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A component of the popular Indian curry spice turmeric, which is a member of the ginger family.1

The herb has been around for at least four thousand years in the folk medicinal literature of India, where it was called "haridra" in the ancient Sanskrit.2 Curcumin has been used as a component of Indian Ayurvedic medicine since 1,900 BCE to treat a wide variety of ailments.1 Turmeric was revered by the ancient Romans and Greeks, who valued its medicinal properties. Its English name derives from its Latin moniker, which roughly translates as "earth-merit."3

Curcumin is considered a potent non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory. Certain chemical constituents in Curcumin deactivate immune cells that may cause inflammation without harming other parts of the immune system that are essential in fighting infection.2 Curcumin reduces oxidative anxiety and holds back swelling in the body.4 Hundreds of experiments conducted by researchers worldwide have demonstrated curcumin's ability to stop inflammation.3

Curcumin contains polyphenols and curcuminoids that have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-amyloid properties. In a postoperative inflammation model for evaluating ant- iinflammatory activity, curcumin was found to have greater activity than phenylbutazone or placebo in a double. blind clinical trial.5 Curcumin has been shown to be as effective as cortisone and phenylbutazone in decreasing inflammation. It also works in several ways to decrease inflammation by reducing prostaglandin activity. Researchers also believe that curcumin increases cortisone's anti-inflammatory action by making the body more sensitive to this hormone.6

Curcumin can inhibit both the activity and the synthesis of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX2) and 5-lipooxygenase (5-LOX), as well as other enzymes that have been implicated in inflammation. Curcumin has also been shown to work through numerous other mechanisms. More than 700 genes have been shown to be modulated by curcumin. There is numerous experimental data that suggest that curcumin can accelerate wound healing.7 It's as strong as NSAID's, but without the negative side effects.8

More than 5000 papers published within the past two decades have revealed that curcumin has extraordinary potential in promoting health through modulation of numerous molecular targets.3

Inflammation is the underpinning of ALL chronic degenerative diseases, making curcumin likely to be beneficial for many different conditions.10


SUMMARY: Curcumin will help to heal the inflammation that is causing your restless legs. The "bristling" in your legs (arms, feet etc.) is caused by the energy moving through your body and irritating the inflamed cells. As the inflammation lesses, your RLS will lessen.











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