Sunday, August 7, 2011
Curcumin and Ginger as a Treament for Pancreatitis
In 2005 the mainstream medical community finally found out something I had previously known for 10 years which is ...
Curcumin treats acute and chronic pancreatitis.
When this article was published I had already been using curcumin (a component factor of turmeric) for over 10 years as an all natural remedy for pancreatitis symptoms and prevention with very good results. I already knew that curcumin and ginger both were proven pancreatitis remedies. At least they were proven in my case and quite frankly that was good enough for me.
Why does curcumin work?
Curcumin is a natural highly ANTI-inflammatory and the principal curcuminoid found in the spice called turmeric which is a member of the ginger family.
Since pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas it is only common sense that a powerful, natural, anti-inflammatory such as curcumin would be and turned out to be beneficial. But, eventhough my major concern is stopping an attack dead in it's tracks BEFORE irreparable damage can occur, curcumin has another potential benefit for you and me.
It has also been shown to a possible angiogenesis inhibitor. To learn more about what an angiogenesis inhibitor is and why it may be an important factor for those who suffer from chronic pancreatitis follow this link.
For a list of angiogenesis inhibitors and how to avoid death by Pancreatic Cancer visit: Pancreattits - Living with Pancreatitis
Since turmeric is a member of the ginger family common sense should tell you what?
That ginger also helps pancreatitis.
Ginger is also a powerful anti-inflammatory and it has been a home remedy for nausea for years.
I use both tumeric and ginger in cooking.
A lot of both.
I also take curcumin extract (capsules) daily.
You should as well.
I would highly suggest that you begin using turmeric and ginger in cooking and take curcumin extract daily as a natural treatment for pancreatitis - if you want to prevent, control and stop attacks of pancreatitis and the potential resulting damage.
The exact curcumin extract product I use can be found here: Curcumin
Curcumin is one of the products you should be consuming daily to stop the inflammation in your pancreas and adding ginger to your food will be of benefit as well.
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