While there is a lot said about the healing properties of Indian traditional turmeric powder, a recent research has gone a step ahead to claim that it can even reduce risk of heart attack once they are through with bypass surgery. The spice has all the necessary antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which can make the ailing heart stronger.
For the research, a team from the Thai university examined 121 patients who had non-emergency bypass surgery between 2009 and 2011, and claimed that some 50% were told to have one-gram curcumin capsules four times a day, just 3 days before their surgery and then for five days after the surgery, while the remaining patients were told to continue with the same drug-free placebo capsules.
It was found that as compared to 30% of those on placebo; only 13% on curcumins had suffered from a heart attack, thereby proving that turmeric can considerably shove off the risk attached with heart attack. The study was published in American Journal of Cardiology, which has some or the other way highlighted the benefits of turmeric powder.
The results have impressed Bharat Aggarwal of the study, who is working with the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, which mainly targets the use of curcumins in cancer therapy. It is believed that a lot more needs to be done to make sure that the healing properties of turmeric can be used for other health complications too.
Moreover, Wanwarang Wongcharoen from Chiang Mai University in Thailand, though satisfied with the evidences produced so far has claimed that there is need for extended study to be done before anything concrete can be said about the same.
While the study is being appreciated by one and all, it would be interesting to see how things evolve in the time to come.