Turmeric, also known as Indian Saffron, have been used as a spice and medicinal plant traditionally for thousand of years. It had been used as treatment for rheumatism and gastrointestinal disorders, among others.
|Promotes healthy blood circulation|
|Possesses antioxidant properties|
HOW TURMERIC CURCUMIN WORKS
Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric which contributes mainly to its medicinal properties. Curcumin has strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties which helps our body to combat chronic inflammation that might lead to heart diseases, metabolic syndromes and various degenerative conditions.
WHAT THE RESEARCH SAYS
Studies has shown that certain conditions such as osteoarthritis, which is also caused by inflammation, can be given turmeric as an adjunct treatment to relieve joint pain and inflammation[1,2]. Curcumin has been demonstrated to inhibit certain inflammatory molecules such as TNF-α, IL-6 and PGE2 .
1. Hewlings, S. J., & Kalman, D. S. (2017, October 22). Curcumin: A Review of Its Effects on Human Health. Foods (Basel, Switzerland).
2. Daily, J. W., Yang, M., & Park, S. (2016, August). Efficacy of Turmeric Extracts and Curcumin for Alleviating the Symptoms of Joint Arthritis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials. Journal of medicinal food.
3. Nahar, P. P., Slitt, A. L., & Seeram, N. P. (2015, July). Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Novel Standardized Solid Lipid Curcumin Formulations. Journal of medicinal food.