Turmeric has been used not only as a spice for food, but also medicinally for over 2500 years. And it’s no wonder. This little herb packs quite a punch.
The health benefits of turmeric are many. It is a powerful anti-inflammatory, and inflammation is linked to many diseases. We need to do everything we can to reduce inflammation. A healthy, nutrient dense, plant based diet is your best front line defense. Sometimes though, a little extra help is needed. Particularly if you already have issues with inflammation. Personally, I think preventative action is key to our long term health & wellness.
A Potent, Yet Safe Anti-Inflammatory
Turmeric has demonstrated significant anti-inflammatory activity in a variety of experimental models. Curcumin, the primary pharmacological agent in turmeric, has been shown to be comparable to the potent drugs hydrocortisone and phenylbutazone as well as over-the-counter anti-inflammatory agents such as Motrin. Unlike the drugs, which are associated with significant toxic effects (ulcer formation, decreased white blood cell count, intestinal bleeding), curcumin produces no toxicity.
Turmeric has been used to treat a wide variety of conditions, here are just a few:
Lowers cholesterol Inhibits Cancer Cell growth Helps Cystic Fibrosis Sufferers Arthritis Relief Improves Inflammatory Bowel Disease Improves Liver Function
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I recommend the Turmeric Formula from Organic India. This formula combines Turmeric with Ginger to create a synergistic effect, allowing better absorption of the curcumin.
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