CURCUMIN - Natural herb for cancer, inflammation and pain

Curcumin is the active compound found in Turmeric (Curcuma longa). Turmeric, popularly known as ‘haldi’ in India, has tremendous remarks on medicinal values. In Ayurveda, turmeric has its place and efficacy in various ailments. Curcumin is the principle constituent of turmeric. In turmeric, rhizome is the only part, which constitutes the medicinal benefits. Curcumin has attracted world’s attention for its anti-cancer activity. The western researcher and scientists are extensively working on the Curcumin for anti-cancerous and anti-oxidant activities.

Healing properties of Curcumin

  • Curcumin exhibits anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiviral and antifungal activities.
  • Curcumin targets on the inflammation inducing molecules and inactivate their action. Curcumin is very effective in reducing the post-surgical inflammation.
  • Curcumin controls atherosclerosis by reducing the formation of bloods clumps.
  • Curcumin has capability to inhibit the growth of Helicobacter pylori, a causing agent of gastric ulcers.
  • Curcumin chelates heavy metals like lead, cadmium, leading in to the removal of the toxicity of such heavy metals.
  • Turmeric is a potent antioxidant as it contains vitamins C, E and Beta-Carotene.
  • Curcumin also exhibits the anti-inflammatory properties by
    • Reducing inflammation-inducing histamine
    • Inducing body’s natural anti-inflammatory adrenal hormone, cortisol
    • Improving circulation. 

The combined efforts of these three action lead into removal of toxins and waste cells from the small joints and stops inflammation.

The Curcumin is useful in cancer prevention, liver protection and premature aging, bursitis, arthritis and back pain

Uses of capsules containing Curcumin

  • Anti-inflammatory agent: Curcumin prevents the synthesis of various inflammatory prostaglandins and leukotriene. It inhibits the lioxygenase and cyclooxygenase production.
  • Cancer: Curcumin mediates apoptosis, which induces anti-cancerous activity, it suppresses tumor induction and metastasis.
  • Anti-aging supplements: Curcumin has very powerful anti-oxidants activity by preventing lipid peroxidation. It effectively neutralizes the free radicals molecule and reduces oxidative stress.
  • Asthma and allergy: Curcumin is useful in fighting against the allergic conditions. It boosts the immunity and enhance antimicrobial activity.
  • Hepatoprotective: Curcumin protects gastric tract due to its antioxidant properties and inhibiting the formation of pro-inflammatory cytokines. Curcumin acts on biliary hyperplasia, fatty changes etc. In Curcumin, Sodium curcuminate is found, which exerts choleretic effects that increases biliary excretion, cholesterol, and bilirubin.
  • Antimicrobial Effects. Curcumin inhibits the growth of bacteria, parasites, and pathogenic fungi. Curcumin has also been found to have moderate activity against Plasmodium falciparum and Leishmania.
  • Cardiovascular Effects: Curcumin protects the cardiovascular system by lowering cholesterol and triglyceride levels and inhibiting platelet aggregation. Curcumin decreases cholesterol uptake in the intestines by conversing cholesterol into bile acids in the liver.
  • Gastrointestinal Effects. Curcumin inhibits intestinal spasm and induces gastrin, secretin, bicarbonate, and pancreatic enzyme secretion. Curcumin also inhibits ulcer formation caused by stress, alcohol, indomethacin etc.
  • Immunity. Curcumin has shown induction in CD4+ T-helper and B type immune cells that leads into the strong immunity.

Indications or when to use capsules with Curcumin

  • Allergic skin diseases
  • Muscle and joint pain, swelling and inflammation
  • Cancer and tumor
  • Gastrointestinal spasm
  • Antioxidant
  • Anti-inflammatory

Curcumin is for its properties used in very effective combination with Boswellia in Boswellia Curcumin Capsules.