A recent scientific review of turmeric by K. Hedge et al. has recently been published in the Journal of Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Liver and Gastrointestinal Disease. The purpose of this study was to evaluate all the current scientific studies on turmeric’s gastroprotective properties to paint an overall picture of turmerics ability to protect our digestive system. The results are exciting, but to be honest, it is nothing we didn’t expect. To pull a few quotes from the study:
“studies have shown that turmeric and its principle compound curcumin are effective as a gastroprotective agent in various models of gastric ulcerations like in pylorus ligation, indomethacin, reserpine, and hypothermic-restraint stress”
” curcumin was effective on the bacteria Helicobacter pylori infection, a group I carcinogen and an etiological agent for peptic ulcers.”
Unfortunately we are unable to make the paper public, but I felt that it was important to express our excitement about its findings! As always, we will be keeping a close eye out for any studies on turmeric, as we are keen to find out everything we can, and pass on the knowledge to you.
Keep Healthy 🙂