Curry an antiinflammatory. I just read about this in

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by cjcookie, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. cjcookie

    cjcookie New Member

    Glamour magazine. They say "Curry contains substances that have powerful anti-inflammatory effects, and inflammation plays a role in everything from cancer to diabetes to heart disease." They say to put a pinch in your veggie soup. My Mom makes a very yummy curry dip for veggies. I'll get the recipe from her and post. I'm going to try to eat more of this.
  2. Redwillow

    Redwillow New Member

  3. CAAnnieB

    CAAnnieB New Member

    Hi cjcookie,

    My Fibro Dr. has recently added Tumeric/ Cucurmin to his treatment protocol for anti-inflammatory purposes. It also decreases cancer cell viability, kills candida & bacterial pathogens in the gut. Here's some info off the net on Curcumin:

    "What is Curcumin?

    Who said something that tastes good can't be good for you? Curcumin (Curcuma longa) is the source of the spice Turmeric, and is used in curries and other spicy dishes from India, Asia, and the Middle East. Curcumin is what gives the Curry its characteristic bright yellow color and strong taste. If curry is too spicy for your tummy, then you can still obtain the benefits of Curcumin by taking it as a nutritional supplement in convenient capsule form. Or, if you like the heat, break the capsule open and sprinkle it on your food.

    Like many herbal remedies, people first used Curcumin as a food and later discovered that it also had impressive medicinal qualities. Over the centuries, this spice has been used as a pain relieving, anti-inflammatory agent to relieve pain and inflammation in the skin and muscles. It has served as a treatment for jaundice, menstrual difficulties, hematuria, hemorrhage, colic, and flatulence. In modern times, research has focused on Curcumin's antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticarcinogenic, and antimicrobial properties, and on its use in cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal disorders, and as a treatment for the liver."

    I can't say if it has helped me yet, as I'm currently on a week's "vacation" from my meds/ supps due to a stomach/ intestinal flare! My Dr. recommends 900-3,600 mg daily...starting at the low dose & slowly increasing over time.

    Interesting, huh?

    Hugs,
    Annie

  4. dianam

    dianam New Member

    I have been doing a lot of additional research on Turmeric the past couple of days. It truly is good for lots of things including cancer. I am a 17 month bc survivor and I am trying to do everything I can to prevent it coming back. I have been taking Turmeric for about 6 months now and about six weeks ago I got a little bumpy red rash on my elbows that has since move to one of my fingers. Skin doctor says maybe eczema and he gave me a cream. Because I am so freaked out by anything that MIGHT have anything to do with cancer, I started looking at causes for rashes and of course the "C" word came up. I freak myself out with this stuff....but the point is, I found a couple of articles today that say that long term use of Turmeric can produce contact dermatitis. And yet in a number of other articals, it is indicated as a help for skin issues...

    Interesting subject.

    Diana