Fighting Flu with Curcumall®
The extensive antiviral effects of curcumin against different viral pathogens that were shown by research nominate it as a natural antiviral supplement. The antiviral properties of curcumin, have a direct effect on influenza infections, or their prevention. According to a study published in a 2009, curcumin can reduce viral replication by over 90 percent in laboratory cells infected with influenza varieties. Curcumin decreased viral replication in infected cells, but also seemed to protect other cells from becoming infected. The researchers suggest that curcumin-rich turmeric is a viable candidate for assisting in fighting influenza naturally, as it can interfere with the replication process in viruses and other microbes.
Curcumall®, the concentrated liquid extract of turmeric/curcumin can be taken preventively or during an influenza infection. As a preventive health supplement, Curcumall® is taken 1-2 times daily—a teaspoon in a glass of water taken on an empty stomach. During an influenza infection, a teaspoon of Curcumall® can be mixed in a cup of warm milk and taken three times daily.
To assist Recovery from Flu Symptoms:
1. For sore throat: At the first sign of symptoms, gargle with Curcumall® 2-3 times daily. Mix 2 tsp of Curcumall® in ¼ glass warm water and gargle for 30-60 seconds. Do not eat or drink for 30 minutes afterwards.
2. During Flu: Mix 2 teaspoons Curcumall® in a glass of hot water or hot milk and drink twice daily. You may drink this before gargling.
3. Recipe for warm milkshake of Curcumall and Ginger. http://www.curcum-all.com/curcumalls-health-blog/new-turmeric-and-ginger-latte-a-curcumall-milkshake/.
Curcumall® can also be used in cooking. It can be added for flavor and spice in different dishes (for cooking ideas see “Cooking with Curcumall®” at www.curcumall.com)