Las Vegas, NV -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/18/2016 -- Turmeric has long been thought to offer a myriad of health benefits. It has been utilized for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda. This unique spice may not just be useful to humans, but may also benefit animals.
Turmeric rhizomes are usually dried and ground to for a deep yellow-orange powder. It is widely popularized by its phytochemical called curcumin, which is thought to be the source of turmeric's many potentially beneficial effects.
Curcumin is believed to be beneficial for the well-being of horses. This spice comes from the ginger family. It is native to India and has been used for many years for food preparation and some have even intended it as a medicine. Curcumin is believed by some to contain anti-carcinogenic, antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. These properties could potentially be beneficial for both humans and animals, for a variety of reasons.
The believed anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric are best known for their potential ability to reduce inflammatory pathways in the body. However, unlike certain medications such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, it may not cause damage to the lining of the stomach. Chronic inflammation has been associated with a variety of conditions such as insulin resistance, arthritis, and even cancer.
Turmeric is thought to detoxify the liver and may even repair the imbalance within the liver meridian. It is also a potential antioxidant as it could help fight oxidative damage. Oxidation can be described as a natural process that takes place when oxygen is mixed with a variety of other elements inside the body during metabolism. An antioxidant is a molecule that works by inhibiting the oxidation of other molecules and protecting the body against oxidative damage. Turmeric is considered by some to be an antioxidant and could have the ability to boost the antioxidant mechanisms of the body.
Like humans, animals such as horses are also susceptible to oxidative stress. Older horses that suffer from certain types of chronic conditions may find turmeric to be useful. Performance horses may also see benefits from this unique spice. While there is no known formal study that reveals the potential benefits of turmeric to horses, there are horse owners who claim that the spice has helped reverse the growth of melanoma among gray horses.
Horses may be fed 1 to 2 tablespoons of turmeric per day. Turmeric powder can be added to a range of dishes and beverages. However, there are also supplements available that are believed to contain high amounts of curcumin. (amazon.com/curcumin-supplement/dp/B0166KAW8M)
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