Generations of people have trusted turmeric and cayenne to ease discomforts ranging from sluggish metabolism and digestive disorders to arthritis pain, high blood pressure, heart and circulatory conditions and, more recently, Alzheimer’s disease and even cancer. Today, curiosity about the medicinal properties and healing potential of these spices continues. All you need do is scan through the database of PubMed (the world’s leading repository of medical research) to find thousands of research papers on these spices, integral members of the so-called Super Spices: turmeric, cayenne, ginger and cinnamon.
Inspired by the powerful synergy between turmeric and cayenne, Flora Force combined the spices to create Turmerynne™, a powerhouse remedy to treat a host of everyday and more serious ailments.
A journey to health
‘My journey with Flora Force Turmerynne™ started in the development stage, when I was researching the healing properties of cayenne and turmeric. I was quite frankly astounded by their healing potential. (You’ll find information about them in the Flora Force herb library.) Like other cancer survivors, I am constantly aware of the importance of a healthy lifestyle. When I realised the powerhouse of benefits available in Turmerynne™, I couldn’t wait for the product to be launched, so I’m proud to say that I was the first consumer and I have not looked back. It certainly lives up to its reputation as a ‘Spice for Life’.
I love receiving feedback from people who use the product. What amazes me most is that as we are all unique it supports us in different ways, but the result is the same – improved wellbeing. And that’s the reason Turmerynne™ is and will remain part of my daily nutrition.’
Vera Rousseau, Marketing Manager, Flora Force Health Products.[/message]
Researchers studying the effects of curcumin in relation to Alzheimer’s disease noted that elderly people living in India, where lots of turmeric is consumed, experienced a far lower rate of the disease than their contemporaries in the western world. It appears that turmeric helps block the plaques and proteins that can cause brain disease.
As an anti-inflammatory pain reliever, curcumin has far fewer side-effects than commonly used over-the-counter pain relievers.
Turmeric is approved by Germany’s Commission E to treat dyspepsia (upset stomach) and loss of appetite. It’s also prescribed to relieve inflammation caused by rheumatism and arthritis, muscle sprains, swelling and pain caused by injuries or surgery.
Early studies indicate that curcumin extract may inhibit the growth of certain types of cancer cells. Although research is still inconclusive, turmeric may help lower cholesterol levels and prevent build-up in your arteries.
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Individually, turmeric and cayenne are clearly medicine-cabinet indispensables. When used in combination, they become a true powerhouse therapy. The highly qualified Flora Force team married the spices in proportions that enhance the beneficial properties of each. A touch of black pepper was added to boost the benefits.
The result is Turmerynne™, which acts as an:
- Anti-coagulant: Turmeric selectively inhibits the production of thromboxane, which causes blood clotting and constriction of the blood vessels; cayenne also reduces blood-clotting tendencies.
- Anti-inflammatory: Both curcumin and capsaicin help fight inflammation. Curcumin inhibits the formation of leukotriene (the overproduction of which causes inflammation in asthma and allergic rhinitis).
- Anti-oxidant: Curcumin is a powerful anti-oxidant.
- Hypolipidaemic: Curcumin may help to reduce the absorption of excess cholesterol and increase the excretion of bile acids and cholesterol via the bowel.
- Antiseptic: Both cayenne and turmeric act as antimicrobials, targeting bacteria such as Helicobacter pylori.
- Anti-tumour/Cancer preventative: Capsaicin blocks NF-kappa beta, a molecular mechanism that promotes cancer-cell growth. Curcumin may inhibit the development of breast, prostate and colon cancers, as well as cataracts, lymphoma, melanoma, multiple myeloma, cancer of the pancreas and the development of metastases.
- Analgesic: Capsaicin inhibits the release of the neurotransmitter Substance P, believed to be the primary chemical mediator of pain impulses to the brain. Turmeric inhibits COX-2, an enzyme responsible for the symptoms of pain and inflammation.
- Carminative: Capsaicin relieves indigestion, gas and heartburn.
- Stimulatory: Capsaicin is a vaso-stimulant that helps to dilate blood vessels and stimulate blood flow. It encourages gastric juices, stimulates the digestive system; and encourages the secretion of adrenalin (from the medulla) and cortisol (from the cortex).
Capsaicin strengthens the heart and arteries.
Taken daily, Turmerynne™ may give you:
- Improved vitality: The formula supports all body functions by stimulating metabolism and improving vitality.
- Anti-ageing benefits: Turmerynne™ encourages natural detoxification and cleansing, with an anti-ageing effect.
- Improved circulation: The formula may improve circulation and stimulate and regulate heart activity and blood pressure.
- Improved digestion: It may relieve indigestion, abdominal gas and bloating.
- May assist in lowering serum cholesterol and obesity-induced glucose intolerance.
- May help to reduce inflammatory reactions and relieve pain caused by headaches and cramping, as well as joint, arthritic, rheumatic and muscular pains such as fibromyalgia.
- May inhibit the progression of chronic disease and tumour growth.
Click here to read more about Turmerynne™.
Acknowledgements & Photo credits
Article compiled for Flora Force by Judy Beyer.
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- Family Jumping On The Air courtesy of photostock / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
- Turmeric by Simon A. Eugster (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
- Cayenne by Tony Hisgett from Birmingham, UK (Red ChilliesUploaded by tm) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons