scalded, dried rhizome
curcuminoids, bitter principles, resin, volatile oil
Standard: dried rhizome should contain no less than 2.5 per cent curcumin
and no less than 20ml/kg of essential oil.
anti-inflammatory, cholagogue, stomachic, antioxidant, antibacterial,
hypercholesterolaemic, mild anticoagulant.
mild digestive disturbances, rheumatic conditions.
Clinical trials have suggested that curcumin may have a more marked
anti-inflammatory effect than hydrocortisone, and it is believed to be more
antioxidant than Vitamin E. It is of value in the treatment of rheumatic and
arthritic conditions. Turmeric’s bitter action stimulates the appetite and
digestive secretions; it also increases mucus production, protecting the lining
of the stomach. Its cholesterol-lowering action means that it is a valuable
remedy for reducing the risk of heart attack or stroke.
Contraindicated in biliary obstruction.
350mg three times a day
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