Blood sugar and Turmeric
Turmeric is it useful for Blood sugar support?
By Veena Deo
Research into Turmeric (Curcuma longa) and its active ingredient Curcumin has proven that its constituents have unique health benefits like anti inflammatory, antioxidant, blood glucose or blood sugar support, promoting healthy DNA function and can also be useful in weight management and more. It also has useful benefits of Cholesterol and Cardiovascular health.
Turmeric in a traditional Indian sense has been a part of Ayurveda for hundreds of years and it is used for nourishing the skin, as a natural body detoxifier, stimulate body’s natural defenses, help fight free radical damage and more. In China it has been used as a topical analgesic and for colic hepatitis. In Europe it is used in many foods for coloring as in mustard, cheese, many beverages and cakes.
Turmeric is useful as a product that supports blood sugar levels. Curcuma Longa rhizome (50 per cent EtoH) extract showed blood glucose lowering activity in experimental alloxan- induced diabetic rats. After 3 and 6 hours of curcuma injection (10mg) 37.2per cent and 54.5 per cent fall was observed in glucose levels.
Turmeric supplements that have pure Curcumin extract should be beneficial to most people. When combined with Ashwagandha and Boswellia, the product becomes extremely potent.
Dr. Veena Deo is an Ayurvedic Doctor in India. All the information provided and on herbal supplements above and opinions expressed above are her own and should not be construed as medical advice. This information is provided for educational purposes only. For questions please email at email@example.com