Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a culinary spice that has been used for centuries in many cultures and is the main ingredient in Indian curries. A relative of ginger, the brightly colored herb also gives American mustard it’s yellow color. Medicinally, turmeric contains antioxidant properties that are highly effective for reducing inflammation.
Inflammation happens in many degrees. If you bump your knee on the coffee table, it gets red, painful and swollen; this is inflammation. But there are low-grade degrees of inflammation as well. This is the inflammation that you can’t always see but that makes muscles and joints ache and that also causes digestive issues and allergies. It is this underlying inflammation that is present in conditions like fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, diabetes, and even dementia. This low-grade inflammation is always present before dis-ease sets in and it’s important that we take steps to control it.Read More