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Black Pepper Boosts Turmeric’s Cholesterol Lowering Effect

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Turmeric is a spice and herb native to Asia. Most of its therapeutic value is attributed to its bioactive ingredient, curcumin. Curcumin is not soluble in water and hence is poorly absorbed in the body. This reduces its therapeutic effect. Piperine, the bioactive ingredient of black pepper, is known for increasing absorption of drugs and boosting their concentration in blood. Piperine boosts the bioavailability of curcumin by 2000%. Therefore supplements […]

Turmeric and Nigella sativa are therapeutic in metabolic syndrome

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Metabolic syndrome is a number of conditions that increase risk of developing heart diseases, diabetes etc. It is characterised by high blood pressure, high blood sugar levels, high cholesterol levels and abdominal obesity. Few of the causative factors include poor diet, low physical activity, stress, excessive alcohol consumption and genetics. Metabolic syndrome leads to development of silent inflammation which gives rise to a number of diseases. This study suggests that […]

6 Reasons To Take Turmeric Even When You Are Perfectly Healthy

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Ever wondered what would happen if turmeric was given to a healthy person? Or tired of convincing that friend who refuses to take turmeric because he is healthy? We have always recommended turmeric as a part of your life rather than the last minute remedy or only as a cure for a diseased condition. I can give you five reasons right away as to why turmeric should be a part […]