It reduces inflammation by lowering histamine levels and possibly by increasing the production of natural cortisone by the adrenal glands.
Laboratory tests have found that turmeric is antimutagenic, as it potentially helps prevent new cancers that are caused by chemotherapy or radiation used to treat existing cancers. It effectively inhibits metastasis (uncontrolled spread) of melanoma (skin cancer) cells and may be especially useful in deactivating the carcinogens in cigarette smoke and chewing tobacco.
Applying the powder of burnt turmeric pieces and bishop’s weed seed on teeth and cleaning them makes the gums and teeth strong.
Applying a paste made from 1 tsp of turmeric with ½ tsp of salt and ½ tsp of mustard oil provides relief from gingivitis and periodontitis. Rub the teeth and gums with this paste twice daily.
Curcumin has a long established safety record. For example, according to JECFA (The Joint United Nations and World Health Organization Expert Committee on Food Additives) and EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) reports, the Allowable Daily Intake (ADI) value of curcumin is 0–3 mg/kg body weight. Several trials on healthy subjects have supported the safety and efficacy of curcumin. Despite this well-established safety, some negative side effects have been reported when it is consumed in excess and these include nausea, diarrhea, headache, rash, and yellow stool.
Ingesting curcumin by itself does not lead to the associated health benefits due to its poor bioavailability, which appears to be primarily due to poor absorption, rapid metabolism, and rapid elimination. There are several components that can increase bioavailability. For example, piperine is the major active component of black pepper and, when combined in a complex with curcumin, has been shown to increase bioavailability by 2000%. Curcumin combined with enhancing agents provides multiple health benefits. The piperine in black pepper aids easy absorption of curcumin found in turmeric that is very beneficially to the body
Black pepper is obtained from a flowering vine cultivated for its fruits known as pepper corn. The fruit is usually dried and used as spice and seasoning. It is the world’s most traded spice and it has been used since time immemorial both for flavor and as a traditional medicine.
The main active chemical compound is piperine which accounts for the spiciness of black pepper.
According to Web Med, People take black pepper for stomach upset, bronchitis, and cancer. Black pepper is sometimes applied directly to the skin for treating nerve pain (neuralgia) and a skin disease called scabies. Black pepper and white pepper are also used topically as a counter irritant for pain. In foods and beverages, black pepper, white pepper, and pepper oil (a product distilled from black pepper) are used as flavoring agents.
Piperine is under study for its potential to increase absorption of selenium, vitamin B12, beta-carotene and curcumin, as well as other compounds.
Black pepper is safe when used in food amounts and might be safe for most people when used in medicinal amounts. Pepper might have a burning aftertaste.
Black pepper, when applied directly to the skin, are safe for most adults. However, there isn’t enough information to know if use on the skin is safe for children. Black pepper may cause redness and burning if they get into the eyes.
A turmeric and black pepper combination is a quite good combination since the latter facilitates proper and efficient absorption of turmeric. When combined together it greatly helps with digestion, reducing pain and aids with the fight against cancer (it is an anti-cancer combination), it is aslo helps with inflammatory
Despite the numerous positive health effects of the combination. I would advise it to be taken in moderation. Also, diabetic patients should seek medical advice before trying turmeric since it is known to drastically reduce blood sugar level.
Sydney Nee Kwaatei Phixon-Owoo
Food nutritionist and scientist
The university of Ghana
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