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Standardized Turmeric and Curcumin

  • Naresh Chand
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Abstract

Turmeric root is an ancient Ayurvedic herb, and it is used as a spice, and in very low doses, it may modulate immune-inflammatory diseases of the gut, joints, brain, and body in turmeric-consuming part of the world. Turmeric contains more than 235 active ingredients including essential oils, curcuminoids (>89), and turmerosaccharides as well as curcuminoid-free ingredients and fiber. These phytochemicals and fiber as well as their metabolites and products of microbial degradation may act in additive or synergistic fashion as a modulator of persistent dysregulated chronic immune inflammation and pain in horses, pets, and people. The limited preclinical data support that low doses of turmeric or its active ingredient (curcumin/curcuminoids) may have modulatory applications in preventing or treating immune-inflammatory diseases of the eyes, brain, joints, and gut in pets and people. The standardized turmeric (ST) is a novel concept; it is based on a recently filled patent. ST may reduce the need for analgesics (opiates), antidepressants, steroids, and anticancer medications. Using the latest drug-targeted delivery and reliable clinical trial strategies, ST may be considered for R&D for the prevention and treatment of OA, dementia, and other age-related diseases of the eyes, brain, gut, and joints in pets and humans. The consumers need to be aware of the adulterations of turmeric and its extracts.

Keywords

Standardized turmeric Curcumin Modulator of persistent dysregulated chronic immune inflammation and pain Pets 

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  • Naresh Chand
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  1. 1.ADRx SynergyNorth PotomacUSA

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