The bitter, spicy roots and rhizomes of turmeric have a favorable effect on the heart liver, lungs, and gastrointestinal tract. Turmeric plays a versatile role in herbal health with emmenagogic, aromatic stimulant, cholagogic, alterative, analgesic, astringent, and antiseptic actions confirmed in laboratory studies. It is most often prescribed for complaints such as menstrual irregularities, gallstones, liver health, and digestion and assimilation. Externally, turmeric root is applied to skin to facilitate the rejuvenating of bruises and injuries.
One teaspoon of powdered turmeric root can be taken twice daily to help regulate the menstruation or to help avoid or lessen PMS symptoms. This is because it seems to activate gently the liver function that helps to regulate and balance the hormones. This same product can be useful in helping to lower blood sugar for the support for blood sugar level concerns.
It is also an important aid in helping to help avoid and dissolve gallstones, and in supporting a healthy liver. It can help promote digestion and assimilation and as such is combined with other condiments such as coriander and cumin seeds to form the basis of Indian curry powders.
Turmeric promotes blood circulation and has anti-inflammatory properties, which make it particularly useful for the support for bruises and injuries. For this, it can be combined with other blood-moving and stimulant herbs to make an effective external oil or liniment.
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N?A - June 1, 2007, 09:48
Is tumeric safe if one has a predisposition to ulcers?
ZooScape Moderator - July 16, 2007, 18:30
Normal therapeutic doses of turmeric may be protective where stomach and duodenal ulcers are concerned, however, excessively high doses over an extended period may cause some irritation. There is conflicting research as to the efficacy of turmeric in relieving ulcers as some evidence is positive while some concludes that the herb is no better than the placebo. It is generally agreed upon that only at extremely high dosages, is turmeric likely have to have an aggravating effect. Otherwise, turmeric is widely regarded as a powerful antioxidant herb with many health benefits being examined for improved immunity and relief of symptoms related to heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, and multiple sclerosis.
Take 1 capsule, 3 times daily, with meals.
Not to be used for an extended period of time. For extended use, consult with your family physician or health care provider.
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