Organic Turmeric Powder (Curcuma longa)
Turmeric may help with:
- Fighting chronic inflammation
- Fighting oxidation (antioxidant)
- Boost brain health
- Improve memory and attention
- Improve heart health
- Improve the function of the endothelium, the lining of your blood vessels
- Cancer prevention
- May reduce angiogenesis (growth of new blood vessels in tumors)
- May reduce metastasis (spread of cancer)
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Inflammation and oxidative damage play a role in Alzheimer’s disease which Turmeric & Curcumin supports both
- A key feature of Alzheimer’s disease is a buildup of protein tangles called amyloid plaques. Studies show that curcumin can help clear these plaques
- Age-related chronic disease
- Turmeric is considered a powerful antioxidant due to its curcumin content and its long list of health attributes including:
- immune balancing
- detoxifying properties
- In Ayurvedic medicine it is also used topically to treat:
- skin problems
- joint pain
- Although curcumin can also be found in extract form, the advantage of turmeric as a whole herb is that it stays in the digestive tract longer, releasing curcumin along with other beneficial substances over more time, instead of passing through the system unnoticed by the body.
- As a spice, turmeric has been a staple in south Asian cuisines and is appreciated for its warm, peppery, and slightly bitter taste and strong yellow colour which can be incorporated in a multitude of recipes, including:
- baked goods
- It is recommended to consume Turmeric with a source of fat in order to increase absorption of its health properties as well as with a pinch of black pepper which contains Piperine, a natural substance that can boost the bioavailability of curcumin by 2000%.
Alterative, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antimutagenic, antioxidant, antispasmodic, carminative, cholagogue, choleric, emmenagogue, hepatoprotective, hypolipedemic, vulnerary.
Alterative – strengthens and nourishes the body, often through the removal of metabolic wastes
Anti-inflammatory – controls inflammation, a reaction to injury or infection
Antimicrobial – destroys microbes
Antimutagenic – an agent that reduces the number of spontaneous or induced mutations
Antioxidant – prevents or inhibits oxidation
Antispasmodic – calms nervous and muscular spasms or convulsions
Carminative – causes the release of stomach or intestinal gas
Cholagogue – increases flow of bile from gallbladder
Choleric – increases the volume of bile produced by the liver
Emmenagogue – regulates and induces normal menstruation
Hepatic – having to do with the liver
Hepatoprotective – the ability of a chemical substance to prevent damage to the liver
Hypolipedemic – reduces high levels of lipids (fats) and lipoproteins (fats with protein) in the blood such as cholesterol
Vulnerary – aids in healing wounds
Warming & slightly drying.
Turmeric is generally safe for all persons when used in foods.
Consumption for pregnant women is generally considered safe but should not be taken in high doses. This is because of Turmeric’s emmenagogue effects. Which means it may stimulate blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus; and/or stimulate menstruation.
Those with a history of biliary tract obstruction should be aware that turmeric has a potential bile stimulating activity.
Those who are on blood-thinning medication should be aware that turmeric may have blood thinning activity.
1. RESEARCH – Consult at least 3 credible sources for use and safety before taking herbs/supplements.
2. LISTEN TO YOUR BODY – Your body and intuition will guide you on what works best and what doesn’t work for you.
3. CHECK WITH A PROFESSIONAL – Speak with your doctor, a pharmacist, or herbalist for herb/drug interactions and safety practices. Keep your doctor informed along your health journey.
We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
*This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or condition. For educational purposes only. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you have a medical condition, are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.