Portland, OR -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/20/2014 -- For 4,000 years, turmeric has been used as a herbal treatment for a variety of medical conditions. It is an ancient spice that, for many people in the U.S., has little use other than adding flavor in the kitchen. However, in traditional Asian and East Indian cultures, it has long been used as a potent healing tool.
Several scientific studies have been conducted to rediscover or re-evaluate the health potential of the spice. According to many of these studies, turmeric has some powerful healing properties that can help fight infections, treat digestive problems, and reduce inflammation.
“Turmeric contains an active ingredient known as curcumin, which is believed to have anti-inflammatory benefits. Anti-inflammatories are used in modern medicine to help treat skin diseases, liver problems, and wounds. Curcumin is also thought to be an antioxidant that can significantly help fight the damage caused by free radicals,” said VitaBreeze Supplements spokesperson, Michelle O’Sullivan.
According to research, curcumin has the capacity to stimulate the gallbladder and help improve digestion. Other studies suggest that it can help reduce stomach ulcers, provide pain relief in osteoarthritis patients, prevent atherosclerosis, and fight bacterial infections.
The Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rated the efficiency of turmeric and the rating revealed that it is highly effective in fighting dyspepsia and osteoarthritis. Studies showed that turmeric can help improve an upset stomach and reduce the knee pain suffered by individuals who have osteoarthritis. According to these studies, the chemical compounds in the spice also have the capacity to reduce swelling.
These studies have provided some scientific basis in the health claims that made turmeric extremely popular for thousands of years. They have strengthened the belief of many people that turmeric is highly beneficial for one's health, especially those who are suffering from arthritis.
Many experts agree that consuming turmeric as a spice in food provides little curcumin for the body to absorb and recommend dietary supplements as a way to receive a more viable dose. Supplements that contain black pepper extract are also believed to improve the absorption of essential nutrients (http://www.amazon.com/Turmeric-Curcumin-Complex-BioPerine-Bio-availability/dp/B00JA4TLTI/).
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