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Curcumin for Liver

Turmeric is a perennial herb of the ginger family, with significant antioxidant activity comparable to standard antioxidants such as vitamins C and E. The anticancer effects of turmeric and curcumin (the primary components) have been demonstrated at all steps of cancer formation: initiation, promotion, and progression. Several studies suggest that curcumin can also promote cancer regression. Curcumin has also exhibited hepatoprotection similar to that of glycyrrhizin and silymarin against carbon tetrachloride and galactosamine-induced liver injury. Curcumin prevents the liver enzymes SGOT and SGPT, commonly seen in experimental models of inflammation. Curcumin is an active choleretic, increasing bile acid output by over 100 percent. In addition to increasing biliary salts, cholesterol, and bilirubin, curcumin also increases the solubility of bile, suggesting a benefit in the prevention and treatment of cholelithiasis. Since turmeric demonstrates such exciting properties, and since turmeric is a common spice used in many Mediterranean dishes, it is safe to say that it may be consumed quite liberally. When used medicinally the dosage should be increased to between 400 and 600 milligrams three times a day. Combining with Bromelain seems to enhance absorption. Since both Turmeric and Bromelain have anti-inflammatory effects, this may have an added advantage.

In the May 2008 edition of Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery, researchers studied the effects of erythropoietin (a hormone that promotes development of red blood cells) and granulocyte colony stimulating factor alone or in combination with curcumin, a liver protective antioxidant, in a model of deferred liver regeneration.

The latest study, published in the journal Gut, looked at damage to the liver caused by progressive inflammatory illnesses, including primary sclerosing cholangitis and primary biliary cirrhosis. These conditions can be triggered by genetic faults or autoimmune disease, causing the liver's bile ducts to become inflamed, scarred and blocked. The damage to the tissues can be irreversible and cause progression to liver cirrhosis, which can be fatal.

Experts from Austria and the US studied tissue and blood samples taken from mice with chronic liver inflammation. The samples were looked at before and after adding curcumin to their diet for a period of four or eight weeks. Being fed curcumin led to fewer blockages of the bile duct and less damage to cells in the liver and scarring, the research found. No such effects were seen in mice fed a normal diet. There were no extra benefits if the mice were fed curcumin for eight weeks rather than four.

Smoking increased the risk by 63% while hair dye increased the risk by 37%, the experts found. Previous bouts of urinary infection, psoriasis and shingles also increased the risk as did autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, thyroid and coeliac diseases. People in the study were not asked how often they dyed their hair and it is unclear which part of the hair dye may be responsible for the effect, the experts said. However, previous studies have noted a link between cirrhosis and a chemical found in cosmetics called octynoic acid, which is used in hair dye and nail polish.

In India, Turmeric is used as a tonic for the stomach and liver. Practitioners of Ayurvedic medicine recommend that people detoxify their livers once every year with Turmeric to ensure it’s smooth and healthy implementation. A poor diet, contaminants in the air you breathe, and physical stress can make your liver toxic and lethargic so that it fails to function resourcefully. An impaired liver can go ahead to calamitous consequences for your overall well-being.

Turmeric helps the liver by increasing the bile flow. This way, it eliminates the accumulated toxins and rejuvenates the liver cells, recharging them to recommence breaking down toxins. It can minimize distended hepatic ducts. Curcumin avoids alcohol and other toxins from being rehabilitated into compounds that will prove harmful for the liver. Its effects are not limited to alcohol-related diseases.

Indications of Curcumin Capsules

  • Arthritis of All types – Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid, Ankylosing, Psoriatic
  • Recurrent Sinusitis, Allergies, Asthma, Chronic Rhinitis, Eosinophilea
  • Diabetes
  • Strains, sprains and sports injuries
  • Cancers of All types
  • Alzhiemer’s disease
  • Prostate enlargement
  • Inflammatory conditions of any organ
Planet Ayurveda Curcumin gives the best results than the other similar supplements from other companies. The reason is that we use standardized 500 mg extract of curcumin containing 95 % curcuminoids in pure vegetarian capsule shells.

Each Bottle contains
60 Vegi Capsules
Serving Size- 1-2 Vegi Cap
Servings Per Container - 30 to 60
Each 500 mg Capsule Contains – Best Quality Herbal standardized Extract of Curcumin 10:1 (containing 95% curcuminoids)

Dosage of Curcumin Capsules

2 capsules twice daily, with plain water after meals for inflammation. 3-4 capsules can be consumed in case of various cancer. 1 capsule twice daily is good as natural anti-oxidant.

Our curcumin capsules contain 100 % herbal extract of standardized curcumin extract upto 95 % curcuminoids and we do not fill any powders, fillers or herbs. We use pure vegetarian shells and not hard gelatin shells.