Help prevent COPD

Can Turmeric Compounds Help COPD?

Table V.32: Help Prevent COPD with Turmeric Compounds
LUNG CONDITION TURMERIC COMPOUND(S) AND TYPE OF STUDY

COPD

CURCUMIN AND 1,8-CINEOLE

Lab and Human Clinical Trial

EFFECTS

Research shows that the curcumin compounds in turmeric have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects in the lungs. This includes blocking bacteria that frequently causes COPD and respiratory infections. When mouth and throat cells were treated with the turmeric compound, curcumin significantly: (v.32)

  • Stopped bacteria from growing.
  • Prevented bacteria from penetrating and infecting cells.
  • Suppressed inflammation by inhibiting proteins that promote it.

In a clinical trial, oral doses of 1,8-cineole helped relieve or prevent airway constriction better than the drug Ambroxol. It also helped break up mucus. (v.155)

Moraxella catarrhalis. (v.32)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Randomized and double-blinded study. (v.155)

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