Anyone who comes to Dr. Jafary’s clinic knows that Turmeric and his turmeric blend supplement is a common recommendation for his patients.
So just what is Turmeric?
Turmeric is a spice used by humans for thousands of years. Turmeric is a member of the Ginger family and if you see it in the grocery store it will look like ginger root only it will have a dark yellow almost orange color with a brown skin. It has a bitter, pungent flavor. When dried and ground, turmeric is a bright yellow powder, commonly used in curries, pickles, and mustard.
The active ingredient is curcumin. The curcumin is the magic component of the turmeric which gives it the anti-inflammatory properties.
So what can Turmeric supplements be used for?
Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory agent. In Chinese traditional medicine, individuals who have a cold constitution, meaning people who cannot tolerate cold, are more prone to get cancer. So, it is believed that turmeric warms the blood and creates an environment where cancer or inflammation can not take deeper root.
Most of the genetic diseases need environmental factors to “kick in”, Turmeric prevents the cell damage by getting rid of the toxins in the cell so Turmeric plays a role in many of the biochemical reactions in the body at the cell level.:
Turmeric acts as an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and blood thinner which neutralizes the free radicals which destroy the cells.
Turmeric can help with depression, Alzheimer disease, and increase memory.
So if you have any questions about the Herbal Turmeric Blends available on the market or even the one Dr. Jafary offers in the clinic, please ask him when you see him.
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