The wonders and benefits of turmeric curcumin have greatly impact the health of many individuals. Not only as number one healing herb but also as an alternative medicine that has many healing properties.
Way back 5,000 years ago, people from India discovered turmeric curcumin and have used it as a natural ayurvedic medicine because of its natural anti-inflammatory and healing properties. Ayurveda comes from the ancient Indian system which means “ayur” life and “veda” as science or knowledge. The healing effects of the golden spice then reached China by 700 AD, and continued to the east and west Africa from 800 and 1200 AD respectively. Turmeric is sacred and important in the Hindu religion as it is used in weddings as well as an important tool for keeping the evil spirit away.
Turmeric comes from the Curcuma longa (botanical name) which belong to the ginger family. Its main component which is the root has a great amount of curcuminoids. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) curcuminoids is a chemical substance which contains high natural antioxidant level. Turmeric is used in many therapeutic preparations in the world for both prevention and treatment of many diseases. It contains curcumin which is an active substance from the turmeric and has many beneficial effects in the body.
Health’s benefits of turmeric curcumin for:
Acts as anti-inflammatory
Inflammation is a natural response when bacteria invade the body, but when abnormal inflammation triggers that lead into excessive pain, swelling and irritation, turmeric aids to decrease the inflammation. Curcumin is able to provide safe, natural pain killer as a pain alternative.
Sharpens the memory
Turmeric is able to enhance the brain activity because of the compound called turmerone. According to the (stem cell research and therapy), turmerone also called ar-turmerone is the bioactive compound that able give the necessary oxygen intake to the brain, and stimulates the new neurons which enable to process information and keeping us alert.
Supports Arthritis Management
Curcumin is known for its high anti-inflammatory effect and can reduce pain. According to the study conducted in 45 people with rheumatoid arthritis that are split into two groups, one half with synthetic medications and the other consumed turmeric. The turmeric group showed a positive result compared to the other.
Reduce childhood leukemia
Leukemia is a cancer due to the abnormal growth of cells in the bone marrow. Turmeric is able to prevent the multiplication of cancer cells in the body as it is also known for its anti-cancer agents that destroy cancer cells. It also helps to minimize any damage to the chromosomes due to the component of curcumin.
Treat Cystic Fibrosis
Oral intake of curcumin which contain Ca-adenosine triphosphate would able to correct the pattern of the DeltaF508 CFTR (deletion of the codon for phenylalanine) which results in the prevention in mutation of the cystic fibrosis.
Turmeric curcumin recommended dosage
According to the University of Maryland Medical Center the most appropriate dosage for adults for different forms of turmeric are as follows:
Cut root (fresh turmeric) – 1.5-3 g per day
Dried root (form powdered turmeric) – 1-3 g per day
Turmeric pills (supplements) – 400-600 mg, 3 times per day