Turmeric: Natural Antiseptic
In India, Turmeric or Haldi has been a traditional household item for centuries. The rhizomes are boiled, baked and ground into the fragrant, yellow-orange powder used as an ingredient in curry. Turmeric has also been used throughout history as a food preservative.
In the past decade, Turmeric's principle constituent, curcumin, has been extensively studied by Western researchers and scientists for its antioxidant activity.
Each vegetarian capsule contains 700mg Turmeric Rhizome (Curcuma Long). See label for more details.
Helps in balancing both Pitta (for soothing) and Kapha (for rejuvenating).
||Rhizome or underground stem
Besides being an excellent natural antiseptic, Turmeric has a number of other benefits,
- Supports normal liver functions and healthy joints*
- Assists as a strong antioxidant and antiseptic*
- Helps in body's natural cleansing and healing process*
- Supports cellular growth and improves body response to cell damage*
- Aids in balancing and detoxification*
No side effects have been reported.
1.Curcumin as a therapeutic agent: the evidence from in vitro, animal and human studies. Epstein J, Sanderson IR, Macdonald TT.Br J Nutr. 2010 Jan 26:1-13. [Epub ahead of print]PMID: 20100380 [PubMed]
2.Comparative study of chemical composition and antioxidant activity of fresh and dry rhizomes of turmeric (Curcuma longa Linn.).Singh G, Kapoor IP, Singh P, de Heluani CS, de Lampasona MP, Catalan CA.Food Chem Toxicol. 2010 Jan 21. [Epub ahead of print]PMID: 20096323 [PubMed]
3.Safety and Pharmacokinetics of a Solid Lipid Curcumin Particle Formulation iOsteosarcoma Patients and Healthy Volunteers.Gota VS, Maru GB, Soni TG, Gandhi TR, Kochar N, Agarwal MG.J Agric Food Chem. 2010 Jan 21. PMID: 20092313 [PubMed]
4.Curcumin inhibits fibrosis-related effects in IPF fibroblasts and in mice following bleomycin-induced lung injury.Smith MR, Gangireddy SR, Narala VR, Hogaboam CM, Standiford TJ, Christensen PJ, Kondapi AK, Reddy RC.Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2010 Jan 8. [Epub ahead of print]PMID: 20061443 [PubMed]
5.Curcumin alone and in combination with augmentin protects against pulmonary inflammation and acute lung injury generated during Klebsiella pneumoniae B5055 induced lung infection in BALB/c mice.Bansal S, Chhibber S.J Med Microbiol. 2010 Jan 7. [Epub ahead of print]PMID: 20056776 [PubMed]