Turmeric or Curcuma is a plant that has a very long history of medicinal use in Ayurveda and its use dates back nearly 4000 years to the Vedic culture in India, where it was used as a culinary spice and had some religious significance.
Curcumin is the active ingredient in the traditional herbal remedy and dietary spice turmeric (Curcuma longa). Curcumin has a surprisingly wide range of beneficial properties, including anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Curcuma Longa is traditionally used in Ayurveda to relieve pain and inflammation and assist in the healing of minor wounds such as cuts and burns and minor skin irritations. Curcumin is used in Herbal medicine as a liver protectant and anti-inflammatory to help relieve joint pain.
Herbal Medicine: as an antioxidant, digestive aid, for relief of flatulent dyspepsia, as hepato-protectant and to increase bile excretion and as an anti-inflammatory to help relieve joint inflammation, use 1-9 grams of dried rhizome per day.
Ayurveda: to help relieve joint pain and inflammation use 1-4 grams of dried rhizome per day. 1 serving = 1 gm = 1/4 teaspoon. Dissolve 1/4 tsp of Turmeric powder into 1 cup of warm water and drink immediately.
Cautions and Warnings:
Consult a health care practitioner/health care provider/health care professional/doctor/physician prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, have gallstones, a bile duct obstruction, stomach ulcers or excess stomach acid.