Carmel, CA Arthritis Sufferers Look To Spice Up Their Life And Reduce Joint Painby Richard Kuehn on 07/17/12
Arthritis can be very debilitating and make normal day-to-day tasks increasingly difficult, particularly for seniors. Help has come from a surprising place. Turmeric, best known as an ingredient in curry, is thought by researchers to help. Curcumin, an organic chemical which gives turmeric its yellow color, has been found in two studies to help at least as much as commonly used anti-inflammatory drugs and without the potential side effects such as liver damage and gastrointestinal bleeding. Turmeric ground from Curcuma longa (a root that looks similar to ginger) has been used for thousands of years in India for anti-inflammatory purposes. Typically they would mix it with milk or butter and eaten, or mixed with oil and put on the skin to help reduce swelling and pain. How wonderful that relief may come from a simple remedy of something completely natural. It's just too bad that we were thousands of years behind India in discovering this home remedy.