Curcuma xanthorrhiza is part of the ginger family and has been a staple in Southeast Asian and Middle Eastern cooking and medicinal arena for several years. In addition, Chinese and Ayurvedic medicines have utilized Curcuma xanthorrhiza to clear infections and inflammations in the body.
Beyond the holistic health community, a wide range of Western medical practitioners have recently joined the bandwagon in recognizing the health benefits of Curcuma xanthorrhiza.
Without further ado, here are some of the ways Curcuma xanthorrhiza may benefit your body:
Potent anti-inflammatory agent
Curcuma xanthorrhiza is touted to be one of the natural anti-inflammatory agents available. In a 2006 study carried on rats injected with rheumatoid arthritis, Curcuma completely inhibited the onset of rheumatoid.
Some studies have also indicated that Curcuma can ease uveitis symptoms. Taking Curcuma for several months has also been proven to improve kidney functions for kidney inflammation victims.
Can improve digestion
Curcuma xanthorrhiza is known to stimulate bile production, which may boost digestion. The herb has also been endorsed as a potent remedy for a variety of digestive problems including bloating, indigestion, gas, and dyspepsia.
Curcuma may also benefit people suffering from inflammatory conditions such as ulcerative colitis.
Treatment for Cancer
Curcuma xanthorrhiza may also control, prevent, or even kill various types of cancer including colon, breast, and prostate. A 2006 study also indicated that Curcuma significantly inhibits the growth and spread of prostate cancer.
The herb is believed to work by inhibiting the growth of blood vessels that aids cancerous growth. Its preventive effects are believed to be supported by its antioxidant activity, which protects your cells from damage.
May ward off heart disease
Can ease osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis is one of the most common causes of disability in the US. A 2006 study indicated that taking Curcuma xanthorrhiza for 4 weeks could help relieve pain associated with osteoarthritis among the people who already have the condition.
Curcuma xanthorrhiza can also help keep your skin healthy in a number of ways. To begin with, it can help you keep pimples at bay by inhibiting the growth of bacteria that cause pimples and reduce oil secretion by the sebaceous glands.
The use of Curcuma can also help you clear acne, making your skin glowing and flawless. Lastly, the anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties of the great herb can accelerate healing of cuts and even soothe skin irritation. Antioxidants in the herb may also fight signs of aging pigmentation and wrinkles by inhibiting the growth of free radicals.
Curcuma xanthorrhiza is a potent herb that offers prevention against some of the worst diseases of the 21st century, including liver damage, heart diseases, and cancer, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, arthritis and Alzheimer’s disease.
Other conventional (but clinically unproven) uses of Curcuma xanthorrhiza include treatment of eczema, bursitis, liver cirrhosis, halitosis, gallstones, cataracts, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, and endometriosis among others.