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What is Turmeric?
Turmeric is a plant, representative of plant genus Curcuma, is a member of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae. The majority of turmeric is cultivated in India. The root and rhizome (underground stem) of the turmeric plant is used medicinally. Turmeric plant can grow up to 5 or 6 feet, it has a large yellow and white flower spike surrounded by long leaves. Turmeric plants make bulbs like tulips and they also send out rhizomes, fleshy extensions of their stems that run just under the ground and produce shoots and roots for new plants.
In Ayurvedic medicine, turmeric is thought to have many healthful properties and many in India use it as a readily available antiseptic for cuts and burns. It is taken in some Asian countries as a dietary supplement, which allegedly helps with stomach problems and other ailments. The active substance of turmeric is the polyphenol curcumin, also known as C.I. 75300, or Natural Yellow 3 which is believed to be responsible for the following medicinal and therapeutic properties.
What is the effective dosage of Turmeric supplementation?
The effective dosage of turmeric is 500 to 1 gram per day in divided dosage or as Tincture (1:2): 3 to 5 mL three times per day.
What are the benefits of Turmeric supplementation?
• It has antioxidant, anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial effects.
• It may slow the spread of breast cancer into lungs and other body parts.
• It alleviates Arthritis Pain
• It can protect against all kinds of digestive disorders.
What are the side effects of turmeric supplementation?
It is safe, there are no reported side effects associated with turmeric.