Curcuma Longa and Curcumin

Curcuma longa is a widely spread herb in South Asia and India, and it is a member of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae.
It is used today as a spice in the Asian cuisine, and other cuisines in over one-third of the world.

Health Benefits and Uses

There are many and varied medical uses of Curcuma longa roots. It is used for treating the digestive system, arthritis, cardiovascular diseases, respiratory system diseases, skin diseases,  urinary system disorders, liver and gallbladder diseases, and cancer.

Curcuma longa is one of the most significant herbs in India, China, Japan, and South Asia. And it is one of the safest, most efficient herbs to use for cleansing the body from accumulated toxins.

One of the most important compounds of Curcuma longa is curcumin. And it is gaining much interest nowadays. Wherein many research and scientific articles tackled and commended the efficiency of curcumin in treating many diseases.
Curcuma longa and curcumin are ranked first as the most popular herb and natural agents worldwide in scientific, medical, and pharmaceutical research. Today, there are over 7000 scientific research about them, especially curcumin.

Most of these research emphasize the medical efficiency of curcumin, for it is a highly potent antioxidant, anticancer, and antibiotic.
We remind you that curcumin is of the compounds of Curcuma longa. And it is usually taken in high concentrations of 95% in order to gain the maximum benefits possible. Research revealed that one should take 4000 milligrams or more of curcumin in order to treat powerful inflammations and cancer.

Info: There is a difference between turmeric as a spice, and curcumin that is extracted from turmeric, which usually contains 95% of curcumin.
Note: In order to earn maximum benefits, one should take 5-30 grams of turmeric (the spice) daily, or 1-8 grams of curcumin (turmeric extract) daily.
Turmeric- Spice

Curcuma Longa Properties

Curcuma Longa (turmeric) has unusual and odd effects on the human body, that may seem contradictory at times. On the one hand, it acts as a sedative and antispasmodic. And on the other hand, it acts as an energizer, improves the mood and the blood flow in the body. Meaning that it acts in accordance with the body’s state. Wherein the body absorbs the effective agents in Curcuma longa according to its needs.

The body adjusts and chooses the amount and type of compounds to absorb and the compounds to get rid of on its own. For example, the body would absorb the sedative agents that help to secrete serotonin in the brain if the body is in a state of depression and sadness. And it would absorb the energizing agents if the body in a state of lethargy and fatigue.
Furthermore, it would absorb the agents that maintain blood pressure, in case blood pressure was high. The body can moreover benefit from the Curcuma longa agents that help to treat stomach and kidneys problems.

Curcuma Longa has a unique property, wherein it helps to warm the stomach, and distributes heat in the body according to its needs. As well as to regulate the blood circulation and control the metabolic functions of the liver.

Therefore, Curcuma longa root decreases the temperature of certain organs in the body, especially organs with a high temperature. And it can increase sweating, especially when having diseases accompanied by a very high temperature. Such as the flu, and Infectious mononucleosis.

Additional Curcuma Longa Properties

Curcuma longa root (Turmeric) is safe for use, and is one of the most efficient herbs in cleansing the body from toxicants due to its various properties.

It repairs the liver cells, and stimulates the secretion of liver enzymes. Furthermore, it invigorates blood circulation and strengthens the immune system in order to eliminate toxins and combat inflammations.
Moreover, it improves the digestive system and helps it to eliminate toxins, and it balances the nervous system, making one feel more calm and comfortable.

In short, Curcuma longa impacts all body systems, and it additionally removes phlegm from the lungs and clears the respiratory system.
It also increases blood flow to the joints and prevents blood clots in the veins. Moreover, it increases insulin secretion and decreases sugar, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels in the blood.

Curcumin has many healing and preventative benefits, for it is an antioxidant agent that protects brain cells, improves memory, and prevents dementia and brain cells atrophy.
It also highly affects the digestive system, for it helps it treat inflammations and improve the absorption process. It affects the entire digestive tract, wherein it kills all germs, fungi, parasites, viruses, and worms.
And Curcuma longa is the safest and most efficient herb in regulating and cleansing the digestive system.

Curcuma long root is also diuretic. Therefore it cleanses that urinary tract and improves its functions, and consequently helps treat inflammations. Additionally, it increases sexual desire and performance since it invigorates the blood circulation in the genitals.

At Hekma Center, we use Curcumin in many of our natural organic supplements. Including supplements for all types of cancer, interstital lung disease, and inflammations such as hepatitis, prostatitis, rheumatism, and others.

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