Curcuma longa plant commonly known as TurmericTurmeric (Curcuma longa) is well known for its Joint Support properties, is a deep orange colour and is a member of the ginger family. The plant has broad leaves and a bulb type root and grows to a maximum height of 1metre.
It is the Curcuminoids found in the broad leaves of the plant, that are what provides joint and muscle support. These curcuminoids are better known as curcumin and scientific studies have demonstrated curcumin to have strong anti-oxidant properties. These anti-oxidants are what help to neutralise free-radicals, resulting in joint and muscle relief.
Turmeric has been used as a medicine, spice and colouring agent for thousands of years and has been listed in herbal texts as far back as 600 BC.
Curcumin alone, is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream, but studies have proven, absorption can be substantially enhanced with the addition of Piperine, (Black Pepper) a natural substance.
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We recommend 1/2 teaspoon (2.5g) of Organics NZ Turmeric with Kampot Black Pepper Powder per day, for adults over 18 years.
When adding turmeric to your diet, here’s some suggestions:
The Balinese add fresh turmeric to water, ginger and honey for a refreshing summer drink.It can be added fresh or dried to curries and stir-fries.Mixed with milk and cinnamon for a warming winter beverage. Adding black pepper increases the absorption of the active constituent curcumin, as does the addition of fat, such as in a coconut curry. The latest craze is adding it to coffee that contains fat in the form of milk, cream or coconut oil to enhance bio availability. There is some sense in this, however, we’re not likely to ever get a clinical trial to confirm it! Whatever the delivery mechanism, it is better to have a daily dose of turmeric than none at all.