Turmeric To Heart Problems
Curcumin, a natural ingredient in the spice turmeric, prevents and reverses murine cardiac hypertrophy, according to a clinical investigation. The healing properties of turmeric have been well known in eastern cultures for some time. The herb has been used in traditional Indian and Chinese medicine to reduce scar formation. For example, when there is a cut or a bruise, the home remedy is to reach for turmeric powder because it can help to heal without leaving a bad scar.
Researchers have found that eating curcumin may dramatically reduce the chance of developing heart failure. Unlike most natural compounds whose effects are minimal, curcumin works directly in the cell nucleus by preventing abnormal unraveling of the chromosome under stress, and preventing excessive abnormal protein production. "What is impressive about curcumin's effects is its ability to shut off one of the major switches right at the chromosome source where the enlargement and scarring genes are being turned on," says a researcher.