CurcuminPlus for normal functioning of the cardio-vascular system
CurcuminPlus was created by combining dried rhizome curcuma extract (standardized on 95% of total curcuminoids) and dry ginger root extract (standardized on 5% gingerols) to enhance their individual effects.
Curcumin extract 95% (Curcuma longa extract – a tropical plant native to South and Southeast Asia, belongs to the ginger family). Turmeric is consumed in different countries of origin for various purposes: as a spice in food, as a food color, and in Indian folk medicine for the treatment of various diseases.
The main constituents of turmeric root are flavonoids curcuminoids and essential oil. The three main compounds in the curcuminino group are: curcumin, demethoxycurcumin and bisdemetoxicurcumin. The ratio of these curcuminoids varies, with curcumin being dominant (74-81% of this curcumin extract).
Based on clinical data, according to WHO monographs on selected medicinal plants, the purpose of using turmeric rhizomes is to treat acidic or atonic dyspepsia. Its use has also been described in various pharmacopoeias and traditional systems of medicine for the treatment of peptic ulcers, pain and inflammation due to rheumatic arthritis, in amenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, diarrhea, epilepsy, pain and skin diseases.
Curcumin and other curcuminoids have been shown to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity, and have also entered Phase I clinical trials for cancer chemoprevention by the National Cancer Institute. Cucuminoids are characterized by numerous antioxidant activities, inhibiting lipid peroxidation, oxidation of low density lipoprotein (LDL lipoprotein).
There are also studies suggesting a positive effect of curcumin on diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular and neurological diseases, multiple sclerosis, rheumatism, and according to some clinical studies, the use of curcuminoids can have a positive effect on stopping further cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease.
German Commission E has approved the use of turmeric root in dyspepsia.
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has approved the use of turmeric rhizomes in order to relieve digestive problems such as gastric overload, bloating and slow digestion.
Ginger (5% gingerols) is used as an anti-inflammatory agent in the treatment of migraine headaches and rheumatic and muscular disorders, as an anti-emetic in the prophylaxis of nausea and vomiting associated with driving or kinetic disease, postoperative nausea, extensive vomiting in pregnancy, seasickness. In addition, it can be used to treat various stomach disorders such as dyspepsia, diarrhea, cramps, etc. Ginger powder is also used in the treatment of flu and colds, to stimulate appetite, as a narcotic antagonist. It has been used in Chinese medicine for sore throat, nausea, vomiting and shortness of breath. In Indian medicine it is used in anorexia, dyspeptic syndrome and pharyngitis.