How Turmeric Benefits Rheumatoid Arthritic Patients?
Turmeric is a herb which has been used in Ayurveda and cooking since decades in India and so is called as ‘Indian Saffron’. It has many benefits in treating many health problems like cold, infections, wound, liver disease, especially those related to inflammation. It is well capable of treating the inflammation caused by Rheumatoid Arthritis as well. Arthritis is something which can’t be cured so easily. The inflammation and pain caused by it makes one restless. However out Indian tradition and Ayurveda has offered us with the goodness of turmeric to reduce the pain. Let’s check how you can use this herb.
Turmeric may not be as strong as modern medicines but it is a natural ingredient. People with Rheumatoid Arthritis are prescribed to take immuno-suppressant medicines throughout the life because it is important to maintain the immunity to prevent diseases to attack them. But these have harmful side effects which can be observed in long run. So it is better to switch to a natural ingredient that helps you with immunity. Turmeric is one such ingredient that also helps you to cope up with the inflammation due to Arthritis.
How Does Turmeric Helps In Arthritis?
There are 6 ways turmeric can help you to cope with this problem.
Reduces inflammation in the joints:
Turmeric contains curcumin which if consumed regularly in required quantity can reduce the release of a certain inflammatory enzyme and cytokins, and inflammation and inhibits their attack to the target tissues in the joints and other tissues. This way it relatively reduces the inflammation due to Arthritis.
Prevents degeneration of Arthritic tissues and joints:
Regular consumption of turmeric can reduce the process of degeneration of Arthritic tissues, bones and joints. After suffering with Arthritis for a long time period usually other diseases prevail which can be prevented with turmeric.
Induces programmed cell death:
Curcumin in turmeric induces death of programmed cell in the irreparable damaged area and prevents cell division and prevents formation of such new cells. Thus it prevents the damaged area from increasing.
Prevents and protects from Arthritis:
Regular consumption of curcuminoids in turmeric can prevent Arthritis before its attack and also protect the joints, bones and tissues. It also maintains the immune system and thus prevents other diseases can’t attack you easily.
Provides antioxidant effects and prevents oxidation of cells:
Curcumin in turmeric provides antioxidant effects to the target tissues, bones and joints, and prevents oxidation of cells thereby prevents degeneration of bones improving pain management.
Turmeric helps in pain management on regular consumption. There are many people who have agreed that up on regular consumption it reduces the pain making them to stop using pain killers.
How Much To Take?
Turmeric should be taken as part of diet than in any other form. Adults can take 400 mg to 600 mg thrice a day while turmeric root can be taken in the amounts of 1.5 g to 3 g a day. You can also dry the root and powder it which should be consumed in the amounts of 1g to 3 g per day.
How To Use It?
There are many ways to eat it regularly.
1. The body is not able to absorb turmeric; thus only less amount of it reaches the target tissues. So it is recommended to take it either through food or with cracker pepper or fats.
2. The easiest way is to use it as a spice and add to your food. However this way turmeric mostly concentrates on digestion rather than target tissues. So try taking it separately in other forms.
3. Take it along with ginger since ginger also has anti-inflammatory properties that prevent stiffness and swelling. You can make tea with these two herbs and drink it regularly. You can also prepare turmeric milk daily.
4. Bromelain is an enzyme present in pineapple that works perfectly with turmeric. Add this to your diet along with turmeric. Consume these two regularly and you will see the difference.
Have you tried turmeric for Rheumatoid Arthritic Patients?
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