Used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine, Turmeric has proven itself useful in modern medicine as a safe and effective anti-inflammatory agent. As most illnesses are caused by some form of inflammation in the body, turmeric can have wide-reaching health benefits. Research suggests benefits for hay fever, cholesterol, cancer, depression, Alzheimer’s and arthritis, to name a few. One study even found turmeric to be comparable with Ibuprofen for arthritis relief!
Unfortunately, raw turmeric has low levels of the active compound, curcuminoids, so adding it to your diet is usually not enough to get the full health effect. Supplements are formulated with high levels of curcuminoids making it the better option for supplementation.
Talk to one of our friendly pharmacists to see if you might benefit from Turmeric!