Here is a study in the New Scientist that is just about as positive as can be.
“It can almost completely correct the measurable defects of the disease,” says Michael Caplan at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, US, part of the research team.
It doesn’t get any better than that, at least in mice.
Caplan cautions that this does not necessarily mean that curcumin will work in humans. He notes that Asian people do have a much lower incidence of the disease, but says this may have more to do with population genetics than with more turmeric in their diet.
“It would be great if people had figured out 2000 years ago that this stuff works and we’re just rediscovering it,” he says. A human clinical trial is now being launched by the US Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
I am keenly interested in cystic fibrosis these days, having just written a long paper on a case study using Ayurveda and astrology.
Turmeric makes PERFECT sense in the case study because of turmerics’ actions against systemic catabolic activity that is central to the model proposed in the paper.