Researchers from the Department of Natural Sciences at the University of Middlesex, United Kingdom, published a fascinating discovery of the ability of compounds of two natural “superfood”. Aronia (Aronia melanocarpa) and turmeric (Curcuma longa) interact and stop the spread of malignant cancer cells, causing the death of cancer cells.
The study, published in the journal ” Oncology Reports ” evaluated the effects of chokeberry and turmeric on a specific line glioblastoma brain cancer cells known as U373.
We distinguish Aronia melanocarpa (crnoplodna aronia), arbutifolia Aronia (chokeberry crvenoplodna) and prunifolia Aronia (chokeberry), which belong to the rose family. For the people is the most important black chokeberry fertile.
According to reputable publications Natural News in earlier studies it was found that both plants have unique anti-cancer properties, and researchers, who themselves are studying a therapeutic benefits of herbs for several years, decided to investigate further as one of the most common and deadly form of brain cancer may respond to the two anti-tumor plant.
The health benefits of chokeberry have long been known, they are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and dietary fiber.
The capacity to absorb oxygen radical (ORAC) – measuring antioxidant power of a food product, with chokeberry among the top foods with one of the highest value ever recorded – 16 062 mmol / 100 g.
The black berries contains significantly large amounts of flavonoid phenolics phyto-chemicals called anthocyanins. Among anthocyanins Aronia are cyanidin-3-galaktizid, epicatehin, caffeic acid, quercetin, delphinidin, petunidin, pelargonidin, peonidin and malvadin. All of these antioxidant phenols – flavonoids. Daily needs of man are from 3000 – 5000 ORAC units, this is the man enough to consume 20-30 grams of fruit, or as many berries.
The total anthocyanin content was 1480 mg per 100 g of fresh fruit, and the concentration of proanthocyanidins is 664 mg per 100 g. Scientific studies have shown that consumption of berries on a regular basis offers potential health benefits against cancer, aging and neurological diseases, inflammation, diabetes and bacterial infections.
One study of Aronia is how aronia juice has a unique chemotherapeutic properties that effectively affect lymphoblastic tumor cells associated with lymphoblastic leukemia.
In addition to these anti-tumor capabilities of aronia, it actually belongs to the so-called “superfoods” because it is proven to work in many diseases and conditions. A study conducted in rats is that aronia able to act against the accumulation of toxic cadmium in the kidneys and liver.
He also noted its beneficial effects for heart disease, high blood pressure, increased cholesterol, lowers elevated blood sugar, works with peptic ulcer and anti-inflammatory. For all this there are a number of studies .
In the case of turmeric , it is also very healing, and in use for over 5,000 years. The active ingredient in turmeric is kukurmin, who even in very low concentrations has a healing effect.
Curcumin is a polyphenol anti-tumor, which is effective to induce apoptosis in U373, which means that stops lethal cell line production of new cells and spread. When used together, and chokeberry and turmeric cause defense against brain cancer.
According to one study, curcumin also inhibits the spread of many other types of cancer cells, and effectively block the formation of tumors, their reproduction, as well as metastasis.
Besides antikanceroganog kukurma action is effective and the indigestion, liver disease, atherosclerosis, osteoarthritis, menstrual cramps, and bacterial infections, and all because of very powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
All this information tells us what we have pointed out many times before, nature offers us a remedy for all conditions and diseases, but to us it is only to choose which of them will be used. Looking for health, do not just blindly rely on the recommendations of medical science because they are very often governed only by profit, not your well-being. In search of the truth, you need the knowledge, and to it you will get research. So, ask, ask and explore, and the resulting knowledge and positive experiences you share with others.