Our ground Turmeric is a high-grade powder derived from Turmeric root. Turmeric has been used for centuries as an overall healing remedy for the entire body. It is world renowned as a natural anti-inflammatory and pain soothing remedy. The presence of Curcumin in Turmeric, although small, has been shown in research to be enough to block the formation of enzymes that cause cell overgrowth.
Health tip: Adding a pinch of black pepper to Turmeric and cooking oil can help boost the benefits of Turmeric greatly! *Caution: Before adding Turmeric to diet or supplement regiment it is important to seek consultation from a licensed primary care physician. Turmeric can have blood- thinning properties and should be avoided or used with caution for those who are taking anticoagulant/antiplatelet medications.
“The spice turmeric, derived from the rhizome of Curcuma longa L, has been used for centuries in food preparation and in traditional medicines to treat numerous diseases and conditions. The primary biologically active constituent of turmeric is the polyphenol, curcumin, an orange-yellow powder that has potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which, in part, may contribute to curcumin’s potential to prevent such conditions as cancer, Alzheimer disease, heart disease, and arthritis, to name a few.”
Singletary, Keith PhD. “Turmeric: An Overview of Potential Health Benefits.” in Nutrition Today. Vol. 45, Issue 5, Sept-Oct 2010, 216-225. doi: 10.1097/NT.0b013e3181f1d72c
Mike’s summary of Turmeric: Turmeric, traditionally used for stomach and liver ailments. Is also being used for its anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antiviral properties, giving over 50 million Americans who currently struggle with one of these minor ailments which can lead to major illnesses a more natural health solution. Also, thanks to it’s most active compound circumin, it has been found that it has the potential to prevent heart disease, Alzheimers’s and cancer.
Fernando’s summary of Turmeric: Turmeric is composed of three curcuminoids (curcumin, desmethoxycurcumin, bisdemethoxycurcumin).
curcumin: works with inflammation by blocking the effects of two enzymes in the body which lead to inflammation. The two enzymes, 5-lipoxygenase and cyclooxygenase-2,
Curcumin works with inflammation by blocking the effects of two enzymes in the body which lead to inflammation. The two enzymes, 5-lipoxygenase and cyclooxygenase-2, have been found to encourage and sustain swelling and inflammation in body tissues and organs.
desmethoxycurcumin: a beta-diketone that is curcumin in which one of the methoxy groups is replaced by hydrogen
bisdemethoxycurcumin: used as a pigment and Nutraceutical with antimutagenic properties.
Although it was long believed that Turmeric was responsible for the beneficial health effects, research today has narrowed its focus to the component of Curcumin, as being primarily responsible. In fact, it is this agent that has been shown to regulate numerous transcription factors, cytokines, protein kinases, adhesion molecules, redox status and enzymes that have been linked to inflammation
cytokines: a broad and loose category of small proteins that are important in cell signaling.
protein kinases: a kinase enzyme that modifies other molecules, mostly proteins, by chemically adding phosphate groups to them.
adhesion molecules: are a subset of cell adhesion proteins located on the cell surface involved in binding with other cells or with the extracellular matrix in the process called cell adhesion
redox status: defined as the balance between oxidants (or pro-oxidants) and antioxidants
enzymes: are macromolecular biological catalysts that accelerate chemical reactions
For more information please visit the link: Exploring the molecular world of turmeric: an alternative in the treatment of chronic inflammation.
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