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Turmeric


Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a commonly used spice in Asian cuisine and a member of the ginger family. The connexin enhancer and polyphenol curcumin is the active ingredient in this yellow colored spice.

Turmeric has long been considered to possess healthful properties and has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries as an anti-inflammatory and is a popular tea in Okinawa, Japan.

Recently, research into the medicinal properties of curcumin have greatly increased producing hundreds of papers on this molecule that have been published and cited by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Studies have shown curcumin might be beneficial for Alzheimer's disease, cancer, atherosclerosis (heart disease and stroke), eye disorders, liver disease, wound healing, psoriasis and effective for fighting a number of sexually transmitted diseases. It is interesting that all of these conditions curcumin (Turmeric) is beneficial for are all associated with connexin dysfunction.




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