THE ABC’S OF CURCUMIN: WHY IT SHOULD BE A STAPLE OF YOUR ANIMAL’S DIET

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THE ABC’S OF CURCUMIN

Derivative of turmeric, curcumin is a part of ginger family. Since the days of ancient Chinese herbal medical practice, curcumin has been used to successfully treat a myriad of conditions. In both humans and animals, adding curcumin to our diet regularly can increase overall health as well as prevent serious ailments. Here is a short list of conditions and ailments that the addition of curcumin to the diet has lessened and prevented altogether.

Aids in metabolizing fat

Aids in weight management

Aids in recovery from trauma- lowers inflammation of major organs after trauma, aiding them to function instead of shut down

Anti-diarrhea                         

Analgesic (pain-fighting)

Antioxidant- Universally used for every type of cancer in animals and humans. Curcumin promotes potent anti-cancer activity.

Arthritis treatment

Blood purifier

Chemotherapy treatment- lessens the impact of discomfort

Detoxifier

Disinfectant

Digestive disorder treatment

High in fibre

Induces bile flow- detoxes liver as well as break down of fat

Inhibits the synthesis of cancer forming proteins

Inflammatory Bowel Disease treatment

Memory disorder treatment

Neuroprotector

Neuritis treatment

Liver cleansing

Peptic ulcer treatment

Preventative in developing additional blood supply necessary for cancer growth

Prevents gas and bloating

Protects against negative effects of medical prescriptions

Rich in vitamins

Skin disorder treatment

Strengthens ligaments

Topical treatment for wounds, insect bites

Treats irritated teeth and gums

 

These are some of the many benefits of adding curcumin to our animal companions’ diets. It can be helpful to know a couple of ways to add the herb, as most of us know that some animals are finicky eaters! The two main ways that are likely to be successful are:

1)      Add a tsp of curcumin to your animal’s wet food. Ensure that it is almost entirely covered up with the smell of the wet food, as for some, curcumin can smell rather potently.

2)      Boil a cup of water. Add 1.5 tsp of curcumin to hot water. Let steep in fridge until cool. Take a dropper or syringe, fill with approx 3 droplets, administer to animal just before she/he eats a meal once per day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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