This staple of East Indian cuisine may reduce inflammation in patients with gastrointestinal disorders such as Crohns, ulcerative colitis and more. Crohns Disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) characterized by varying areas of inflammation and ulcers (open sores) that occur along the innermost layer of the digestive tract. It can appear along the entire gastrointestinal tract but the majority of cases involve the small intestine or the first part of the large intestine.
Turmeric, a deep yellow-orange spice grown in India, Indonesia, China, the Philippines, Taiwan, Haiti and Jamaica, contains an active ingredient called curcumin and is showing promise in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disorders.
This broad spectrum medicinal plant has a wide array of protective properties such as: anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-bacterial, anti-tumor, anti-allergic, anti-oxidant, antiseptic and anti-spasmodic.