Turmeric Vegetarian Capsules
he active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, has anti-inflammatory and disinfecting properties. This explains its healing powers when applied to cuts and abrasions. Taken orally as an anti-inflammatory, turmeric does not have the side-effects commonly associated with some modern pharmaceutical medicines. These include intestinal bleeding, ulcers, and the decrease of white blood cells. This makes turmeric a safe alternative to some non-prescription drugs. As a natural anti-inflammatory, turmeric aids in giving relief to sufferers of arthritis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. It may also slow the progression of multiple sclerosis.
Turmeric's detoxification qualities promote healthy digestion and may aid in weight management. Studies have shown that it helps clear LDL (bad cholesterol) from the liver and enhances liver function. Because of its detoxification and anti-inflammatory qualities, turmeric is used as a dietary supplement for relief from irritable bowel syndrome and stomach disorders. Benefits of turmeric consumption include the reduction of gas and bloating.
Turmeric also reduces the buildup of plaque associated with cardiovascular disease. Curcumin in turmeric lowers two inflammatory enzymes, LOX and COX-2. This helps stop platelets from gathering to form blood clots. Turmeric reduces blood sugar levels, a property valuable for helping those suffering from diabetes.