shown benefits in so many areas of health and disease prevention.

The new study was the first to review all data from studies involving turmeric and spinal cord injuries

The study abstract noted the following about turmeric’s possible superiority to corticosteroids, which are the traditional treatment for spinal injuries:

Because all studies that compare the two show superior results for curcumin over corticosteroids, it could be true that curcumin better acts at the inflammatory source of SCI-mediated neurological injury, although this question remains unanswered in patients.”

According to the study, turmeric is useful in spinal cord injuries because inflammation is one of the main causes of damage to tissues in an injury. Turmeric is known to have potent anti-inflammatory properties that may aid in the recovery of injuries.

The study also mentions turmeric’s potent antioxidant properties, which may help prevent further damage and accelerate the healing process.

The evidence of turmeric’s many health benefits is mounting, but why has it not become a common treatment yet? The study authors conclude with an important question:

“Can clinicians shed the “herbal medicine” stigma and be able to acknowledge that ignoring its beneficial effects is largely due to a lack of clinical data and not necessarily a result of inferior clinical efficacy?”

The study showing that turmeric beats drugs and surgery for spinal cord injuries was published in the journal Neurology Research International.

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REFERENCES:
1. “Turmeric Heals Spinal Cord Injuries Better Than Drugs/Surgery, Review Suggests.” GreenMedInfo.com. GreenMedInfo.com, n.d. Web. 30 June 2016.
2. “The Potential of Curcumin in Treatment of Spinal Cord Injury.” Neurology Research International. Hindawi Publishing Corporation, n.d. Web. 30 June 2016.

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