You may be well aware of the use of Turmeric as a spice to add colour and flavour to your cooking but did you know that turmeric (curcuma langa) has been used in India for medicinal purposes for centuries?
Some of turmeric’s active components include curcuminoids which have been attributed to a host of beneficial activities. In particular it has a long history of use stemming from Ayurvedic traditions as a treatment for inflammatory conditions.
Inflammation is a normal defence mechanism by the body which prevents further insult from harmful triggers such as pathogens, metabolic stress or tissue damage. This response is referred to as ‘acute inflammation.’ Inflammation that has continued long-term and become uncontrolled or excessive may lead to long term metabolic changes, health issues and chronic pain. Subsequently it may be linked to conditions such as headaches, lower back pain, arthritic pain, menstrual pain, inflammatory bowel disease, autoimmune diseases, and others. As one of the most thoroughly researched spices, turmeric also holds impressive findings in depression, cognitive function and in chronic disease prevention.
If you suffer from any of the above you could try supplementing with one of the high potency, organic curcumin extracts that we stock here at Pastures New. These products provide a full spectrum of curcuminoids with no nasty solvents, additives or emulsifiers added, only pure active ingredients, just as nature intended.