Turmeric's Advanced Healing Power2/18/2009
Turmeric is most often associated with curry dishes and yellow mustard. It's most active constituent is Curcumin (The pigment that gives turmeric it's notable yellow-orange color).
Curcumin has potent anti-inflammatory properties; curcuminoids counteract free radicals, are highly antioxidant, and also help to relieve arthritis pain and stiffness (help with arthritis is most likely attributed to the anti-inflammatory properties).
Other Notable Beneficial Effects:
- Aids in Digestion
- Promotes and Regulates Proper Metabolism
- (Adaptive: i.e. stabalizes both excesses and deficiencies)
- Maintains internal flora
- Inhibits Oxidation of Cholesterol
- (Which may be Beneficial to Heart Health)
- Supports Healthy Liver Function and Detox
- Helps Protect the Liver from Internal Toxins
- Helps Purify the Blood
- Has Cancer Fighting Properties
- Halts Cell Proliferation
- Helps Destroy Mutated Cells
- Inhibits Protein Synthesis
Curcumin has been shown to influence more than 700 gene factors. Other therapeutic factors indicate its' beneficial use for: Psoriasis, Cataracts, Gallstones, Cystic Fibrosis, Crohn's, and Type II Diabetes, among others.
I have turmeric powder in my spice cabinet. I often use it in soups, stews, lentils. There is a huge difference between curry powder and just plain turmeric powder. For one thing there is little if any curcumin actually in most curry powders. There is a ton of the heatlhy curcuminoids in turmeric powder. Be careful...it is very easy to stain most any surface with the powder. That's why they use it to color mustard.
I also, personally, take turmeric pills as a part of my supplement program. You can usually find turmeric as an ingredient in most liver supportive formulas as well as detox formulas. I take it a couple of times a week.
As always consult your physician, nutritionist, or health care provider before starting or changing any supplement regimen.
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