How to aid your lungs and body from the harmful effects of smoking
So, you might be a smoker and concerned about the effects of smoking or just have a family member or spouse that is a smoker that you are concerned about. Fact is, yes, smoking is harmful. But what happens when you have tried to quit so many times and have failed or if a loved one simply is not interested in quitting and you know it is going to affect them somewhere down the line in a bad way? Though not publicized in mainstream media there are some studies that are now giving smokers a glimmer of hope.
Research by Sun Yat-Sen University in Gaungzhou China stated that numerous studies have documented the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects of spices, which might be related to prevention and treatment of several cancers, including lung, liver, breast, stomach, colorectum, cervix, and prostate cancers.
The combination of these powerful spices and extracts in one tablet holds promise according to studies to help smokers who constantly suffer from the inflammatory effects of nicotine and cigarette smoke.
Barberine is an alkaloid extracted from several herbs and plants. It is often referred to as natural antibiotic that has been used in Chinese folk medicine for thousands of years.
Two separate studies published in the Journal of Experimental medicine (June 2015) and Inflammation (October 2013) found that:
- Berberine inhibits cigarette smoke exposure-induced airway inflammation and mucus over secretion
- Berberine significantly improves cigarette smoke induced acute lung injury through its anti-inflammatory activity.
The spice has been used for thousands of years by both Ayurveda and traditional Chines herbal medicines for rheumatism, dyspepsia, stroke, tumors,elephantiasis, yeast and viral infections. A 2016 study by the the Department of Internal Medicine, Saint Mary's Hospital in Taiwan and a study by the University of Allahabad in India found the following good news for smokers:
· The spice can inhibit the formation of cancer.
· Cuminaldehyde a substance found in this spice, suppressed the proliferation of cancer and more specially lung cancer. Cuminaldehyde triggered natural changes in cancer cells that leads to their demise.
· Cinnamaldehyde possesses metal ion chelating, lipo-protective, antibacterial and antiproliferative properties.
The numerous benefits of this spice includes: helping with digestion, relieving migraine pain, preventing blood clots, the ability to stop a heart attack, providing detox support, jont and nerve pain relief, weight loss and the list goes on. No wonder that many good herbalists include this spice as ingredient to many of their formulas. But, this spice besides being a powerful antioxidant also holds a lot of benefit for smokers. Two independent studies by Adama Science & Technology University, Adama, Ethiopia and The College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee found that:
· Capsicum Annuum prevents the formation of cancer.
· Induces apoptosis (causing the speedy death of cancer cells through natural body processes).
· Inhibits the growth of cancer cells.
This is probably one of the most studied spices that has a history of use for thousands of years. A review of published research by doctor Ax at drax.com found that the benefits of this spice go beyond that of the use of drugs for: anti-inflammatory conditions, anti-depressants, chemotherapy, anti-coagulants, pain killers, diabetes drugs, arthritis medications, inflammatory bowel disease drugs, cholesterol drugs and steroids. Because curcuma longa has such good anti-inflammatory properties and it helps with regulation of blood sugar levels. Curcuma Longa has antioxidant properties that reduces nicotine induced oxidative stress to the lungs. It has also been found to attenuate curcumin induced migration of immune cells to fluids present in the lung. It reduces inflammation, emphysema and COPD caused by cigarette smoke. Studies on cell cultures indicated that Curcuma Longa prevents activation of nuclear factor-kappaB and its related genes in lung cancer cells, thus preventing the progression of lung cancer. Studies have also demonstrated its protective properties against smoke induced DNA and organ damage. Two studies conducted by six different Chinese cancer research hospitals confirmed that Curcuma longa:Curcuma Longa
- Reduces inflammation in alveoli and respiratory tract
- Prevents lung cancer
- Inhibits the formation and growth of lung cancer
- Protects the body against the spreading of cancer.
A general search of the internet will bring you to many respected proponents of a popularly suggested “lung cleanse Elixer”. Zingiber officinale and Curcumana longa only two of the ingredients to smoker support being the main ingredients of the acclaimed Elixer. But Zingiber Officinale has a long history of use in clearing phlegm and congestion as a poultice and internal use. It is also a known to eliminate nausea. According to the Journal of Biological Chemistry, Aug 2010 it also has anti-tumor and anti-inflammatory properties.
This popular plant that is an additive to many foods is also popularly known as a natural antibiotic. According to a popular website, drugs.com, that focuses on the evaluation of popular medicines, it is a known traditional medicine in the treatment of respiratory tract and lung infections. It also have a long history of use in the treatment of respiratory congestion, atherosclerosis, enlarged prostate, diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders, stomach and colon cancers to list but a few. Most recent studies done by Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Nanjing, China and the Al-Qassim University in Saudi-Arabia also found:
- Allium sativum may potentially serve as a chemopreventive agent forlung
- Organosulfur compounds in Allium Sativum which also have been shown to inhibit carcinogenesis (formation of cancer cells) in forestomach, esophagus, colon, mammary gland andlung
The combination of the 5 ingredients do not only have a noticeable effect on lungs, but the benefits also extend to other organs of the body. Reports of reduced swelling, reduction in arthritic pains and many other benefits have been reported by regular users. The combination of these 5 substances can in no better terms be described as an anti-oxidant bomb that could have a profound effect on your or a loved ones health in curbing the harmful effects of nicotine smoke by supporting organ health, reducing inflammation, reducing phlegm and mucus formation, helping to prevent tumors and the formation and spread of cancer.
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