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Tumeric, the super spice

Tumeric, the super spice

Turmeric is the brilliant yellow powder obtained by crushing the dried stalk of the Curcuma Longa plant, a tropical perennial found in India and Indonesia. This bright yellow powder is chock full of health benefits that have given this spice the rightful name as a super food.

One of the benefits of turmeric is its anti-inflammatory properties. In numerous clinical trials, turmeric’s anti-inflammatory effects have been shown to be comparable to potent drugs such as steroids and Neurofen. Unlike these drugs that are associated with significant toxic effects, turmeric has no harmful side effects.

Turmeric also has beneficial action against Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) such has Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis. Research has shown that Turmeric achieves its protective affect as a result of not only its potent antioxidant activity, but also inhibition of cellular inflammatory agents that lead to the disruption of the intestinal wall and the symptom of (IBD).

Clinical studies have substantiated that Turmeric also exerts very powerful antioxidant effects. The antioxidants in turmeric are able to neutralise free radicals, chemicals that cause a great deal of distress and damage to healthy cells. This is important in many diseases such as arthritis, where free radicals are responsible for the inflammation in the joints that leads to pain and immobility. Turmeric’s combination of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects are able to neutralise this damage to the joints and give fast and effective relief.

Chittaway Pharmacy compounds a high strength turmeric capsule that is combined with black pepper. The black pepper increases the absorption of the active compounds in turmeric by one thousand percent. We have had great results treating people with these capsules, so why not come in and see how turmeric capsules can benefit you.