Turmeric root, the spice of life, extracted from Curcuma longa and medicinally called curcumin (because it gets its yellow colour from its pigment content named curcumin) is a herb without which no Indian curry or vegetable preparation is complete. For a layman, it is a coloring agent and an aromatic stimulant but it has more uses than that meets the eye.
Discovered by the Chinese, Vietnamese and the Indians as a natural Ayurvedic medicinal spice, it has been used since 4000 years or so for treating diseases and wounds. And apart from its significance in culinary preparations, it is also used for dying textiles and in religious ceremonies, identified as a symbol of purity, piousness, a new beginning, fertility and prosperity.
Haldi ceremony (the name is self-explanatory as Haldi being the most popular name of turmeric in India) is celebrated on the same day as the wedding day, where it is applied to the groom and the bride just before their bath, indulging them in a natural spa for purity and beauty. It also signifies chakra (energy in our body) and sun (heat).
A pinch of turmeric has more than 300 naturally occurring components-it is that powerful. With traces of beta-carotene, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), calcium, flavonoids, iron, niacin, potassium, zinc etc besides the primary content curcumin, it is about 60-70 per cent carbohydrates, 6-13 per cent water, 6-8 per cent protein, 5-10 per cent fat, 3-7 per cent essential oils, 2-7 per cent dietary fibre and 1-6 per cent curcuminoids.
Demethoxycurcumin and bisdemethoxycurcumin are some other curcuminoids found in turmeric apart from primary oils like turmerone, germacrene, atlantone and zingiberene from their long repertoire of 34 oil varieties.
Turmeric is a polyphenol and thrives as an anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-oxidant agent while fighting infections that cause inflammation and also blocks the growth of enzymes that produce oxidants in the body whether applied on the skin or taken orally.
Moreover, with its immunity-boosting property, it has become one of the most preferred possibilities alongside many other therapeutic remedies to dodge the dreadful jaws of Covid-19 at a time when we are still inundated with the idea of a perfect vaccine as promises hold their head high in hope of its arrival ‘at any time and very soon’.
But because of its grainy edifice and insolubility, it is taken with milk, piperine (black pepper) and oil for easy absorption, but recently, for its bioavailability in stores, it has been formulated in its nano(small) form as Nano curcumin in different formulations and for different types of treatments.
In this article, we will be highlighting Turmeric Supplements for various types of joint pains like arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and inflammation brought about by excess mobility and old age respectively.
Benefits of Nano Curcumin
Curcumin Is a Natural Anti-Inflammatory Compound
Hiku tablets by Vogue Wellness are enriched with Nano curcumin combined with Boswellic acid and Piperine in it to make the supplement more effective. To be taken with warm milk or water, it offers to not just cure the joint pains but also repair damaged tissues.
Going by the myriad uses of turmeric, the formulated supplement, along with curing joint pains and tissue repairs will be additionally useful in following ways to some extent:
It acts as an antioxidant, skin whitening agent, immunity booster, antiseptic and in treatment of the common cold, brain maladies, Alzheimer, heart diseases, certain types of cancer, acne, liver problems, malaria, diabetes, Crohn’s disease, headache, bronchitis, cavities, gum diseases, toothache, leprosy, menstrual problems, lungs infection, eye inflammation, jaundice, leech bites, ringworms, gall bladder and kidney stone.
Curcumin Boosts Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor, Linked to Improved Brain Function and a Lower Risk of Brain Diseases. The uses of Nano Curcumin cannot be ignored and if it is taken with right Combination, it can do wonders.
I am sure, going through the above use of turmeric you must be thanking your forbearers for those savoury meals which were so full of health while we join the bandwagon with our new super powerful convenient pill.
But despite the multi-feathers on its hat, constituting of qualities like flavouring, curing, cosmetic and religion significance, it is not without its fair share of side-effects when taken in a large dose. Let us have a look at some of them for our safety:
- Burning sensation in the stomach
- Nausea and diarrhea
- Allergic reaction
- Iron deficiency
- Kidney stones and many more.
Moreover, it can interact with certain medications as well, so avoid taking it if you
- are on a blood-thinning prescription, as it may further thin your blood to dangerous levels
- are pregnant, stick to food preparations as excess can trigger mensuration
- have gallbladder or bile destruction problem
- have a stomach disorder called GERD, gastroesophageal reflux disease
- have blood pressure
Arthritis Patients Respond Very Well to Curcumin Supplements.
Vogue Wellness, shares the ideology of living and enjoy healthy life and deals with supplement products that have zero side-effects, and absorb easily into your body for Relief from Joint pains.
You must be curious about knowing natural ways of staying away from joint pains and how the natural herbs can be useful in treating these joint pains.
Best time for taking Nano Curcumin Supplements:
It is preferable to take the pill in lunchtime but if taken at dinnertime or in milk, it will certainly help ease the joint pains, relax and repair tissues and de-stress one.
Question and Answers
Are turmeric and curcumin the same thing?
Somewhat. Curcumin is a pigment which gives the yellow colour to turmeric and it is a curcuminoid. But turmeric is popularly called curcumin because curcumin forms most of its content, so you can say that they both are same.
Why curcumin and piperine are a powerful combination?
Because piperine in black pepper helps absorb the grainy curcumin faster in the body.
Can it cure coronavirus?
It can help to some extent but it is not a complete cure. Its immunity-boosting properties can be useful as a preventive measure. It can fight infection also so it can help alleviate the virus to some extent but not totally.
Vogue Wellness, joint pain product range has been formulated by proven scientists and doctors who have years of experience in innovative nutritional and dietary supplements for complete wellness. Products are Made with the natural herbs and spices, that are affordable, result-oriented and free from side-effects.
Add a Supplement like HIKU in your routine with Nano curcumin benefits to stay away from Joint pains and work for a Healthy and injury free life. Right supplement can help you lead a complete healthy Life and that’s what Vogue wellness wishes for everyone.
Vogue Wellness also suggest you see your doctor if you have any unexplained joint pain, especially if it doesn’t go away on its own after a few days. Early detection and diagnosis can allow for effective treatment of the underlying cause of your discomfort.
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