How Turmeric Can Help Fight Lupus
Studies show turmeric to be superior to the latest drugs for lupus.
Affecting women nine times more than men with a myriad of symptoms making diagnosis in the first place an arduous task, lupus is an autoimmune disease that can attack any part of the body. By misunderstanding the body’s own cell nucleus’s as a threat, lupus causes our immune response to attack the DNA housing organelle. The result is that any body part can be targeted by the disorder and cause almost any symptom. Living with this disease can be extremely painful and can leave women infertile. Obviously, the need to fight lupus is strong.
There is promise though. One of the most common and serious complications of lupus is kidney inflammation, which occurs in roughly half of the cases. Sometimes this is a manifestation of the disease, though sometimes it is due to the immunosuppressive drugs used to treat lupus. A randomized, double blind, placebo controlled study found that turmeric had a notable effect. In the placebo group, there was little change. Most people had the same chemical analysis results in the control group. In the turmeric group, however, nearly everyone saw a drastic improvement.
Spices and herbs have been used to centuries to treat diseases, and yet today we forget this old wisdom in lieu of the newest drug. Our bodies know how to take care of themselves and the only medicine we truly need can be found in the grocery store or at a farmer’s market. Unfortunately, you will never hear this from a doctor because produce is cheap, especially when you can push a drug onto your patients for tens of thousands of dollars.