Fight Inflammation, Heal Faster & Kill Bad Bacteria
Medical research supports the benefits of curcumin:
- Helps inhibit tumor growth
- It has been shown to reduce the size of existing tumors
- Possibly effective against human bile duct cancer
- May play a role in reducing plague in the arteries
- Decreases C-reactive proteins and inflammation
- Acts as a Cox-2 inhibitor. Another indication it is anti-inflammatory
- Shown to reduce swelling and stiffness from rheumatoid arthritis.
What is Curcumin?
Curcumin is the active ingredient in
. This yellow/orange colored spice has been used for centuries as a food additive in India and China. It is one of the main ingredients in curry.
Tumeric has also been used as a dye so care must be taken when using this spice while preparing food. If any turmeric gets on your cloths make sure you immediately wash the spot out with soap and water.
Turmeric has also been used for medicinal purposes for hundreds of years. A lot of recent interest in this exotic spice has lead to a substantial increase in tumeric research.
Research studies support the traditional belief that this spice has many medicinal properties. None of these studies provide us with conclusive proof of any long term benefits of curcumin but the research is encouraging. We welcome additional research into the health benefits of turmeric and its key active ingredients.
Curcumin Side Effects
It is reported that a phase one clinical trial of humans was conducted using 8,000 mg of curcumin daily witout any adverse reactions. Other human studies have been conducted using a smaller daily curcumin dosage, again with out any negative side effects.
You can take advantage of curcumin benefits by adding turmeric to your regular diet. It is a staple of the diet of the people of India.
You can also find turmeric capsules available at most health food stores or online.
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