When an area of our body is inflamed, that area is not receiving the nourishment that it should be. It is important that we work to naturally soothe inflammation in a way that works to RESTORE rather then to SUPPRESS. Turmeric & Ginger each offer a wide variety of benefits on their own and blending them together is a great way to combine and enhance their medicine!
I use this remedy when I wake up feeling stiff, after a lot of physical endurance, and as general maintenance for my organs. When I am using this remedy for pain relief I will take 5 capsules at once and sometimes eat 15 minutes after doing so. This might sound like a lot for some people but we must remember that herbs are FOOD and to begin treating them as such. Also - this is REAL medicine. I use the whole herb without isolating or concentrating the constituents - I will be writing about this soon and will post it here for you to see.
When I use this remedy for general maintenance I take 2-3 capsules 2-3x a day.
Lets take a look at what each herb offers us individually.
First and foremost, turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory that is much safer and better for your body than NSAIDS or other drugs. Turmeric is also a powerful antioxidant, working to fight free radicals that often lead to inflammation and disease. Turmeric can improve brain function - one of the ways in which turmeric works to do this is by increasing brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) which is a growth hormone for the brain. There are a few benefits of increasing BDNF including delaying or even reversing degenerative brain diseases and improving memory and cognition.
One of the reasons I believe turmeric to be so beneficial for pain and arthritis is because when it works to relieve the inflammation from the joints or area this works to bring NEW blood and nutrients to the site and remove OLD blood and toxins. This helps to nourish and restore the bones and tissues.
Turmeric is extremely nourishing for the liver - working to decongest the liver which helps to restore proper function. Turmeric is even known to dissolve gallstones!
Ginger is commonly known for being a digestive aid - helping to relieve nausea, upset stomach, cramps & bloating. Ginger also works as a great anti-inflammatory, one of the reasons being that it increases blood circulation. (When blood is not circulating properly it can become "stuck" and "stagnant" creating inflammation. Proper movement of blood is absolutely necessary for the nourishment of our entire body.)
Ginger supports the respiratory system making it a great resource when healing from colds and flus. Also, if you have congested lungs with clear mucus or a dry cough, ginger works to warm and expel pathogens from the lungs.
Cooking with ginger helps to breakdown and digest food more efficiently! I love to take a few of these capsules before each meal (especially if I am going to eat bread or something that I know causes inflammation within my body.)
As stated above, ginger increases blood circulation which also works to relieve pain from stiff joints, bones, and muscles!
Both of these herbs are power-houses on their own and combining them adds to their potency. It is often said that you have to take black pepper in order to receive the medicine from Turmeric - I do not fully believe this. Not everyone responds well to pepper AND I have personally experienced and witnessed great results from turmeric alone. Of course, if you would like me to add black pepper to your capsules I would be more than happy to do so!
We also carry turmeric & ginger in powders & the whole roots. If you would like to work with the capsules or the individual herbs please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 904-295-7384.
This blog is intended to provide information on this herb/remedy/formula that I use regularly in my practice. This blog is for educational purposes only, mainly for people who work with me or my remedies and are looking for the information on the remedies, how and why I use them, and what is in them. There is much more existing information on each herb and remedy and as always I encourage everyone to ask lots of questions and to dive into research for themselves as well as consulting with a professional.