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The spice of life - Organic Turmeric Root

Cobblestone Food's Healthy Soups are reduced sodium and they taste great.  The secret is lots of organic spices and herbs; our vegan bouillon base is made from scratch so we can control the quality and freshness.  One of our most prized spices is organic Turmeric root – it’s in every soup; not only does it add to the flavor and color of our soups, but Turmeric has amazing health benefits as discussed in the article below.
 
Adv Exp Med Biol. 2007;595:1-75.

Curcumin: the Indian solid gold.

Abstract

"Turmeric, derived from the plant Curcuma longa, is a gold-colored spice commonly used in the Indian subcontinent, not only for health care but also for the preservation of food and as a yellow dye for textiles. Curcumin, which gives the yellow color to turmeric, was first isolated almost two centuries ago, and its structure as diferuloylmethane was determined in 1910. Since the time of Ayurveda (1900 Bc) numerous therapeutic activities have been assigned to turmeric for a wide variety of diseases and conditions, including those of the skin, pulmonary, and gastrointestinal systems, aches, pains, wounds, sprains, and liver disorders. Extensive research within the last half century has proven that most of these activities, once associated with turmeric, are due to curcumin. Curcumin has been shown to exhibit antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and anticancer activities and thus has a potential against various malignant diseases, diabetes, allergies, arthritis, Alzheimer's disease, and other chronic illnesses. These effects are mediated through the regulation of various transcription factors, growth factors, inflammatory cytokines, protein kinases, and other enzymes. Curcumin exhibits activities similar to recently discovered tumor necrosis factor blockers (e.g., HUMIRA, REMICADE, and ENBREL), a vascular endothelial cell growth factor blocker (e.g., AVASTIN), human epidermal growth factor receptor blockers (e.g., ERBITUX, ERLOTINIB, and GEFTINIB), and a HER2 blocker (e.g., HERCEPTIN). Considering the recent scientific bandwagon that multitargeted therapy is better than monotargeted therapy for most diseases, curcumin can be considered an ideal "Spice for Life"."

PMID:
17569205
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Reference: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17569205, accessed 6/12/14

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