Turmeric Health Benefits in Orlando
Turmeric is a plant in the ginger family that is native to tropical South Asia. The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin which gives the plant ts bright yellow color and its warm peppery taste. This spice is used in Asia and the Middle East in food preparation, such as in curry, however the recent focus has been on the health benefits of this wonderful herb. It has been studied for its anti-inflammatory benefits as well as its ability to fight cancer, Alzheimer’s Disease, and infections.
Turmeric is known as a COX-2 inhibitor like Celebrex for reducing inflammation. What this means is that it has the ability to inhibit an enzyme that causes inflammation, therefore can help with joint pain, and other overall body pain. A study done following patients with arthritis showed that these patients that took turmeric for 8 months had improvements in the pain that experienced in addition to decrease in stiffness in joints an improvement in physical function, compared to those that did not take the herb.
This herb is a potent antioxidant that can protect our cells. Recent studies have noted that turmeric can stop the replication of certain cancer cells, and as a result slowing the spread of cancer. Also noted was turmerics benefit to protect the brain from damage that could lead to Alzheimer’s.
At Orlando Four Seasons Acupuncture Treatments we treat Back Pain, Shoulder Pain, Inflammation, Arthritis and many other health concerns that benefit from acupuncture and with supplementation of certain herbs such as turmeric. If you suffer from Acute or Chronic Pain call to day to see how Acupuncture and Herbal Therapies can benefit you.
Orlando Four Seasons Acupuncture. 110 N. Orlando Ave. Suite 3 Maitland, Florida 32751. 321-662-4871