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Turmeric Spice: Decreases Your Inflammation and Pain

Turmeric, the golden spice, has become the talk of the scientific world. Many studies are now showing how effective Turmeric is for many of our aches and pains.

Curcumin is the principal compound of turmeric; it is a very bright golden yellow color. This compound comes from the rhizomes, underground stems, of Curcuma longa or turmeric.

The yellow in curcumin is also responsible for the yellow in curry and in American mustards. All can be beneficial.

Turmeric powder

Pain and Inflammation Benefits of Turmeric

Here are just some of the studies that show how beneficial Turmeric and its special compound, curcumin, can be for your health:

  1. A report published in the Journal of Clinical Intervention of Aging, knee joint patients were given either a popular treatment or other half was given curcumin. The report gave a positive effect on aches and pains associated with aging. The best difference was the curcumin group had zero negative side effects.
  2. A study by Dr. Radha Ayyagari at the University of California, San Diego found that turmeric helps fight inflammation. Many people with arthritis, one cause of inflammation, are more likely to develop cataracts and retinal degeneration. Curcumin can help decrease these possible eye problems.

Curcumin supports glutathione synthesis, which is an important antioxidant for vision.

  1. Researchers at Auburn University compared curcumin to a blood sugar solution known for its ability to balance glucose levels. They were astonished when they found curcumin was 10,000 times more powerful at supporting healthy glucose, and no side effects.
  2. In one study reported in the journal Molecular Nutrition and Food Research animals were given curcumin and a popular cholesterol solution for over a week. The result showed curcumin did better at supporting healthy cholesterol levels and had no side effects.
  3. “Curcumin may be able to reduce brain inflammation which has been linked to both Alzheimer’s disease and major depression”, said Dr. Gary Small, director of geriatric psychiatry at UCLA’s Longevity Center; published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. Pet scans completed before and after the study showed significant decreases in both amyloid and tau protein plaques in the brain.
  4. Scientific communities agree that turmeric is a great pain reliever. It helps with arthritic pain, wound pain, sciatic pain and any nerve pain.

More Natural Healing Benefits of Turmeric

Topically, turmeric salve helps with skin disorders, bruising and bites. It also may help with wound healing and skin disorders like psoriasis.

Most forms of cancer stem from inflammation and growth of abnormal cells that cannot be controlled by your immune system.

New studies are now proving that curcumin can aid in controlling cancer in 3 ways:

  1. angiogenesis or tumor growth
  2. metastasis or spread of cancer cells
  3. apoptosis or death of cancer cells

Turmeric is a great ally against cancer. The cardiologist, Dr. Stephen Sinatra, says turmeric is especially effective in the colon, where your cells are more vulnerable to free radical damage. It is a great preventative spice to stop cancer growth in the colon.

Another research shows that turmeric binds to iron, making it unavailable to cancer cells, cancer cannot live without iron.

Turmeric can slow or prevent blood clots from forming by slowing platelet aggregate formation; this reduces the risk of clot development. This study needs further research to be done on humans to find out how this scientifically happens.

It could even have potential in helping diabetes, which is an inflammatory type of disease, due to turmeric’s ability to activate AMPK enzyme. Natural supplements for inflammation containing turmeric is a good option for fighting chronic pain and inflammation.

Turmeric’s Bottom Line Info

There is a need for further scientific studies on humans to find out how or if turmeric’s benefits are really working. Research and studies so far show it does make a difference but as with anything, not everyone responds the same.

Turmeric does have a short absorption time in the body. This is because it dissolves rather quickly; so it needs help in getting into the blood system, to reach the areas where it is needed. Turmeric also plays an important role in aging process. Natural supplements for anti-aging contains turmeric in a good amount.

Some suggestions are to consume turmeric with either Bio-Perine (black pepper) or with synergistic herbs to help carry turmeric into the system.

Definitely, Turmeric is very beneficial for decreasing your Inflammation and Pain…..very much worth it. Make this a turning point in your health and life.  

If you are searching for a pain relief product, discover Zen-Alleve for Pain Relief - it contains 15 powerful herbs including 200 mg of Turmeric, plus Proteolytic Enzymes and sign-up for more post by Cindy on the healing powers of herbs.

Our blog post is a collaborative effort by the founders of More Natural Healing in conjunction with Editors of Renewed Health Alliance, and our board of advisors including doctors, herbalists, and experts in using natural herbs and supplements to enhance our daily lives. We only provide information that has been researched, validated, and vetted for our posts and includes validation from experts in the herbal community.  A person of interest on our team is:
Cindy Burrows, B.S., M.T., Herbalist, and Nutritional Health Consultant. Cindy helps individuals start health programs to improve their life, wellness, and happiness. She is a speaker, writer, and entrepreneur of several businesses. Cindy is a contributing writer and blogger for More Natural Healing & Renewed Health Alliance




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