See Part 1 for Intro
B. Curcumin in Turmeric Acts a Natural Anti-Inflammatory
Turmeric’s anti inflammatory properties are significant.
Inflammation is important to good health. Without inflammation, bacteria could run wild in our bodies.
While short-term inflammation is helpful, in the long term it is a problem.
Some scientists now postulate that even low-level inflammation plays a major role in almost every chronic disease. This includes heart disease, cancer, metabolic syndrome, Alzheimer’s and many diseases.
Therefore,when we fight inflammation, we are interdicting and even correcting many diseases.
Since curcumin is strongly anti-inflammatory, it tends match and sometimes exceed the effectiveness of some anti-inflammatory drugs.
Curcumin in fact targets several steps in the inflammatory pathway, at the cellular even molecular level.
Curcumin block a molecule that travels into the nuclei of cells and turns on genes related to inflammation.
Some studies suggest its potency is comparable to anti-inflammatory pharmaceutical drugs… but not dangerous side effects.