Turmeric for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Turmeric Rheumatoid Arthritis and more

By Veena Deo

Scientists proved that Curcumin and other Turmeric (Curcuma longa) constituents have unique health benefits for Rheumatoid arthritis and other health conditions.

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Curcumin is efficacious in alleviating the symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis just as non- steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. In animal studies it has been observed that Curcumin is effective in relieving pain. Curcumin blocks numerous inflammatory signaling molecules that aggravate the inflammation of painful joints. The anti-rheumatic activity of Curcumin, isolated from the rhizome of Curcuma longa, has been clinically demonstrated in cases of rheumatoid arthritis.

Due to the anti-inflammatory activity of Curcumin, the powdered rhizomes of Curcuma Longa have been found to be effective in the treatment of sprains and inflammation also.

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Turmeric as an Antioxidant, skin conditions -

Extracts from the rhizome of Turmeric are widely used as a food additive in India. It has been shown that this extract of and related phenolic compounds have a powerful antioxidant action when tested in in-vitro systems.

Mechanism of antioxidant activity of Curcumin was discussed during 207th national meeting of the American Society held in March 1994 in San Diego, California. According to an Anglo American team, Curcumin, isolated from Turmeric, proved to be an excellent scavenger, continuously removing damaging radicals, (Burke M, Curcumin’s dual defense against disease, Chemistry & industry, 8,289).

From historical times it is known to be an antiseptic, antiviral and an antibacterial herb. Turmeric Improves skin  texture, and relieves the problems related to skin disease like inflammation, itching, Acne, rashes etc.

A daily dose of at least 750mg of pure Turmeric Curcumin extract (not as powder), as herbal supplements should help people with Arthritic conditions. It also works as an antioxidant and helps alleviate many skin conditions. When Turmeric is combined with Boswellia and Ashwagandha, the synergistic benefits are exceptional.

Dr. Veena Deo is an Ayurvedic Doctor in India. All the information provided 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 to veenadeo@herbsbenefits.com

 

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