Derived from the root of the rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family, Turmeric Powder (Curmcuma longa) is traditionally used in South Asian and Middle Eastern cuisines. Also an integral part of Hindu medicine (Ayurvedic Herbs), Turmeric Powder is known for its antioxidant, immune support, and inflammation support properties.†
Science confirms these traits in numerous studies referenced in an article from the Journal of Alternative and Complimentary Medicine in 2003. The compound curcumin was shown to provide a significant healthy inflammation response in six human trials.
Ayurveda, which is native to modern day India, can be traced back thousands of years. Developed to help create balance within its adherents, Ayurveda includes the use of numerous herbs to help achieve this goal.
Originally, Ayurveda defined seven body types. These, referred to as doshas, are Vata, Pitta, Kapha, Sama, Vata-Kapha, Vata-Pitta, and Pitta-Kapha. The first three types occur in their pure form very rarely and so seldom is it that anyone is primarily influenced by one dosha alone. Most Ayurveda reference the following three doshas:
The vata dosha combines the elements ether and air. It is considered the most powerful dosha because it controls very basic body processes such as cell division, the heart, breathing, discharge of waste, and the mind. Vata can be aggravated by, for example, fear, grief, staying up late at night, eating dry fruit, or eating before the previous meal is digested. People with vata as their main dosha are thought to be especially susceptible to skin and neurological conditions, rheumatoid arthritis, heart disease, anxiety, and insomnia.
The pitta dosha represents the elements fire and water. Pitta controls hormones and the digestive system. A person with a pitta imbalance may experience negative emotions such as anger and may have physical symptoms such as heartburn within 2 or 3 hours of eating. Pitta is upset by, for example, eating spicy or sour food, fatigue, or spending too much time in the sun. People with a predominantly pitta constitution are thought to be susceptible to hypertension, heart disease, infectious diseases, and digestive conditions such as Crohn's disease.
The kapha dosha combines the elements water and earth. Kapha helps to maintain strength and immunity and to control growth. An imbalance of the kapha dosha may cause nausea immediately after eating. Kapha is aggravated by, for example, greed, sleeping during the daytime, eating too many sweet foods, eating after one is full, and eating and drinking foods and beverages with too much salt and water (especially in the springtime). Those with a predominant kapha dosha are thought to be vulnerable to diabetes, cancer, obesity, and respiratory illnesses such as asthma.
The key to maintaining physical and mental health is in keeping these elements and doshas in harmonic balance through proper diet, herbs and lifestyle to avoid early aging and various diseases. These three doshas can even be traced back to the very beginning of creation as representing the three Gods in Vedic wisdom Vishnu, Shiva and Brahma. One or more of these doshas or elements will predominate in every individual living entity creating seven possible body types. By knowing which type you are by symptoms, the proper diet and herbal treatment can be established for you.
Net Wt. 2 oz (56g) Serving Size: 1/2 teaspoon (about 750mg) Servings per Container: 76
Ingredients: Turmeric extract (curcuma longa) root [standardized to 95% curcuminoids] 750mg* per serving
*Daily Value not established
Ayurvedic practitioners generally recommend a combination of herbs, healthy foods, and mental rest and meditation as a regimen for energetic balance.
Suggested Use: Start with 1/8 teaspoon and work up to 1/2 teaspoon daily as tolerated. Consult physician before introducing Ayurvedic herbs into your diet.
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