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Curcumin, cytokines, and death from the coronavirus disease

First the parameters.

1. Curcumin is a curcuminoid, one of several plant-specific chemicals of Curcuma longa (turmeric).

2. Death from the novel coronavirus occurs mostly from "cytokine storms" when cytokines make the body's immune system runs amok and kill anything in its way, including healthy cells.

So, let's go into details, first on cytokines, then on the plant Curcuma longa.

Cytokines play an important role in the human immune system. While they have many functions, the one of interest here is that cytokines moderate inflammation.

Inflammation, of course, is needed in healing processes. But in these times, too much of a good thing can actually be dangerous, in particular when uncontrolled cytokine signalling spells havoc to the immune system, making it destroying destroy even healthy cells. This is similar to another life-threatening condition, called sepsis, or septic shock.

Here a number of printscreens that relate to a cytokine storm, and to a sepsis. If you are already educated on these conditions, click here to continue reading this article on how Curcuma longa (turmeric) may relate to cytokine issues in particular. (Click here)


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Now, specifics on the plant Curcuma longa (turmeric).

The plant is an essential element of the traditional materia medica of practically every Asian culture, from China to the Malay countries of Southeast Asia (Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines) to South Asia (India, etc) into the Middle East.

In all of these cultures, Curcuma longa is used as a spice (tumeric) and as a treatment for all kinds of inflammations, be it infections, rheumatism, or osteoarthritis.

I know: when you ask for an opinion from representatives of Western healthcare systems, these Asian populations are all idiots. They believe in Chinese Traditional Medicine, hahaha, in Ayurvedic treatments (what an unscientific joke), or in Indonesian jamu herbal medicines (can't stop laughing).

Who cannot stop laughing? Not me, the author of this article.

It's the health officials of the Western world who can't stop laughing. And Western public figures who are shaping Western public opinion.

As of this time, I, the author of this article, have a slight fever. I drink a sugared tumeric tea. By my experience, the fever will recede for a few hours. Later I will drink another turmeric tea.

Just kidding. I don't have a fever. I only had a fever two years ago, and then I drank a turmeric tea. I survived anyway.

Nowadays, one has to be careful what one writes. If I proclaim I have a fever, and that I drink a turmeric tea, the police may show up, telling me that if I have a fever, I must go to a hospital, and if I don't, they throw me into jail for fake news (that drinking turmeric tea reduces my fever).

Did I suggest that turmeric is any good for problems related to the novel coronavirus? I know better than disseminate such information. Thus, here a disclaimer: THIS ARTICLE HAS NOT BEEN REVIEWED BY THE FDA. TURMERIC IS NO PROPHYLAXIS, TREATMENT, OR CURE FOR COVID-19.

Got it? The rest of this article is just for fun.

Curcuma longa (turmeric), and its most important constituent, curcumin, have long been the subject of intense Western scientific research, for conditions similar to those encountered with the coronavirus disease.

I just include printscreens here, from Google and scientific journals. It's quite dangerous now to say something about Covid-19. It could be construed as spreading rumors, and that is punishable by 6 month in jail, in South Africa, and other parts of the world.

What they say in China: a rumor is just a prophecy far ahead of our time.

See, I do not dare to make any connection between Curcuma longs (turmeric) and Covid-19. The rumor police will come.

And most definitely, I will not put anything on Facebook or Twitter, where, for sure, I would get banned. They have their own truth police.

The printscreens below, and on a separate page, are only for fun.


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