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Turmeric and Arthritis: What You Should Know

A Bit about Turmeric:

Turmeric is a saffron spice used famously in Indian curries and food. However, medical research shows that it's so much more than that. Turmeric has exceptional healing qualities. It is known for its anti-inflammatory properties that help in several health issues. Curcumin is a significant compound in turmeric known to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anticancer, and neuroprotective qualities.

What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a disease that causes the joints to swell and inflame. This disease is mainly seen in people over 65 and overweight people of all ages. Genetic factors are also important n determining the incidence of this disease.

Swollen and inflamed joints cause stiffness and inhibit the range of motion of the joints. People with arthritis might notice that their symptoms are worse in the morning than at any other time of the day.

People with rheumatoid arthritis may experience fatigue, fatigue, loss of appetite, and anemia.

Does Turmeric Help Arthritis Symptoms?

Curcumin in turmeric is said to have the following advantages for relieving arthritis.

1) Anti-inflammatory Properties

Given that arthritis has no cure, the best way to deal with the problems it creates is to treat its symptoms effectively. To that effect, turmeric's anti-inflammatory properties go a long way in relieving the discomfort of patients. A recent study revealed that in groups of participants who were given curcumin, a non-inflammatory medicinal drug, and a mixture, the first group reported the best improvement, without any gastric repercussions. In another study, curcumin was found to relieve pain and promote more effortless movement in patients suffering from arthritis.

2) Antioxidant Properties.

Aside from its anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric's antioxidant properties may prove particularly helpful in dealing with arthritis by protecting the bone's cartilage from damage.

Furthermore, its antioxidant properties may also prove beneficial in dealing with ailments of bones and the brain.

How To Consume Turmeric?

Turmeric can be consumed in various ways, taken directly in food as a spice or as tea or supplement.

As a Spice

The traditional Ayurvedic way to consume this spice is to add it to curries. You may also add it to any other savory salad or to your smoothie. What you need to remember is that if taken this way, the quantity consumed may not be sufficient to serve medicinal purposes. In which case, black pepper helps encourage the absorption of the spice.

As Tea

Another popular way of consuming turmeric is to make turmeric tea. Boil it in water with black pepper. You can drink this as is or add lemon, honey, and milk to taste!

As a supplement

This method is perhaps the best way to ensure that the required amount of curcumin is included in your diet. Curcumin supplements also sometimes contain additional ingredients to speed up absorption and should always be taken at a doctor's prescription to avoid any problems.

Final Word:

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