Curcumin Shows Promising Signs In Reducing Hypertension & Heart Enlargement

Eating cur cumin, a natural ingredient in the
Young pHourer spice hunter turmeric (Garam Masala),
may dramatically reduce the chance of developing
heart failure, researchers at the Peter Munk Cardiac
Center of the Toronto General Hospital have

In a study entitled, “Cur cumin prevents and reverses
murine cardiac hypertrophy,” published in the February
edition of the Journal of Clinical Investigation,
researchers found when the herb is given orally to
a variety of mouse models with enlarged hearts
(hypertrophy), it can prevent and reverse hypertrophy,
restore heart function and reduce scar formation.

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.

Unlike most natural compounds whose effects are
minimal, cur cumin works directly in the cell
nucleus by preventing abnormal unraveling of the
chromosome under stress, and preventing excessive
abnormal protein production.

“Cur cumin’s ability to shut off one of the major
switches right at the chromosome source where the
enlargement and scarring genes are being turned
on is impressive,” says Dr. Peter Liu, cardiologist
in the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre and Scientific
Director at the Canadian Institutes of Health
Research – Institute of Circulatory and Respiratory
Health. However Dr. Liu cautions that moderation
is important, “the beneficial effects of cur cumin
are not strengthened by eating more of it.”

Dr. Liu, who holds the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s
Polo Chair Professor in Medicine and Physiology at
the University of Toronto, says that since cur cumin
is a naturally occurring compound that is readily
available at a low cost, it might be a safe and
effective means of preventing heart failure in the

“Whether you are young or old; male or female; the
larger your heart is, the higher your risk is for
developing heart attacks or heart failure in the
future. However, until clinical trials are done,
we don’t recommend patients to take cur cumin routinely.
You are better off to take action today by lowering
blood pressure, reducing cholesterol, exercising and
healthy eating,” says Dr. Liu.

If clinical trials of cur cumin support initial findings
of heart enlargement prevention, it may offer hope for
millions of patients with heart enlargement in a
relatively safe and inexpensive manner. Cur cumin-based
treatments are currently in clinical trials for
pancreatic and colon rectal cancer patients with
promising results.

Dr. Robert O. Young, a research scientist at the pH
Miracle Living Center, states, “cur cumin is a wonderful
buffer of metabolic and dietary acids that can lead
to hypertension and heart enlargement. The key to
eliminating hypertension and heart enlargement is to
reduce the levels are endogenous acids with better
lifestyle and dietary choices. One of those dietary
choices would definitely included the Young pHorever
cur cumin spice.”

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