Medincinal Properities of Tumeric (Curcuma longa)
Used as an alternative, complimentary traditional chinese medicine for thousands of years.
- Acts to protect the liver against toxins
- Improves circulation
Applications and mode of action:
Digestive System: Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, induces the flow of bile which breaks down fats.
Systemic: It acts as an anti-inflammatory and an anti-oxidant
Antibacterial properties: The volatile oils in turmeric appear to have anti-bacterial properties and protect the skin when applied topically to sites of injury.
The Benefits of Tumeric. Retrieved August 9, 2010 from http://www.nutritional-supplements-health-guide.com/benefits-of-turmeric.html