Are you one of the millions of people using pharmaceutical drugs to control chronic pain, high blood pressure, inflammatory bowel diseases, and cardiovascular disease? Or use over-the-counter drugs for indigestion and heartburn relief?
Warnings from the FDA have been added to drug labels of NSAID’s: Heart attack and stroke risk increase even with short-term use, and the risk may begin within a few weeks of starting an NSAID.
Have you considered examining natural solutions instead of subjecting your health to the many negative side effects of such over-the-counter and pharmaceutical drugs?
Many natural solutions do exist. And one such solution lies with the Curcuma Longa plant. The Curcuma Longa plant grows wild in the forests of South and Southeast Asia.
Turmeric powder is a spice that is derived from the plant by drying the rhizomes. And turmeric is one of the key ingredients in many Pakistani, Indian, Persian and Thai dishes.
Even the Japanese residents of the island, Okinawa – who are of the population with the longest average lifespan – drink turmeric tea daily throughout their life.
Turmeric has a long tradition of use in Ayurvedic medicine and is considered the spice of life.
For over 4,500 years turmeric has been highly valued for its powerful anti-inflammatory properties. And including antibacterial, anti-cancer, antimicrobial, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, antiviral and cardio-protective properties.
A review of over 700 studies, has shown that turmeric outperforms many pharmaceuticals in its effects against several chronic, debilitating diseases, and does so without adverse side effects.
These 700 studies have determined that turmeric has many biological activities, although scientists do not fully understand exactly how it exerts these effects.
Turmeric is gaining reputation in the Western world to be the single most important herb for many health and dietary needs.
Curcuminoids have shown to protect the body in a few ways: it enhance the activity of an important detoxifying enzyme and they also act as antioxidants by neutralizing free radicals, which can cause DNA damage.
Following are 6 health benefits of turmeric.