(Health-NewsWire.Net, February 11, 2015 ) Portland, Oregon -- Curcumin is the active ingredient of an ancient, medicinal spice known as turmeric. This ingredient is known to have a wide variety of therapeutic properties and has long been used as a natural remedy for a range of complaints. Now, modern science seeks to discover and validate the potential health benefits that curcumin has to offer.
More studies are investigating the wound healing effects of curcumin. Turmeric was used for thousands of years in ancient medicine as a treatment for several ailments. Today, it is still being used by the locals in India as a natural way to heal several types of wounds.
"Locals often combine turmeric powder with other natural ingredients to make a paste. It is then applied to the wound, after which many people claim the wound heals in just a short period," said VitaBreeze Supplements spokesperson, Michelle O'Sullivan.
According to studies, turmeric potentially offers anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory effects that are believed to be responsible for its wound healing abilities. They are thought to be very effective in speeding up the process of wound healing, as well as reducing the risk for scarring.
In a study published by the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, it was found that curcumin could potentially lessen the concentration of bacteria in wounds. The study also revealed that the combination of visible light radiation and curcumin can significantly help reduce or eliminate the bacteria in wounds.
"People often use lotions, creams and drugs to treat wounds. However, as more people become aware of the benefits of natural ingredients, the use of turmeric for wound healing is also becoming more prevalent," added O'Sullivan.
The Biochemical Journal also published a study suggesting that the curcumin found in turmeric could potentially inhibit the growth of certain bacteria such as Staphylococcus, Bacillus species and Enterococcus. The study added that the natural ingredient could potentially prevent free-radical related damage in wounds.
The number of studies that investigate the effects of curcumin in wounds is continually increasing. With positive initial results emerging, more and more people are beginning to use curcumin as a natural alternative for certain ailments. The most popular curcumin supplements are often those that contain BioPerine, a black pepper extract that increases curcumin absorption in the body (http://www.amazon.com/Turmeric-Curcumin-Complex-BioPerine-Bio-availability/dp/B00JA4TLTI).
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