Why I Take a Turmeric Every Day: Dr. Birken Discusses Clinical Benefits
The turmeric on is made of the ground roots of the plant. The bright yellow color of processed turmeric has inspired many cultures to use it as a dye. Ground turmeric is also a major ingredient in curry powder. Capsules, teas, powders, and extracts are some of the turmeric products available commercially.
Curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric, and it has powerful biological properties. Ayurvedic medicine, a traditional Indian system of treatment, recommends turmeric for a variety of health conditions. These include chronic pain and inflammation . Western medicine has begun to study turmeric as a pain reliever and healing agent.
Also, turmeric can potentially lower the risk of certain cancers as well as improving liver functioning.
"I have taken turmeric for years," Dr. Birken said. "I prefer this natural anti-inflammant to either ibuprofen or naproxen. But it is important to take a pharmacological grade turmeric compared to food grade. Our turmeric is made by Meriva considered the best bio-available form."