Portland, OR -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/28/2014 -- Curcumin is the active ingredient in the spice known as turmeric. It’s most often utilized for the pain and inflammation of arthritis in the form of a curcumin supplement, but research continues to demonstrate it has far more applications that are only beginning to be understood.
“Curcumin is understood to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, so as more research is completed, we’re discovering that it has the potential for addressing a wide variety of conditions,” said VitaBreeze spokesperson, Michelle O’Sullivan. “The humble spice isn’t just for arthritis pain.”
From an agent for natural teeth whitening to a deterrent for dandruff, curcumin has been used by East Indian and Asian medical practitioners for centuries. It’s prescribed there to relieve inflammation, enhance neural acuity, inhibit skin cancer and fight infections. Considered a simple herb by many in the U.S., evidence from clinical research is quickly mounting on curcumin’s other abilities.
It’s an anti-oxidant that neutralizes free radicals responsible for damage to cells and DNA. It relieves inflammation associated with joint disease and a variety of nerve related conditions. Early studies indicate that it may alleviate heart disease by blocking plaque that builds up and clogs arteries. It’s regularly used as an anti-bacterial and anti-viral agent, and in India, consumers can purchase bandages infused with curcumin.
Research has revealed that curcumin can have a positive and stimulative effect on the immune system. The University of Maryland Medical Center reports that curcumin may be helpful for conditions ranging from indigestion to ulcerative colitis.
The publication Anticancer Research indicated that curcumin has the potential to prevent and treat cancer and tumor cells. It’s a sentiment echoed by the University of Texas MD Anderson Center, NYU Langone Medical Center and Zhongnan Hospital at the Wuhan University in China.
Extensive research has been conducted on curcumin and its potential effect on Alzheimer’s disease by some of Australia’s preeminent universities and research foundations. Multiple results indicate curcumin may hold the key to inhibiting or even preventing the disease when utilized appropriately.
While most people think of curcumin as a means of relieving inflammation and pain in arthritis, many diseases and conditions have roots or strong associations to inflammation. It is curcumin’s ability to relieve inflammation, thereby reducing swelling, pain and dysfunction, that holds the greatest opportunities for those living with today’s diseases and conditions (http://www.amazon.com/Turmeric-Curcumin-Complex-BioPerine-Bio-availability/dp/B00JA4TLTI).
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