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Turmeric (Curcuma longa)

Antioxidant, Anti-inflammatory and Anti-Cancer Herb

TurmericTurmeric (also known as curcumin), the bright yellow root used for centuries as a cooking spice, is also a potent medicinal herb.

Turmeric is:

  • anti-inflammatory
  • antioxidant
  • liver-protective (on a par with milk thistle)
  • anti-tumorogenic (helps prevent and may even help reverse tumors)
  • and helps maintain normal blood viscosity.

What more could you ask for in a non-toxic, beautiful, fragrant herb?

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) This herb is a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. An ever-growing body of evidence suggests that turmeric may both help prevent AND help reverse already-existing cancers.

Each High-Potency Capsule contains: 500 mg of turmeric, standardized to 95% curcuminoids. (475mg active curcuminoids).

Suggested dose 1 capsule, 2-3 times per day.

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References

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8.) Somers-Edgar TJ, Scandlyn MJ, Stuart EC, Le Nedelec MJ, Valentine SP, Rosengren RJ. The combination of epigallocatechin gallate and curcumin suppresses ERalpha-breast cancer cell growth in vitro and in vivo. Int J Cancer. 2007 Dec 20 [Epub ahead of print].
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