Turmeric, the pain-relieving herb, is a perennial plant that belongs to the ginger family. For 4,000 years, turmeric has been used in the traditional medicine of India to help fight infection, reduce inflammation, and to treat digestive and liver problems, skin diseases and wounds. A popular cooking spice, it is commonly used in making curries. In India, where turmeric is consumed regularly, Alzheimer’s rates are 4.4 times lower than in North America.
Turmeric is valuable for its anti-inflammatory properties. Since inflammation is the root of all disease, this herb can be of great benefit to many. Turmeric can help alleviate the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome and other inflammation-related pain including pain from sports injuries. To reduce sore throat pain, try gargling several times a day with a mixture of ½ tsp. salt, 1 tsp. turmeric and 1 cup water.
The major component of turmeric is curcumin. This powerful antioxidant supports colon health, helps protect the nerves, reduces inflammation, has anti-carcinogenic properties (slows down the development and growth of a number of types of cancer cells including melanoma cells), and aids in maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system. Curcumin inhibits platelets from clumping together to form blood clots.
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Adult Dosage: Take 1-2 capsules, 3 times daily.
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Caution: Consult a health care practitioner if you have a history of gallstones, stomach ulcers, take blood thinners, take blood coagulation disorders, heartburn or abdominal discomfort. Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.