The reason turmeric is known as one of the planets most powerful anti-inflammatories is due to turmeric root containing prolific amounts of the bio-active compound known as Curcumin.
On the surface, it is Curcumin that gives turmeric it’s orange sunset appearance. Dig a little deeper however and we find that consumption of Curcumin is stated as one of the reasons why countries such as India, have the lowest rates of Alzheimer’s disease in the world.
Not only does Curcumin gift us with its magnificent Orange-Yellow colour, it also provides abundant brain protection and improved brain function. Clinical studies have also found Curcumin to have astonishing affects on reducing brain inflammation.
So how is all of this relevant to the Pineal Gland you might be wondering?
The answer is this bombshell: Curcumin has been proven to reverse the damage to our brains caused by fluoride!
A study titled, “Curcumin attenuates neurotoxicity induced by fluoride”, published in the peer reviewed medical journal, Pharmacognosy Magazine, explains curcumin’s neuroprotective potency in relation to fluoride exposure.
Curcumin’s lead role in protecting against and reversing the harmful effects of Fluoride within the brain, is the main reason Curcumin features in our Third Eye Activator Daytime Formula.
Latin derivative: terra merita, meaning “worthy Earth” referring to the pigmentation of Curcumin.
Botanical name: Curcuma longa
Used medicinally for 4500 years and one of the most beautiful parts of the history of Curcumin’s medicinal use is to be found in ancient Ayurvedic texts.
Ayurveda is a 5000 year old Indian medicinal and health care system that is still practiced today and, is highly regarded both in the Eastern and Western world. Curcumin was added to the Ayurvedic repertoire in around 500 BCE and was/is revered by practitioners for its medicinal and healing properties. So cherished was Curcumin, that a multitude of reverent, sentimental and affectionate names were bestowed upon it (over 100 names to be precise). Here are just a few of them:
Jayanti – “one who is victorious over diseases”
Kanchani – “Golden Goddess”
Matrimanika – “as beautiful as moonlight”
Haridra – “the yellow One”
Gauri – “the one whose face is light and shining”
Curcumin is not only an important part of Ayurvedic pharmacopeia but is apotheosised in many other medicinal systems belonging to countries such as China, Africa and Indonesia.
As clinical studies continue to confirm: what was once a 5000 year old healing secret, is now cutting-edge science. “The Golden Goddess” is one of Natures most generous gifts to humanity. Here are some further, evidence based, health benefits of Curcumin:
Reduces Inflammation Bio-markers, lowering Disease incidence
Curcumin is a powerful antioxidant capable of crossing the blood-brain barrier and reducing Brain and bodily inflammation. It is Curcumin’s ability to block a molecule called NF-kB which is why it is a masterful protector of our health. NF-kB penetrates cell nuclei, turning on genes responsible for inflammation, and has been indicated in a plethora of chronic health conditions and disease, including Cancer.
Reduces risk of Heart Attack, Stroke and Type 2 Diabetes
Of the active compounds found in Turmeric, called curcuminoids, it is Curcumin which is the most compelling and powerful. Curcumin has the ability to reduce the damage to our cells and tissue, caused by pro-inflammatory cytokines, free radicals and Oxidative stress. This has a direct impact on lowering the risk of cataclysmic events such strokes, heart-attacks and other diseases related to Metabolic syndrome such as type 2 diabetes.
Slows down Aging process
Free radicals attack our cells, placing Oxidative stress on our tissue, which is noted to be one of the key factors in the process of ageing. Curcumin is one of the worlds most impressive antioxidants (meaning it destroys free radicals) and plays a part in slowing down tissue deterioration. Curcumin is an imperative part of any serious anti-aging routine. It should be noted that reducing oxidative stress to tissue, not only helps slow down the ageing process but also protects against age related disease formation.
Reduces and Reverses Neurodegenerative conditions
Curcumin is a dietary polyphenol (potent antioxidant) and supreme anti-inflammatory, and has been shown to be clinically and therapeutically effective in ameliorating symptoms associated with neurodegenerative conditions, in particular – Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
Anti-viral, Anti-fungal, Anti-bacterial
The anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial effects of Curcumin are well established among both the herbal and pharmacology community. The anti-microbial activities of curcumin have been reported to synergistically combat different types of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria and viral infections, fight fungal infections and help to destroy parasites.