Curcumin

From our list of ailments, see what Curcumin can be used for:

  • Alcoholism
  • Alzheimers Disease
  • Anti-Inflammatory
  • Antioxidant
  • Appetite Lack of
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Cholesterol
  • Cirrhosis of the Liver
  • Digestion
  • Gas Flatulence
  • Immune System
  • Jaundice
  • Joint Pain
  • Liver
  • Menstruation
  • Obesity
  • Prostate
  • Skin Issues
  • Swollen Feet
  • Teeth
  • Worms

Natural Remedies using Curcumin

Turmeric root and curcumin are mild Cox-2 inhibitors but are not as b vitamins and more to reduce inflammation

Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Turmeric) — Class 2b. Emmenagogue and uterotonic. Contraindicated in patients with bile duct obstruction, gallstones, hyperacidity, and stomach ulcers (AHP; AEH). While in moderate doses, turmeric is said to inhibit cancers, lym-phomas and ulcers, overdoses of curcuminoids may possibly be cytotoxic and ulcerogenic, and may lead to diminution of red and white corpuscles. Still, Commission E approves 1.5–3 g/day, not nearly enough to provide 1200 mg curcumin. Commission E also reports contraindications: biliary obstruction; adverse effects: GI irritation from continued use; consult physicians before using if a patient has gallstones (BIS; KOM). At 10% of diet, turmeric caused some loss of hair in rats (MAB). Care should be taken in women who wish to conceive or patients complaining of alopecia (MAB). Rather frightening what one reads in UPW (2000): Laboratory animals treated with it are reported to have been rendered entirely infertile. Women who are pregnant, or children (not yet widely in children) with gallbladder or liver disease or ulcers, should avoid turmeric (WAM). Limit internal use to 10 days (WAM).

Alcoholism, Alzheimers Disease, Anti-Inflammatory, Antioxidant, Appetite Lack of, Arthritis, Cancer, Cholesterol, Cirrhosis of the Liver, Digestion, Gas Flatulence, Immune System, Jaundice, Joint Pain, Liver, Menstruation, Obesity, Prostate, Skin Issues, Swollen Feet, Teeth, Worms

The Benefit of using Curcumin as a natural cure

in an uncontrolled trial of 16 chronic smokers. In six nonsmoking controls there was no change in urinary secretion. Turmeric had no effect on serum alanine aminotransferase, aspartate amino transferase, blood glucose, creatinine, and lipid profile (MAB). Turmeric extract (~20 mg curcumin/day) for 45 days dramatically decreased blood lipid peroxide levels in 18 male subjects (MAB). Curcumin is poorly absorbed (some 15–35% max in rats) orally but if administered with piperine (from black and long pepper), absorption is improved more than 150% in rats. But in human volunteers, 20 mg piperine increases bioavailability of curcumin 20-fold (MAB). One study indicated curcumin and sodium curcuminate were more potent than phenylbutazone in acute and chronic arthritic models, while another found it only 1/ th as effective as ibuprofen. While ulcero-10

powerful and not as dangerous as popular Cox-2-inhibiting drugs. According to recent experiments, they block the activity of ‘NF kappa B,” a protein that turns on inflammation-promoting genes. This effect and similar ones too complex to discuss here also suggest that the herbs also might reduce the risk of cancer. Animal studies have found that turmeric root and curcumin may reduce arthritic symptoms.

Curcumin, a bright yellow spice, is obtained from the root of turmeric (Curcuma longa), a member of the ginger family. Native to Asia, curcumin is one of the oldest and most cherished anti-inflammatory herbs in Indian Ayurvedic medicine.

genic in large doses, curcumin is only about one-third as ulcerogenic as the phenylbutazone. In low doses, curcumin had antiulcer activity, protecting against the ulcerogenic activity of phenylbutazone (MAB). 1-Phenylhydroxy-N-pentane stimulates the secretion of secretin, gastrin and bicar-bonate, helping maintain the gastric pH in dogs and humans (TRA). LD50 ether extracts 12,200