Turmeric for Arthritis Pain Relief

Arthritis is a chronic inflammatory condition that involve about one-percent of the society, and can run in families because of genetic influences. Individuals with arthritis may appear to experience continuous pain. Natural arthritis remedies have been established to be safe, effective and cheaper.  These home remedies indeed improved the quality of life among people with arthritis by relieving them of the pain caused by arthritis, and often of the inflammation as well. Along with the numerous home remedies known to individuals today for arthritis is turmeric.

Turmeric is a beneficial natural joint pain relief because of the anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antiseptic components it contains. Turmeric is a member of ginger families that and is commonly used in ayurvedic treatment protocols. Turmeric is also effective for liver conditions, reduces the tendency of body to accumulate bad cholesterol, and prevents formation of tumors.  Curcumin, a compound found in turmeric, also has the capacity to act on the liver to stimulate LDL reception, which results in clearing bad cholesterol out of the body. Aside from that, curcumin is a rich source of vitamin B6, which can protect the body by preventing formation of cardiac plaques which results to heart attacks.

Due to its anti-inflammatory effects, turmeric can relieve the inflammation and swelling brought about by arthritis. In fact, turmeric is a well-known herb for arthritis and has been used to relieve inflammation for centuries.  To incorporate turmeric intake in the diet, one can mix turmeric powder with milk. This can be done at least thrice a day. Also, it is important to make sure that turmeric is pure and in its most natural form, as prepared packs of turmeric may be of less quality. Most of turmeric prepared in packets is not pure, so look for the root and powder for most competent effects. The turmeric should be tightly sealed in a container and kept in a dark, dry and cool environment. Make sure to keep fresh turmeric rhizome inside the refrigerator.

Turmeric is what gives mustard its bright yellow color. To add turmeric to your daily diet, add a small amount to egg or chicken salad or sprinkle some of this spice in omelets. Adding turmeric, along with cloves and butter, to basmati rice produces delightfully aromatic-flavored rice. You can also combine turmeric with paprika and cumin for a dry rub for meats. Really, all you have to do is add a teaspoon of turmeric most any dish; vegetables, rice dishes, beans, soups and even casseroles.

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