It’s known for its mildly pungent, earthy flavour and vibrant orange–yellow hue, making it an essential ingredient for many types of curries. But did you know there’s more to turmeric than its use in food?
Turmeric has long been used for the treatment of rheumatic and inflammatory conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis. It has demonstrated the ability to reduce the inflammatory cascade that drives the pain and structural changes seen in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis.
A study on turmeric for patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis found that turmeric was more effective in alleviating pain than standard Non Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug (NSAID) treatment. It was also found to be a safe treatment. The turmeric used in the study was BCM-95, which gives enhanced retention of curcumin in the blood compared with standard turmeric extract (curcumin is the important compound in turmeric). BCM-95 is the turmeric used at Avedissian Natural Health.
As inflammation is at the root of many chronic diseases, turmeric can be useful for many complaints where pain and inflammation are present. Call us at Avedissian Natural Health – don't put up with the pain!