Turmeric Powder | Curcuma longa

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Turmeric Powder

£3.50 50g       

Turmeric Powder (Curcuma longa)

Turmeric Powder (Curcuma longa)

Curcuma longa

Daily adult dose unless otherwise prescribed: take 4g powder two to 3 times a day or as one larger single daily dose. Mix the turmeric powder with either animal milk, nut milk, ghee or coconut oil or a teaspoon of lecithin to aid absorption (fat is needed for turmeric to be ansorbed unless it is in tincture form where it is already extracted). Try searching for a Golden Milk recipe which is a traditional method of taking turmeric. Use freely in cooking. 

Seek professional advice before taking with biliary tract obstruction to check if gallstones are present. Avoid when taking antiplatelet ot anticoagulant medication such as Warfarin.


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Curcuma longa

Common name: Turmeric

Family: Zingiberaceae

Part used: Rhizomes and tubers

Habitat and Description: A tropical upright perennial herb which grows to 1m tall. The flowers are white-yellow on a spike like stalk and the rhizomes are scaled with the remains of old leaf bases and when cut are bright yellow. 

Constituents: Essential oil containing sesquiterpene ketones, zingiberene, phellandrene, sabinene, cineole, borneol. Phenylpropanoid derivatives (Yellow pigments): diarylheptanoids or curcuminoids most notably curcumin.

Actions: Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, alterative, antimicrobial, radioprotective, neuroprotective, hepatoprotective, nephroprotective, cardioprotective, vasoprotective, hypolipidaemic (reduces blood lipids), choleretic, cholagogue, carminative

Traditional and current uses:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • PMS
  • Indigestion, IBS, Cohn's disease
  • Depression
  • Lichen planus, rheumatoid arthritis, SLE
  • Uraemic pruritus (patients with end-stage renal disease)
  • Precancerous lesions, colorectal cancer
  • Mouthwash for gingivitis
  • Long term use as a preventative for: cardiovascular disease, cancer and other conditions of chronic inflammation
  • Long term use as a tonic for digestive tract

 



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