Turmeric Rhizome

Review Turmeric Rhizome Forms and Sizes BelowTurmeric many health benefits. Not just a spice!

Common Name: Turmeric Rhizome
Botanical Name: Curcuma Longa
Chinese / Pin Yin Name: Jiang Huang
Turmeric Rhizome Dosage: Follow your doctor or healthcare professional's advice for use.
Turmeric Rhizome Precautions:
Do not use if pregnant or nursing. May cause stomach irritation.

Turmeric Rhizome Benefits & Information

information-leaf.pngBenefits of Turmeric Root
Turmeric, scientifically known as Curcuma longa, is a vibrant yellow spice commonly used in culinary dishes and traditional medicine. It has gained significant attention due to its potential health benefits. The active compound in turmeric, called curcumin, is believed to be responsible for many of its therapeutic properties. Below are potential benefits associated with turmeric.

Anti-inflammatory properties: Curcumin, the main active component in turmeric, is known for its potent anti-inflammatory effects. It inhibits various molecules involved in the inflammatory response, thereby reducing chronic inflammation. This property may have implications in managing conditions such as arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and certain cardiovascular diseases. 

Antioxidant activity: Turmeric exhibits strong antioxidant properties, which help neutralize harmful free radicals in the body. Free radicals can cause oxidative stress, leading to cellular damage and increased risk of chronic diseases. By scavenging these free radicals, turmeric may contribute to overall cellular health and potentially lower the risk of conditions like cancer, neurodegenerative disorders, and cardiovascular diseases. 

Pain relief: The anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric may also contribute to its analgesic effects. Some studies suggest that turmeric may help alleviate pain, particularly in individuals with conditions like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. While more research is needed, turmeric shows potential as a natural alternative for managing pain. 

Potential cancer-fighting properties: Curcumin has shown promise in its potential to inhibit the growth and spread of cancer cells. It may interfere with multiple signaling pathways involved in the development and progression of cancer, including cell proliferation, angiogenesis, and metastasis. However, it is important to note that more extensive research, including clinical trials, is necessary to establish the effectiveness of turmeric as a cancer treatment or preventive measure. 

Improved digestive health: Turmeric has long been used in traditional medicine to support digestive health. It may stimulate the production of bile, which aids in the digestion and absorption of fats. Turmeric also possesses antimicrobial properties that could help combat certain gastrointestinal infections. Additionally, its anti-inflammatory effects may provide relief for individuals with conditions like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). 

Potential brain health benefits: Curcumin has attracted attention for its potential neuroprotective properties. It may cross the blood-brain barrier and exhibit antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects in the brain. Studies suggest that curcumin might help protect against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's by inhibiting the accumulation of abnormal protein deposits and reducing inflammation.

It is important to note that curcumin, the active compound in turmeric, has low bioavailability, meaning it is poorly absorbed by the body. To enhance its absorption, it is often recommended to consume turmeric with black pepper, which contains a compound called piperine that can increase curcumin absorption. Additionally, curcumin supplements with enhanced bioavailability are available on the market.

  • Aids in Circulation
  • Supports Digestion
  • Temporary Pain Relief
  • Used Topically to Stop Itch
  • Supports Normal Blood Sugar when used with diet and exercise
  • Benefits Liver Function
  • Anti-Inflammatory Benefits
  • Linked to Improved Brain Function

Turmeric Rhizome is a traditional herb from India that is known for providing digestive support and promoting healthy joints. It can benefit a healthy liver and circulation. 
Turmeric Rhizome Properties: Cool, Acrid, Bitter
Turmeric Rhizome Channels: Spleen, Liver, Heart, Lung
Turmeric Rhizome Naturally Occurring Components: Curcuminoids, Curcumin, Turmerone, Atlantone, Demethoxycurcumin

Herbs that Combine With Turmeric Rhizome

Ginger   Triphala   Albizia Lebeck   Echinacea

References:
https://herbpathy.com/Uses-and-Benefits-of-Turmeric-Cid387
https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/wellness-and-prevention/turmeric-benefits#:~:text=%E2%80%9CLike%20other%20colorful%20plant%2Dbased,as%20cancer%20and%20heart%20disease.
https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/turmeric
https://healthcare.utah.edu/healthfeed/2020/02/benefits-of-turmeric

 

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