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Turmeric is a rhizomatous herb belonging to the Zingiberacea family (Ginger family). The latin name of this plant is Curcuma longa. It has been in use since ancient times in India and China for health purposes. Owing to its amazing health benefits, the Europeans use turmeric since the last 700 years as a substitute for saffron. Millions of people in India use this herb on a daily basis which befittingly explains the great medicinal value possessed by this plant.

Turmeric- A Common Household Spice

Most of us are familiar with this herb given its amazingly rich flavor and aroma. It possesses amazing medicinal properties. The yellow color in major food curries can be attributed to Turmeric. It is a great blood purifier and works very well to protect the body against microorganisms, thus serving as a potent natural anti-biotic.

Turmeric in Ayurveda

Ayurveda is an ancient holistic system of medicine. According to the history of Ayurveda, it is the oldest system of medicine which was originally conceived by Lord Brahma according to Hindu mythology. All other systems of medicine existing today have been adapted from Ayurveda.
Ayurveda literally means, "Knowledge of life". Ancient Ayurvedic texts have explained the meaning of the word Ayurveda with this beautiful quotation.

"Ayuha asmin vidyate annen vaa ayuha vindati iti Ayurveda"

Turmeric has been a very common ingredient in many Ayurvedic preparations. It is an herb with multiple health benefits and accordingly it is used in a variety of preparations giving amazing results.

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Its main actions as a medicinal herb in Ayurveda can be enumerated below:-

  1. It is a great pain relieving herb used widely as an amazing analgesic.
  2. It supports the effective absorption of nutrients by the body.
  3. It is a great detoxifier helping to effectively eliminate waste products from the body.
  4. Given its blood purifying properties, Turmeric helps in maintaining a healthy circulatory system.

What is Curcumin?

Curcumin is the principle compound of Turmeric which is responsible for the yellow color of this herb. It is extracted from the rhizomes of Curcuma longa after a rigorous process of extraction.
Ideal curcumin supplements should contain standardized extracts of 95% curcuminoids present in Turmeric. These extracts give the best results, therefore it is always good to go for 95% curcuminoid content while purchasing any Turmeric supplement.
Curcumin is one of the most extensively researched plant pigment today. It is being studied for the properties exhibited by Turmeric in case of various disease conditions. The anti-cancer, anti-diabetic, anti-hypertensive and anti-inflammatory properties are amongst the most sought after and widely researched areas for Turmeric.

Planet Ayurveda's Curcumin Capsules

Planet Ayurveda's Curcumin capsule is made form 100 % standardized extract of pure 500 mg Curcumin. They contain 95% of curcuminoid alkaloid found packed in vegetable capsule shells.
Planet Ayurveda's Curcumin capsules come in an attractive packing which has 60 vegetable capsules (no gelatin used) in each bottle. No sugars, yeast, starch, colors, binders, fillers or any other additives are used in preparing this capsule.

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Use of Curcumin Capsules in Various Health Conditions

  1. All kinds of joint pains – Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis etc.
  2. All allergic conditions
  3. Diabetes
  4. Muscular injury
  5. Cancer –all types
  6. Alzheimer's disease
  7. Prostate enlargement
  8. All kinds of inflammatory conditions in the body.

Can Curcumin Capsules be used for Children?

Curcumin is as good for children as it is for adults.
Curcumin capsules can be effectively and safely used for children especially in case of allergic conditions like bronchial asthma, bronchitis, cancers etc. The dose for children is 500 mg to 1 g per day.
For children below 6 years of age: - the capsule can be cut open and its ingredients can be mixed with honey and given. (The dosage may vary)
For 6 -14 years of age group: - 1 capsule once or twice daily can be given.
Above 14 years: - Adult dose can be given.

Side Effects of Curcumin Capsules

It is a safe herbal supplement which can be used up to a dosage of 8000 mg per day. As many as 16 capsules can be consumed in a day as per the disease, without any noticeable side effects. The dose is variable depending upon the disease for which it is taken.

Dosage of Curcumin Capsules

Standard dosage of curcumin capsules for adults ranges from 2 capsules, twice daily with plain water after meals – in case of inflammation.
For cancer patients, the dosage can be up to 3 – 4 capsules per dose depending up on the type of cancer.
As a natural anti-oxidant, 1 capsule can be taken twice, per day.

Planet Ayurveda's Other Formulations Containing Curcumin

Owing to the great medicinal benefits of Curcumin, Planet Ayurveda has formulated another product named BOSWELLIA CURCUMIN CAPSULE, which integrates the benefits of both Boswellia and Curcumin into a single supplement.

Boswellia Curcumin Capsules

Planet Ayurveda's Boswellia Curcumin Capsules have been formulated to provide a natural solution to all kinds of inflammatory problems in the body. Both Boswellia and Curcumin are great as natural anti-inflammatory herbs. When combined together, these form a potent combination for all kinds of pain and inflammation in the body.
Boswellia is a very potent herb mentioned in Ayurveda for its beneficial effects in case of Arthritis. It is a huge tree that yields a resinous gum extract known as sallai guggul. It improves the blood circulation to the joint areas thereby reducing the inflammation at the site of the joint. Boswellic acid is the major active compound present in Boswellia which is known for promoting healthy joint function in the body.
Boswellia when combined with Curcumin, becomes a very potent anti-oxidant which helps maintain health of the circulatory and nervous system as well. Together, Boswellia and Curcumin become the ultimate source of natural joint aid for the body.

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Dosage of Boswellia Curcumin Capsules

1 -2 Capsules twice daily, with plain water, after meals