Can a curry really treat inflammation?

Can a curry really treat inflammation?

We're asked about turmeric in the shop quite a lot & it really has become popular recently, even making some appearances on TV health programmes. So what's all the fuss about?......

Turmeric is a herb which has been used in India for thousands of years for its medicinal properties. The active ingredient within turmeric, Curcumin, is a powerful anti inflammatory and anti oxidant, which offers many health benefits.

Curcumin is a natural anti inflammatory, as it helps fight against foreign cells and repairs cell damage. It's a brilliant treatment for symptoms of arthritis and every day aches and pains. Research shows that it can be as effective as some anti-inflammatory drugs.

Curcumin is also a strong anti-oxidant, which helps fight free radicals and prevents oxidative damage, a main cause of many diseases. Curcumin has been linked to improved brain function, and as a result of it's action on inflammation, it may help to prevent more serious degenerative diseases such as heart disease and some cancers.

However, the curcumin level in turmeric is only about 3%, so you won't get enough of it just by adding it to your food! Also curcumin is poorly absorbed in the bloodstream, so we have a range of products especially designed to boost levels in the body. Available in store or online at

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