What is Turmeric and curcumin?
Turmeric also known as Curcuma longa, is a plant in the ginger family and is native to south west India. It is a warm bitter spice often used in curries and commonly used to colour food and cosmetics. Curcumin is the active component in Turmeric. In many curcumin or turmeric supplements, the curcumin has been extracted so that the therapeutic agent is concentrated.
What does Turmeric and curcumin do in the body?
Why do I need Turmeric and curcumin?
Many illness and injuries induce inflammation and sometimes this inflammation is unhelpful or can hang around for longer than its needed. Reducing inflammation can aid greatly in the recovery of pain and illness. Many people suffer from sluggish digestion or have issues with absorbing fats. This can be an issue as if we are not digesting our food properly; we are not going to be getting the maximum nutrients from them. This would be a useful herb to take to encourage to production of digestive juices. Every biological function and process creates toxins that need to be processed by the liver. Add this to our modern lives which are full of toxins and our livers can fairly quickly become bogged down. From breathing to beauty products and food packaging, all these toxins need to be detoxified. Sometimes our liver could do with a little extra support and protection. So many health problems start with poor detoxification by the liver, so it is really important that we maintain liver health. Turmeric and curcumin help to support liver and biliary function.
How do I take Turmeric and curcumin t?
Curcumin and turmeric supplements come in both capsules and tablets for a therapeutic dose; alternatively, it is available in tea blends.