There are a lot of natural pain relievers in the world, but one of the most effective for supporting arthritis pain relief is turmeric. Turmeric is a spice used primarily in Southeast Asian cooking. It is made from the root of the turmeric plant and has an earthy, peppery flavor. Beyond its culinary uses, turmeric has been used as a medicinal herb for thousands of years because of the high presence of curcumin.
The Medicinal Properties Of Curcumin
Curcumin has long been used by both Ayurvedic and ancient Chinese medicinal practitioners to address a number of health issues including:
● Inflammatory conditions
● Chronic Pain
● Skin Diseases And Open Wounds
● Digestive Ailments
● Liver Conditions
In the Western world, curcumin and turmeric have only been recently discovered for its medicinal properties, specifically its anti-inflammatory characteristics.
Turmeric Is A Powerful Anti-Inflammatory
A number of scientific studies and clinical trials have shown that turmeric has natural anti-inflammatory properties. The results of these studies have even garnered the interest of the Arthritis Foundation. The working theory is that the curcumin present in turmeric reduces inflammation by blocking two enzymes 5-lipoxygenase and cyclooxygenase-2. These two enzymes cause swelling to stay in the body after injury or during illness. By blocking these enzymes, curcumin can help reduce swelling in the body.
Inflammation And Arthritis Pain
Arthritis pain can impact us in multiple ways. The first is from the tension and stiffness which can cause severe pain not only at the sight of the arthritis but in other areas of the body. However, the most common cause of pain is from the swelling and inflammation that can leave joints tender, sore, and throbbing. By reducing inflammation and swelling, you can reduce the pain caused by arthritis.
How To Use Turmeric To Help Support Arthritis Pain Relief
Regularly consuming turmeric can help reduce inflammation. However, because it is low soluble, the best way to ingest enough curcumin to deal with pain is not through consumption of the root, but through supplementation. Turmeric is also really effective when combined with other inflammatory fighting ingredients like ginger. Together these two act as some of the most powerful natural pain relievers in the world.
If you are looking for a way to add turmeric to your diet, you should try a supplement containing turmeric. Noxicare™ is formulated using seven powerful natural pain relievers including turmeric and ginger. The dosage of turmeric in Noxicare™ is ideal for bioavailability and can help support the relief from pain caused by arthritis. To learn more about how turmeric helps support pain, check out the “Why It Works” section of our website.