Turmeric – The Natural Anti-Inflammatory Agent
The Top 10 Health Benefits of Turmeric – Part 2
The second health benefit of Turmeric is due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
While inflammation is needed to help the body heal itself, long-term inflammation can have a detrimental effect on the body’s tissues. Long term or chronic inflammation (even at minimal levels) have played a major part in various diseases such as cancer, heart disease, alzheimer’s, metabolic syndrome, and other degenerative diseases. So if there is a natural food source or supplement that can help prevent or cure this type of inflammation, this will also aid in the prevention or treatment of the diseases mentioned earlier.
Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, is a natural and very powerful anti-inflammatory agent that even matches the effect of anti-inflammatory drugs. Why take drugs (with all its side effects) when you can heal yourself the natural way?
How does Curcumin act as an anti-inflammatory agent?
Curcumin is a bioactive substance that stops inflammation at the molecular level, as curcumin is able to block NF-kB. NF-kB is a molecule that traverses into the nuclei of cells to activate genes responsible for inflammation. As such, NF-kB is speculated to play a major part in various chronic diseases.
As an anti-inflammatory agent, early studies and research have shown that taking turmeric may aid in treating the following:
- Eye inflammation or anterior uveitis. Some studies have shown that taking turmeric, which contains curcumin, might help improve long-term inflammation in the middle layer of the eye.
- Crohn’s disease. Chron’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease. Some studies have shown that taking turmeric everyday for one month may reduce diarrhea and stomach pain for people infected with Crohn’s disease. Again, this is mainly due to curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric.
- Kidney inflammation or Lupus nephritis. Some studies have shown that taking turmeric everyday for at least 3 months can improve the kidney function or reduce kidney inflammation, as well as reducing blood pressure. This is also mainly due to curcumin, which is found in turmeric.
- Ulcerative colitis, which is another type of inflammatory bowel disease. Taking turmeric everyday for up to 6 months or more can reduce the symptoms of ulcerative colitis, as well as help prevent it from recurring. This is also due to curcmin, the active ingredient in turmeric
As you can see, turmeric as a natural anti-inflammatory agent naturally brings a lot of benefits. By helping cure long-term inflammation, turmeric is a natural cure for various chronic diseases.
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Turmeric Curcumin with black pepper extract will help the body absorb greater levels of curcumin.
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Continuation: Part 3 – Turmeric for Weight Loss