|The power of TURMERIC
Verfasst am: 16.11.2016, 03:47
For a long time the yellow tuber turmeric, also called Indian Saffron, was nearly forgotten in Europe, if any simply used as spice.
The medical importance of turmeric (originated in south asia) was found approx. 50 years ago. Today turmeric is officially listed at the World Health Organization (WHO) as “Rhizoma Curcumae Longae”.
Since ever in India turmeric belongs to the so called „hot spices“ – providing humans (and animals) with energy and cleanse the whole body.
And indeed, the power of turmeric has incredibly positive effects on health.
The healing power primarily based on its anti-inflammatory effect of contained curcumin (an intensive orange – yellow natural pigment). Besides the most important active substance curcumin, turmeric contains 5 – 7 % essential oils, starch, some acids and a number of vitamins, minerals and protein.
The health-enhancing effects of turmeric
The contained substances stimulate not only the production of gastric juice but also the liver to release more bile acid – therefore dietary fats will become easily digestible.
Indigestion, flatulence and bradypepsia (decelerated digestion) can be treated effectively by using turmeric.
A study published in „Molecular Nutrition and Food research” implies that preventive eaten (given) turmeric is able to avoid bowel inflammation.
- promotes digestion (also fat digestion)
- prevents bowel inflammation
- has appetizing effect.
The strong anti-inflammatory effect of turmeric reduces arthritic symptoms.
The bundled proficiencies work
and help to support the immune system.
CANCER and CANCER PREVENTION
In the last couple of years a variety of studies have proven the cancer-inhibiting effect.
E.g. curcumin is able to suppress intestinal polyps and therefore turmeric makes a contribution to prevent intestinal cancer.
Furthermore the positive effect referring to skin cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, cervical cancer and lung cancer is securely confirmed. In breast cancer curcumin is able to inhibit metastasis and a spreading into the lung.
These effects are possible because of its antioxidant which inhibits the development of cancer (carcinogenesis) as well as the emergence of metastases and the spreading. In addition to that, antioxidants prevent a mutation of damaged cells into cancer cells.
Curcumin prevents the growth of blood vessels in tumor tissue and activates those cells which are responsible for the so called “suicide” of cancer cells (apoptosis).
In addition, curcumin increases the permeability of cell membrane of cancer cells and thus supports chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
Turmeric has the ability to enhance the skin. A great number of veterinary skin specialists give the advice to use turmeric (Golden paste) in dog food.
A great amount of dogs react in such a way, that strong chemical medicine can be avoided.
Several studies, including one of the Columbia University, have shown that curcumin is able to lower blood glucose levels.
In addition, curcumin increases the health of the liver - one of the organs which have to be supported the most in dogs suffering from diabetes.
PULMONARY FIBROSIS (WESTIE LUNG)
Also this life-threatening illness can be supported positively with using turmeric.
To the present, there are no effective drugs for this serious disease.
In several studies (human medicine) the effect of curcumin referring pulmonary fibrosis had been investigated. As a result, curcumin alleviates pulmonary fibrosis caused by radiation, chemotherapeutic agents and toxins.
When our four-legged friends get older some of them suffer as well as humans, from dementia.
Curcumin is able to penetrate the blood-brain barrier. In recent studies, it seems increasingly possible that curcumin could protect against neurodegenerative diseases by its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
HOW TO USE TURMERIC
Turmeric is available as a ground spice almost everywhere.
When buying, you should pay attention to a high curcumin amount and organic quality. Some suppliers offer turmeric with curcumin content of 5%.
Unfortunately the bioavailability of pure turmeric is quite low - therefore turmeric should always be given (eaten) with fat and black pepper. The piperine contained in black pepper increases the bioavailability up to 2000%.
Likewise, a better bioavailability of turmeric has been shown when it is heated.
The best way to offer turmeric is with using the so-called "golden paste".
Curcumin in capsules is not recommended in dogs because the curcumin content is too high and there are no reliable studies on how such a high content affects the dog's body.
Recipe "Golden Paste"
fat (most suitable is coconut fat)
Add a cup of turmeric powder and two cups of water into a boiler and mix the two ingredients to receive a creamy paste. The paste should be heaten on medium temperature for seven to ten minutes (do not boil).
Afterwards take the pot from the stove, add approx. 1,5 heaped tablespoon of coconut fat and stir the paste again. Finally go with the peppermill 10 - 15 times over the paste and mix all ingredients again to ensure all parts of the paste contains pepper.
The cooled off paste can be kept in a fridge for at least 14 days.
Because of the fact that piperine is a major contributor to the success, you can taste how far you can raise the dose without it is getting too sharp for dogs.
The paste is suitable for humans and animals.
Please notice. When preparing the golden paste do protect clothing and hands, because the yellow color is difficult to remove from textiles and skin.
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WHO Description Turmeric
Text: A. Pauli-Rehm1