Updated: Jun 4
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In Ayurvedic & Chinese Medicine, turmeric root is considered to be one of the most powerful herbs you can consume. As a relative to ginger root, turmeric root has strong anti-inflammatory and pain management properties. I personally take a turmeric root supplement daily but not just any supplement will provide therapeutic results.
Turmeric must be consumed as the entire root and not simply the curcumin component. The turmeric root must then be paired perfectly with black pepper to increase the absorption and thus utilization by the body. The addition of black pepper actually slows down the digestion of the turmeric by our liver and intestinal wall. One research study showed the presence of black pepper resulted in the bodies ability to make use of the turmeric by 2,000%.
Most health conscious individuals choose extract varieties to obtain higher potency. Research shows whole plant herbs regularly out perform extracts due to the beneficial microbes attached that are typically killed in the creation of extracts. The attached microbes actually assist the body in utilizing the supplement to obtain the desired results.
Whole turmeric root appears to have countless superpowers in addition to decreasing pain by reversing inflammation present in the body that's said to be the start of all conditions and diseases.
The entire turmeric root supports:
*adapting to stress
*production of new brain cells during times of stress
*lowering cortisol levels associated with stress
*mental and emotional health and thus mood
*healthy cognitive function by providing 10 neuroprotective actions
*the removal of fat-soluble toxins deep within brain tissues
*the increase in norepinephrine within the brain to facilitate attentiveness and higher learning; sleep and dream state
*the improvement in dopamine levels making movement, pleasure, and satisfaction possible
*the enhancement of serotonin levels that positively impact memory and sexuality
*antibacterial, antiviral, and antiseptic activity for the body
*healthy lymphatic function by preventing toxins from building up and being circulated through the lymph to other area of the body
*antioxidant activity, which inhibits oxidation by preventing the formation of free radicals that damage our cells
*protects against radiation and aids in anti-tumor growth
*healthy blood sugar levels
*and protects the heart, liver, lungs, kidneys, gallbladder and digestive activities
*healthy skin both externally and internally related to the intestinal and respiratory tracts
*natural expectoration and clear breathing
*healthy immune system
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*Note supplementation is not recommended for pregnancy or anyone taking anti-platelet or anti-coagulant medication, as turmeric can thin the blood and enhance the flow.
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Maggie Fekete, E-RYT, CHC, BCHHP
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