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How Curcumin Helps Fight Diseases Naturally?

 
 
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Curcumin, one of the most bio-active plant substances found in turmeric, is something which lends this versatile herb most of its properties - the distinct colour, an amazing flavour and a whole host of health benefits.

Turmeric - wonder of an herb

Turmeric is the age old herb which comes from the root of the plant Curcuma longa. This plant belongs to the ginger garlic family, and is precisely where curcumin get its name from. Turmeric is known to deliver a number of health benefits. These include anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, analgesic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and even carcinogenic. Besides, turmeric is also known to treat various skin conditions, gastrointestinal issues, and also relieves pains, wounds and aches. Turmeric even helps give our immune system a good boost, thus equipping or body to fight so many of those everyday health conditions. And therefore, among all the herbs that Ayurveda and various other systems of traditional medication vouch for, turmeric continues to feature somewhere at the top.

Why curcumin?

However, turmeric might in itself be a little incomplete had it not been containing curcumin. There is a reason why this much-prized, naturally occurring phenolic compound is often extracted from turmeric and sold in the form of a standalone herbal supplement. Studies suggest that curcumin effectively works on various functions and processes of our body, all at the same time. That is precisely what makes it a much sought-after superfood of sorts, not only by doctors but health experts as well.

Benefits of curcumin

  • It helps us fight obesity and manage the body fat.
  • By regulating the metabolism of blood sugar in our body, curcumin can help control diabetes, especially the type II one.
  • Owing to its potent anti-inflammatory properties, curcumin can provide relief from the symptoms of joint pains and even osteoarthritis.
  • Again, thanks to the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant action, curcumin speeds up the wound healing process, and also reduces the chances of infection. It is also effective at treating various bacterial as well as fungal infections.
  • Curcumin has a potential to reduce the bad cholesterol on, thus regulating the cholesterol levels and preventing the onset of heart diseases.
  • Interestingly, curcumin also has the potential to treat the symptoms of various types of cancer, owing largely to its carcinogenic and anti-tumour properties.

Antioxidants in abundance

However, what is most incredible asset of Curcumin is the fact that it is literally loaded with the goodness of antioxidants. Antioxidants are chemicals that are extremely important for our health, and are usually found in various fruits and foods rich in vitamin A, C, E, and Beta carotene, etc. While our body produces some antioxidants on its own, we cannot entirely depend upon these owing to various diet, lifestyle and environmental factors which expose us to so many threats, not only externally but also at the cellular level.

Hence the need

Hence, there is need to source these from food products, and if you are looking at abundance, think curcumin which is an excellent source of antioxidants. In fact, the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) of curcumin is touted to lie somewhere around 1, 50, 00, 00 for every 100 grams of this compound. ORAC is a measure which represents the antioxidant capacity, or the capability of a substance to balance the free radicals and thwart or slow down any damage done by them. This means that higher the ORAC value, the better is that substance equipped to prevent oxidation by the potentially damaging molecules, thus helping us to combat some common as well as chronic diseases, and delay the premature signs of ageing.

Comparatively, the ORAC of ground turmeric as such is much less. This could be attributed to the fact that turmeric contains only 2-5 percent of curcumin. That is the reason why curcumin, especially as an extract, is making more noise in the healthcare sector as an antioxidant powerhouse.

A word of caution

However, please note that it is difficult for our body to absorb curcumin as it is since it has a rather low bioavailability. It so happens that before our body gets a chance to absorb curcumin, it tends to get metabolised and used up. Therefore, in order to increase its absorption, we might want to consider using it along with healthy fats such as groundnut oil, sun flower oil or even clarified butter, for that matter. It also goes well with Piperine, a key ingredient found in black pepper extract.

Sanat Sunova Curcumin-500

Sunova Curcumin-500 is a combination of standardized Curcumin extract 95% and piperine extract 95% and is acclaimed to help fight diseases naturally. While it is regarded to be one of the most powerful antioxidant with an Oxygen Radical absorbance Capacity (ORAC) approx. 1500000/100g, only one capsule twice in a day is the suggested dosage.

Dr. Sonica Krishan
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Author and Speaker
Healthy and Joyous Living through Ayurveda, Meditation, Yoga and other Contemplative practices.

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