Actions: Curcuma longa has a warming, drying effect that stimulates circulation and brings movement into the body, specifically the digestive system. The actions combined promote metabolism, strengthen digestion, and increase bile production overall.
- Anti-inflammatory (treats the underlying inflammation of wounds)
- Circulatory stimulant
Indications: Rheumatism, dysmenorrhea, eczema, gas, increase bile secretion, increase digestion, diabetes, bruising, toothaches, wounds
Safety/Contraindications: Typically safe in small amounts.
- Can impair iron absorption in high amounts
- Thins the blood
- Lowers blood pressure
- Large amounts may cause G.I irritation
- Caution with gallstones
- Not for use with highly acidic stomachs
- Not for use in pregnancy
- Uterine stimulant
Preparations and Doses:
Powder: 1 tablespoon up to 4x a day