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Other Names:

Saffron from India, Batallita, Carmotillo, Dragon, Jengibrillo, root Americana, Turmero, Yuquilla.

Although it may seem strange, spices and hot sauces play an important role in the diet of people in the tropics. Without them it would be difficult to maintain, and the digestion of food in warm climates. The proper use of spices is one more example of folk wisdom.

Habitat: originally from the island of Java, but extended to other tropical countries of Asia, Central America and the Caribbean.

Description: perennial plant of the family of Zingiberáceas, which reaches up to one meter in height. Presents from 5 to 10 large sheets, with the petiole very long. The flowers are white or yellowish. The rhizome is bulky, up to 10 cm. in diameter.

Used parts: the rhizomes (underground stems)

Properties and indications: the rhizome of turmeric contains an essential oil, pigments, a bitter principle, organic acids, resin and starch. It is a tonic stomach similar to ginger. It stimulates the secretion of gastric juices, and thus facilitates the digestion of inapetentes or dyspeptic. It is used in cases of chronic gastritis and hypochlorhydria (lack of hydrochloric acid in the stomach) It also has properties colagogas (facilitates the removal of the gallbladder) and Carmine (prevents intestinal gas) It stimulates the secretion of gastric juices, and thus facilitates the digestion of inapetentes or dyspeptic. It is used in cases of chronic gastritis and hypochlorhydria (lack of hydrochloric acid in the stomach) It also has properties colagogas (facilitates the removal of the gallbladder) and Carmine (prevents intestinal gas) In some Central American countries is used to reduce cholesterol levels.

Use: infuse with 15 or 20 grams. Of rhizomes per liter of water. Swallowed a cup during the meal. Powder is administered 1 gram daily divided into 3 times.

Active Principles.

Essential oil (3 - 5%) rich carbides terpénicos (zingibereno) and ketones Sesquiterpenes (turmeronas) dyestuffs (3 - 6%) curcumin, curcumoides.


Hepatobiliary dyskinesias, cholecystitis, cholelithiasis, hepatitis, dyspepsia hiposecretoras, flatulence, diarrhea, gastrointestinal spasms. Hyperlipidemia, prevention of atherosclerosis and thromboembolic events.


Obstruction of bile. Its use for treatment of cholelithiasis should be done only under prescription and medical supervision. Do not prescribe in the event of gastroduodenal ulcer or gastritis (see precautions)

Do not prescribe dosage forms with alcohol content to children under two years or consultants in the process of alcohol addiction.

Caution / Poisoning.

The curcuminoides presented an action citostática in vitro and is considered its continued use can induce the formation of stomach ulcers.

Take into account the alcohol content of the fluid extract and tincture.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Use a food: turmeric or curry, as a condiment.

Infusion: 20 g / l, 200 to 300 g per day.

Fluid extract (1: 1) 5 to 25 drops a day, 1 - 3 times a day.

Tincture (1: 10) 50 to 100 drops, one to three times a day.

Micronized powder: 100 mg, half an hour before meals.

Dry extract (5: 1) 50 mg / capsule, half an hour before the main meal.


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This Could Reduce Risk of Herb Alzheimer's disease and cancer?

By Allen S. Josephs, M. D.

Learning new information can be a stimulating thing. Too many of us, unfortunately, are not interested in obtaining the knowledge of what new and growing. He had been actively studying nutrition for the past ten years and consider myself something of an authority. However, when meeting new information in the field of nutrition, I find rather emocionando. Well, today is one of those days.

For years I had read about the turmeric plant which was unknown until recently and I realized the extent of this very powerful nutritious food. Turmeric, otherwise known as Curcumin is a member of the ginger family that is cultivated extensively through India, China and Indonesia. Turmeric is the biggest ingredient in the Caribbean, a spice that is used a lot in the Indian diet. He knew their purpose as antiinflammatory along with some anticancer effects, but after having read of his great power nutritious.

Researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles have indicated that India has one of the lowest rates of Alzheimer's disease in the world, estimated to be about 1% of individuals over the age of 65, while about 10 % Of Americans over the age of 65 allegedly developed Alzheimer's disease. The researchers suggested that perhaps the Curcumin had some effect anti - Alzheimer's. Recent literature has indicated that the long - term use of anti - inflammatory drug spheroidal not as ibuprofen may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease. Unfortunately, these drugs have long - term consequences that lead to a risk of bleeding and ulcers in the event of damage to liver and kidney.

Researchers from UCLA conducted a rather interesting experiment. The mice are genetically raised to develop Alzheimer's. The mice were then treated with various doses of Curcumin. It was found that relatively low doses of Curcumin decreased Alzheimer's disease by destroying the pathological changes in the brains of mice by about 50%. The researchers concluded that consumption of Curcumin may be a safer alternative in comparison with non - steroidal anti - inflammatory drugs to help reduce the incidence of Alzheimer's disease.

Additionally, there are multiple studies in medical literature that suggests that Curcumin can have some real potential to treat various forms of cancer. In making this recent research, I was pleased to see that is currently experiencing by the National Cancer Institute several possible therapies for prostate, breast cancers. Among this is the Curcumin. In an article published in the journal Anti - Cancer Research this year, indicated that extensive research over the past fifty years suggests that this nutritious food can prevent and treat cancer. The anti - cancer effects of Curcumin from its ability to suppress proliferation of a variety of tumor cells and appear to be effective not only to suppress tumor initiation, but also promote tumor and metastasis (the spread of cancer)

Pharmacologically, as nutritious food is safe in human clinical trials that show no dose limiting toxicity up to 10g (10, 000 mg. A day. The authors of the paper concludes by saying that studies have suggested that the Curcumin has enormous potential in the prevention and therapy of cancer.

Curcumin appears to have a positive effect on bladder function. It also has some beneficial effects with respect to the cardiovascular system including the lowering of cholesterol levels and inhibition of adding the board.

It is rare for children suffering from the disease of Alzheimer's disease, I recommend certain nutrients. should routinely take good dose of vitamins C, E and B complex, cod - liver oil and antioxidants, but now having reviewed the literature on turmeric, I suggest this plant as a food supplement as well. I am pleased to announce that The Institute for Nutritional Sciences (NIS) has added turmeric standardized to its product line totaling about 150 different products. Each capsule contains 900 mg. turmeric standardized to 95% of Curcumin (the highest level available) Even more, NSI includes 5 mg Bioperine to dramatically increase the absorption of Curcumin in the flow of blood. The capsules are easier to swallow pills that rock hard and folders that contain artificial coloring.

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