If you suffer from arthritis you might want to add turmeric to your miracle herb arsenal to ease the arthritic pain. Try a helping of curry to get your dose of the miracle herb turmeric. Turmeric, if you don’t know, is a well known spice used in curry. It contains curcumin, which is a powerful anti-inflammatory. Curcumin works similarly to Cox-2 inhibitors, the drugs that reduce the Cox-2 enzyme that causes the pain and swelling of arthritis.
Miracle herb turmeric
Miracle herb turmeric could also help prevent colon cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. There have been studies done by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine on curcumin which show that this miracle herb can help shrink precancerous lesions known as colon polyps. Patients got the turmeric combined with quercetin, a powerful antioxidant found in onions, apples, and cabbage. Using this combination, patients polyps dropped and even those that remained shrank by more than half. UCLA has also published studies that show curcumin helps clear the brain of the plaques that are characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease.
Obviously you don’t want to overtake any herb because then they could become dangerous. Just include them in your normal diet to maximize the health and beauty benefits. The safest thing to do is to just add the spice to your cooking whenever possible. You could also take therapeutic doses of curcumin extract but for that you should consult your local health food store or better yet a medical professional just to be safe. Have curry once in while, because it contains herbs and spices that are good for you. Curried chickpeas and cauliflower is an easy home recipe to try with plenty of variations on the Internet!