TURMERIC

AN ANCIENT PLANT


Turmeric was revered as a holy powder, added as an offering in fire sacrifices and releasing a cleaning, healing smoke and Ayurvedic doctors have included turmeric as an essential plant in their healing paradigm for over four thousand years.  

MOOD LIFTER


Turmeric is said to be helpful in supporting arthritis, skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis and other minor injuries. Research has shown that when turmeric is used in therapeutic doses, it can reduce joint pain and tenderness, cartilage degeneration and joint inflammation.

IMMUNE ENHANCER


Turmeric has traditionally been used as a seasonal remedy in the winter months for cold and flu, but also all year around for other infections such as digestive upset or a stomach bug. 

AN ANTI - INFLAMMATORY

Turmeric is a leafy, aromatic plant and a member of the ginger family, native to the Indian subcontinent. It is widely used in Ayurvedic and traditional herbal medicine. In ancient Indian Vedic civilisation, turmeric was revered as a holy powder, added as an offering in fire sacrifices and releasing a cleaning, healing smoke and Ayurvedic doctors have included turmeric as an essential plant in their healing paradigm for over four thousand years.  In India, turmeric has traditionally been used primarily for arthritic and muscular disorders and in China, it has been used as a topical pain reliever and for a wide range of conditions from colic to ringwork to hepatitis and chest pain. 


Turmeric is famous for its anti - inflammatory properties, making it helpful in supporting arthritis, skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis and other minor injuries. Research has shown that when turmeric is used in therapeutic doses, it can reduce joint pain and tenderness, cartilage degeneration and joint inflammation.


Turmeric has traditionally been used as a seasonal remedy in the winter months for cold and flu, but also all year around for other infections such as digestive upset or a stomach bug. It can be taken long term and may be especially helpful for those more at risk such as health workers or frequent travellers. 


Although popular literature and scientific research focus predominantly on the constituent curcumin, in reality, from clinical experience using the whole plant seems to be far more effective as curcumin is poorly absorbed and quickly excreted. At least twenty additional phytochemicals in turmeric have been shown to possess significant anti – inflammatory, anticancer, neuroprotective, gastroprotective and immune – regulatory activity.


REFERENCES


https://www.wildnutrition.com/blogs/our-blog/the-power-of-turmeric


Winston, D. and Maimes, S., 2019. Adaptogens. Healing Art Press. 


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