Turmeric is a natural lifesaver which is why it is widely used in almost all formulations in Ayurveda. It has been used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years and in the last decade, it has gained attention in the western hemisphere as well. It is now one of the most researched plants due to its remarkable biochemistry, and the health benefits are endless offering a wide array of natural support to our many organs and body systems. Curcumin, the main active ingredient in Turmeric, is a powerful anti-inflammatory (antioxidant) and immune-strengthening agent. It can be a wonderful support for hormone balance at all life stages.
Premenstrual Symptoms and cycle balance
Oestrogen is a female sex hormone which controls the female reproductive cycle. Oestrogen flows freely in the bloodstream and is mainly metabolized by the liver. So, it is the liver that regulates and maintains the estrogen levels in the body. At times, the liver cannot efficiently eliminate this oestrogen. This might lead to a build-up of oestrogen. This leads to women experiencing an irregular cycle, extended cycles, heavy periods, painful periods, PMS, weight gain or acne. The oestrogen build-up may also affect other glands such as the thyroid and lead to fertility related challenges.
The active components like Curcumin in Turmeric have liver-supporting properties which make sure that the liver is doing its job by completely eliminating the hormone. Research has shown that prolonged use of Turmeric as a whole or taking just Curcumin has helped women battle PMS.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and Endometriosis
Research has shown that Curcumin - A biochemical component of Turmeric has the ability to suppress or control the overproduction of cytokines hence aiding in managing conditions like PCOS. Cytokines are the inflammatory chemicals which cause inflammation in the body when their levels are elevated.
During conditions like PCOS and Endometriosis, the cytokine levels are elevated and this greatly influences the development and progression of both these conditions – including common symptoms including painful or heavy periods, an irregular or absent cycle, difficulties with ovulation, acne, other pain, low energy, mood changes, weight issues and fertility related challenges.
Peri-Menopause and menopause
As women move into peri-menopause and then into full menopause, hormonal changes can result in an increase in symptoms of inflammation, such as body stiffness or general aches. But increased inflammation is also associated with menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes. This prolonged inflammation can be burdensome for the body, requiring extra nutrients to keep inflammation under control. Inflammation also accelerates aging, not just aesthetically but also within our internal organs and tissue. This is why minimizing stress, eating well, exercising and getting enough rest and sleep are especially important during this life stage.
As women transition through menopause they may experience an increase in joint pain and general wear and tear on their musculoskeletal system.
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune thyroid condition. In Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, the thyroid gland is attacked by the immune system, resulting in unwanted symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain, mood, and cognitive complaints, menstrual cycle irregularity. According to statistical analysis, it was found that these types of thyroid conditions are more common in women. In many cases, it’s not the thyroid itself that is the root cause but instead a result of changes in the immune system. As more than 65 % of our immune system is located in our gut, turmeric is a good choice to work as an antioxidant to protect the thyroid and modulate the immune system.
The clinical applications of Turmeric are multiple and with a continually increasing understanding of the mechanics behind many female health conditions. Thirigi’s Curcumin 3X capsules have been designed especially to manage women's health. We at Thirigi believe that it is Turmeric that ensured that the women stayed healthy once upon a time. Why don’t we take the forgotten nature’s help yet another time?