Do you know what Dr. Kathie & Anna’s favourite anti-inflammatory is?
Yup, we have a favourite anti-inflammatory – it’s curcumin.
Curcumin is part of the curcuminoid family that are commonly found in the spice tumeric and it’s reputation as a potent anti-inflammatory is growing.
What are the Signs of Inflammation?
The best example of how inflammation works is to think of a time when you have sprained an ankle, or other joint. Usually, the sprained ankle goes red, hot and gets puffy, which is the body’s way of sending white blood cells and other important clean up things to the area to help you heal.
- Pain in and around joints
- Redness and hotness over the affected area
- Swelling and stiffness
How does Curcumin help?
- It will help to relieve pain, stiffness and swelling of rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, improving mobility and protecting joints from further inflammatory damage
- Aids the management of soft tissue injuries, swelling and pain that are associated with bruises, repetitive strain injuries and sports injuries
- Curcumin will act as both an anti-inflammatory and an anti-oxidant to help maintain and protect heart and blood vessel health
- May help relieve symptoms of medically diagnosed irritable bowel syndrome
- Relive pain associated with menstrual pain and cramps
A Fun Fact:
Curcumin has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). According to TCM principles, conditions such as joint swelling, musculoskeletal trauma and PMS aren’t just caused by inflammation but also stagnation of Qi.
Tumeric has been traditionally prescribed to help invigorate Qi and relieve pain and swelling, nourishing the tissues and encouraging healing!