Turmeric – Spice of Life
from: Organic India USA

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Turmeric—Steven Jackson Photography (Flickr.com)

 


Numerous studies indicate curcumin  can be effective in the treatment and prevention of cancer as well as Alzheimer’s disease. No wonder some experts call this natural healing remedy the “Indian solid gold”.

Personally, I’ve been taking turmeric supplements fromOrganic India. Why this company? They’re the only company among the ones I researched that uses organic turmeric and doesn’t add other chemicals in their capsules. Their supplements contain 370 mg of turmeric and 50 mg of ginger root, which is a lot more than what other brands contain. As you may know, ginger is also a natural anti-inflammatory herb.

Turmeric – Spice of Life
from: Organic India USA

 Organic India Turmeric capsules are made of vegetable cellulose, which is a   natural vegetable fiber. No artificial additives of any type are added. It is believed ginger boosts the health benefits of turmeric. I’ve been taking the capsules for six months for swollen ankles and have experienced great results.  No artificial additives of any type are added.

There are countless medical articles praising the health benefits of turmeric, and for good reasons. Many clinical studies agree that curcumin, the medicinal  turmeric compound, prevents and reduces the symptoms of inflammatory illnesses. This is why many experts consider it a good herbal remedy for rheumatoid arthritis. Additionally turmeric is a powerful anti-oxidant, liver detoxifier and it has antibacterial properties. Curcumin is the medicinal bright yellow powder extracted from turmeric root.

 

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Turmeric Root—Steenbergs (Flickr.com)

A native to India and Southeast Asia, turmeric is  the Ayurvedic herb that has been used for centuries in India as the main ingredient in curry recipes. Although some herbalist prefer to take the whole herb approach by eating heavily spiced curries and teas made with the spice, others recommend taking pill supplements since eating curry dishes daily can get a bit boring. You would have to consume a lot of curcumin powder in your meals to experience the health benefits. Besides, some people may not like the pungency of turmeric.

Possible Side Effects:  Reportedly turmeric is safe when used in moderate amounts, but it may cause diarrhea or nausea in certain people. If you’re scheduled for surgery, stop taking it at least two weeks before surgery.

Warnings: It is believed that breast feeding and pregnant women should not eat the herb at all, as it may adversely affect the uterus and risk the pregnancy. If you have gallbladder or bile issues do not consume the herb at all. As always, consult your health care provider before self-medicating.

The health benefits of turmeric are many. In his book “The Green Pharmacy”, Dr. James A. Duke shows a long list of ailments and diseases that improve with the use of the spice. From cataract and stroke prevention to the treatment of arthritis, swelling, ulcers, diabetes and many other chronic conditions.

Turmeric – Spice of Life
from: Organic India USA

 

 

Information On Curcumin Research:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12680238

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17569205

http://www.now-university.com/Library/HealthConcerns/PainInflammation/089480.htm

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