TURMERIC (CURCUMA LONGA)
Turmeric is a rhizomatous herb belonging to the Zingiberacea family (Ginger family). The latin name of this plant is Curcuma longa. It has been in use since ancient times in India and China for various purpose. Owing to its amazing properties, the Europeans use turmeric since the last 700 years as a substitute for saffron. Millions of people in India use this herb on a daily basis which befittingly explains the great value possessed by this plant in our day to day life.
TURMERIC - A COMMON HOUSEHOLD SPICE
Most of us are familiar with this herb given its amazingly rich flavor and aroma. The yellow color in major food curries can be attributed to Turmeric. It supports healthy blood composition and all the organs supplied by it.
TURMERIC IN AYURVEDA
Ayurveda is an ancient holistic system of medicine. According to the history of Ayurveda, it is the oldest system of medicine which was originally conceived by Lord Brahma according to Hindu mythology. All other systems of medicine existing today have been adapted from Ayurveda.
Ayurveda literally means, "Knowledge of life". Ancient Ayurvedic texts have explained the meaning of the word Ayurveda with this beautiful quotation.
"Ayuha asmin vidyate annen vaa ayuha vindati iti Ayurveda"
Turmeric has been a very common ingredient in many Ayurvedic preparations. It is an herb with multiple uses and accordingly it is used commonly by people across the world.
WHAT IS CURCUMIN?
Curcumin is the principle compound of Turmeric which is responsible for the yellow color of this herb. It is extracted from the rhizomes of Curcuma longa after a rigorous process of extraction.
Ideal curcumin supplements should contain standardized extracts of 95% curcuminoids present in Turmeric. These extracts give the best results, therefore it is always good to go for 95% curcuminoid content while purchasing any Turmeric supplement.
Curcumin is one of the most extensively researched plant pigment today. It is being studied for the properties exhibited by Turmeric in case of various disease conditions. The anti- cancer, anti-diabetic, anti-hypertensive and anti-inflammatory properties are amongst the most sought after and widely researched areas for which Turmeric is being studied.
HERBAL REMEDIES CONTAINING CURCUMIN BY PLANET AYURVEDA
Planet Ayurveda's Curcumin Capsule is made form 100 % standardized extract of pure 500 mg Curcumin. They contain 95% of curcuminoid alkaloid found packed in vegetable capsule shells.
Planet Ayurveda's Curcumin capsules come in an attractive packing which has 60 vegetable capsules (no gelatin used) in each bottle. No sugars, yeast, starch, colors, binders, fillers or any other additives are used in preparing this capsule.
CAN CURCUMIN CAPSULES BE USED FOR CHILDREN?
Curcumin is as good for children as it is for adults. Curcumin capsules can be effectively and safely used for children to support their overall health and well being.
For children below 6 years of age: The capsule can be cut open and its ingredients can be mixed with honey and given. (The dosage may vary)
For 6 - 14 years of age group: 1 capsule once or twice daily can be given.
Above 14 years: Adult dose can be given.
Planet Ayurveda has formulated another product named Boswellia Curcumin Capsules, which integrates standardized extract of both Boswellia and Curcumin into a single supplement. Boswellia Curcumin Capsules have been formulated to act as a great dietary supplement for one and all. Both Boswellia and Turmeric (Curcumin) are natural herbs of great value in Ayurveda. When combined together, these form a very effective health supplement.
Boswellia is a very potent herb mentioned in Ayurveda. It is a huge tree that yields a resinous gum extract known as sallai guggul. It helps to support healthy joints. Boswellic acid is the major active compound present in Boswellia which is known for maintaining joint health in the body.
Together, Boswellia and Curcumin become the ultimate support for keeping healthy joints along with maintaining the overall health of the body.
Each capsule of Boswellia-Curcumin (500 mg) contains standardized extract of 250mg of Boswellia serrata and standardized extract of 250 mg of 95% curcuminoids obtained from Curcuma longa.
1 - 2 Capsules, twice daily.
IS THERE ANY SIDE - EFFECTS OF CURCUMIN?
It is a safe natural supplement which can be used up to a dosage of 8000mg per day. It is a great natural supplement which supports healthy living and maintains all the organs of the body in good shape.