Extended winters this year were quite painful mostly for the fever, cough, and cold that it brought along with it. The best home remedy for all the above-stated ailments is undoubtedly curcumin. Curcumin can be taken in any form like smoothies, the all-time favorite haldi dhoodh, or turmeric milk or in tea. What is curcumin that everyone seems to be talking about these days? Curcumin is one of the natural polyphenols obtained from the root of the turmeric plant or Curcuma longa. Turmeric has been known for its amazing medicinal properties since time immemorial due to its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antiseptic properties.
Multi-benefits of curcumin for the physical and mental well being of an individual are as follows:
- Aids in weight loss and weight management
- Improves the symptoms of any kind of respiratory disorders
- It is considered to be at par with the regular NSAIDs and painkillers, cures headaches, pain, and swelling
- Strengthens the joints, natural antiseptic, and antibiotic
- Excellent blood purifier
- Takes care of stomach ulcers, cough, and cold
- Keeps stress and anxiety at bay
- Prevents various types of cancers and degenerative diseases
After knowing all the benefits, there is a minute element of doubt in a lot of people about the use of curcumin during the summer months. It is an absolute myth that one needs to stop the consumption of curcumin during summers because its teaser is hot. In fact, continuing with the regular consumption of curcumin in moderate amounts through the year is seen to have a positive effect on the overall health of an individual.
If the idea of taking a hot turmeric drink during summers seems to be unbearable, one can try some of the turmeric cool drinks:
- Wash turmeric root, lettuce leaves, carrot, and cucumber and juice them one by one or together. Add a dash of black pepper and lemon juice to enhance the taste. Drink it up immediately.
- Add turmeric in fruit smoothies. Have them as it is or freezes them in popsicles. This is a great way of benefitting kids with the goodness of curcumin.
- Try the beetroot juice with lemon and curcumin. Beetroot is rich in magnesium, calcium, and iron which keep the blood pressure under control.
- Black carrot or kanji as it is popularly known can be juiced and mixed with curcumin for a great cooling drink for summer. This combination of kanji and curcumin helps to keep the stomach in a healthy and cool state throughout the hot summer days.
A few things have to be kept in mind before consuming curcumin. Please ensure that curcumin is always consumed along with a pinch of black pepper so as to increase its bioavailability to the body. Patients with gall bladder issues and diabetes must use curcumin after proper consultation by the doctor. Pregnant ladies need to be a little careful while consuming turmeric.
Clinical Trial & Our Product
Since health care & medicine is an industry, formulations are controlled through intellectual property rights denying easy access to common people and maintaining the buoyancy for the interest holders.
Formula’s can be patented and that covers business interests that drive innovations these days.
So instead of conducting trials on the raw root, almost all companies promote clinically tested formulations of extracts to make it appear better then how the phytochemical was in its original state. Its like extracting an important organ from the body and then putting it on support system, expecting it to perform better in insolation then how it could perform when in it was in its natural form. The truth is, that the best way to consume a plant based medicine is in its raw form. Curcumin is one of the active ingredients in the root Curcuma Longa.
Since its more important to know what your food ate then what you ate, its important to know that the supplements you are using based on curcumin has curcumin from a gene modified variety of curcuma longa which suffers from an imbalance of every other mineral. You see a plant also behaves how a human body behaves when it is injected with steroids to gain muscle mass for body building purpose. The plants have higher levels of curcumin but all other secondary minerals found along curcumin in the plant get compromised as the plant can not feed all nutritions equally when it is designed to feed most of its nutrition towards developing higher levels of curcumin. It has severe side effects on the health of the plant and apparently on the people consuming such plants or extracts coming from these plants. However marketing and promotions have evolved to divert attention very wisely.
An extract of any herb can never be stored in its original state and hence needs base agents, preservatives which hardly leave it how it must be. We believe that access to medicine and healthcare is a basic right of every human and animal living on planet earth. Hence we do not first extract and then add preservatives or agents like pepperine to make the extract bio-available. This is the reason we never patent any of our products. We instead hand process the whole root we cultivate in our farms and share it with the people under different brand names for different health conditions based on the concentration of minerals present at testing. You can also buy the seed from us and cultivate it but it will certainly not be as potent as you get from us.
How potent is the active ingredient in the plant depends on the quality of seed, soil, water and environment. Our products work far better then most of the curcumin based supplements globally being used for Therapeutic benefits.
We do not intend to formulate or patent our products. So instead of choosing a supplement with an extract, choose wisely and go for the best and not the Cheapest.
All our products are cultivated, harvested, hand processed and distributed directly from our own farms to ensure that people who depend on our products for their acute and chronic problems get consistent supply of highest quality, ultra premium, medicinal grade, Non-GMO, Indigenous, Naturally enriched with curcumin, Wild Strand curcuma longa powder for therapeutic benefits. We cultivate this in the middle of a national park which happens to be the best breeding ground for Bengal tigers in India called Bandhavgarh.