Turmeric (Curcuma longa)
What is Turmeric? Popularly used in Indian cuisine as a natural painkiller, cox-2, & 5-LOX inhibitor. Turmeric root has been shown to have a large number of health benefits. Well known for its potent anti-inflammatory properties, Turmeric supports a healthy digestive system, brain function, cardiovascular system, and joint health. In India, it is regarded as a stomachic, tonic and blood purifier and used for poor digestion, fevers, skin conditions, vomiting in pregnancy and liver disorders. Externally, applied for conjunctivitis, skin infections, cancer, sprains, arthritis, hemorrhoids, and eczema. Indian women also apply it to their skin to reduce hair growth. Another everyday use is to promote wound healing.
In traditional Chinese medicine, also known as TCM, different applications are attributed to the ‘rhizome’ and ‘tuber.’ Turmeric’ rhizome’ is said to be blood and Qi (vital energy) stimulant with analgesic properties. It is used to treat chest and abdominal pain and distension, jaundice, frozen shoulder, amenorrhea due to blood stasis, and postpartum abdominal pain due to stasis. You can apply Turmeric to wounds and injuries. The ‘tuber’ has similar properties but is used in hot conditions, as it is considered to be more cooling. One particular application is viral hepatitis.
Traditional Thai medicinal uses include gastrointestinal ulcer, anal bleeding, vaginal hemorrhage, skin disease, ringworm, insect bites, and to prevent gonorrhea and the common cold. In earlier Western herbal medicine, Turmeric was regarded as an aromatic digestive stimulant and as a cure for jaundice. Turmeric is one of nature’s most potent healers. The active ingredient in Turmeric is curcumin. Over 2500 years Turmeric has been used in India.
It is so much Turmeric has to offer, make sure you check out the 10 Proven Health Benefits of Turmeric.
Natural painkiller, cox-2, & 5-LOX inhibitor
Supporting healthy bones, joints, & overall skeletal system
Possibly inhibiting the growth of new blood vessels in tumors
Helping maintain healthy cholesterol levels to support your cardiovascular system
Helpful for Alzheimer
Encouraging healthy liver function
Strong anti-inflammatory properties
Reduces the risk of childhood leukemia
Boosting the effects of chemo drug paclitaxel & reduces its side effects
Balancing the health of your digestive system
Supporting your memory function
Natural antiseptic & antibacterial agent, useful in disinfecting cuts & burns
Supporting healthy blood & your circulatory system
Boosting your immune system
Maintaining your cells’ integrity when threatened by occasional environmental stressors
May aid in fat metabolism & help in weight management
Promoting your heart health Supporting healthy joint function
Studies are ongoing in the positive effects of turmeric on multiple myeloma
Promotes a healthy female reproductive system
May prevent melanoma & cause existing melanoma cells to commit suicide
Supports your overall eye health
Shows promise in slowing the progression of multiple sclerosis in mice
Cleansing your skin & maintain its elasticity
Providing the antioxidants, you need to help support your cells against excessive oxidation & free radicals
Promotes your radiant skin & Provide nourishment to your skin
Helping to remove amyloid plaque buildup in the brain
Helping maintain blood sugar levels already within the normal range
Assisting your neurological system’s healthy response to stress Has long been used in Chinese medicine as a treatment for depression
Balancing the effects of skin flora May help in the treatment of psoriasis & other inflammatory skin conditions
Helping you maintain healthy cells with support against free radicals
Natural remedy for arthritis & rheumatoid arthritis Helping to improve your digestion
Ingredients: Wild harvested Turmeric
Parts Used: Root
Forms: Two ounces of powder or 60 vegetable capsules (550-600 mg).
How to use:
Powder: Take 1/2 tsp of dried powder in 8 oz. glass of favorite juice or smoothie twice a day.
Capsules: Take 2 capsules 2 times a day with water or favorite beverage.
The gel caps we use are Vegicaps (vegetable) and are all-natural. No Animal By-Products, Starch Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Preservative Free, Ethylene Oxide, and Sulfite FREE!
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Powdered (2oz), Capsule (s) 60 Vegicaps