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11 Benefits Of Curcuma Longa in Pancreatitis. 2022

by Ngawang Dorji (BBE Biotechnology)

Our pancreas produces digestive enzymes and insulin that controls blood glucose levels in the body. When the pancreas gets inflamed, the condition is called pancreatitis.

The condition can be acute or chronic and leads to tissue death around the pancreas and bleeding. The body is unable to absorb required nutrients and long term pancreatitis can cause diabetes or malnutrition.

Symptoms include upper abdominal pain (mild or severe), fever, sweating, nausea and vomiting, rapid heart rate, abdominal tenderness, weight loss, and rapid breathing.

Excess alcohol consumption, gallstones, drugs, infections, high triglyceride levels, cystic fibrosis or other hereditary diseases are some causes of pancreatitis.

Treatment options depend on the type of pancreatitis and could include medications, surgery, alcohol de-addiction, complementary or alternative therapies, improved nutrition through diet or supplements and use of certain herbs.

So how can turmeric help in this condition? Let us find out.

What is Curcuma Longa?

Moreover, Curcuma Longa is cherished for its medicinal properties in traditional medicine, such as its antiseptic properties and pain relieving action.

There are a number of compounds identified from curcuma longa that give it medicinal properties. The most important of these compounds is the curcuminoids, especially curcumin.

The other nutrients found are Potassium, Sodium, Iron, Vitamin C, Vitamin B, sugars, proteins, α-linolenic acid and many more.

11 Benefits of Turmeric in Pancreatitis

The constituents of turmeric enable it to have anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-microbial and anti-cancer proper ties.These properties can be very useful in case of pancreatitis.