Turmeric (Curcuma longa)
Long before Turmeric lattes were trendy, this incredible vibrant yellow coloured cousin of ginger, was used in traditional Chinese and Ayurveda medicine to treat a wide variety of digestive, metabolic and inflammatory disorders.
Studies have shown Turmeric has powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immunomodulatory, wound healing, antimicrobial activities. It was once believed that these activities were due to the isolated curcumin however, research beyond the early 2000’s identified numerous chemical entities and therefore deemed more viable therapeutically as a whole extract.
Basically, it should be stashed in every pantry and medicine cabinet too, with all its amazing healing properties both in treatment and preventative medicine it’s no wonder it has been such an important herb over the centuries.
Actions: Anti-inflammatory, anti-platelet, antioxidant, hypolipidemic, choleretic.
Indications: Peptic ulcer, dyspepsia, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, enhance phase II detoxification by the liver, asthma, Anticancer, Alzheimer’s disease and cardiovascular disease, cystic fibrosis, hypercholesterolaemia.
Pregnancy / Breastfeeding safe: Yes.
Enjoy in blends:
ALIVE & ENERGISE https://www.littlewildlingco.com/products/alive-energise
I AM GOLDEN https://www.littlewildlingco.com/products/i-am-golden-jar
HIBERNATE & CHILL https://www.littlewildlingco.com/products/hibernate-chill
Bone, K: The Ultimate Herbal Compendium: Turmeric (Curcuma longa) 2007, Pg. 67
Braun & Cohen: Herbs & Natural Supplements Vol 2, Pg 1009-1019, 2015