Curcumin is the active ingredient present in turmeric. Turmeric is a yellow colored spice that is commonly used in Indian cooking. Curcumin has been extensively researched and has numerous confirmed health benefits. Curcumin is a polyphenolic phytochemical. It has confirmed anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-tumor, and antioxidant properties.

Now research shows that curcumin also has anti-allergic properties. It inhibits the release of histamine from a type of white blood cell called mast cells. The study was published in the journal Molecular Nutrition & Food Research. The researchers wanted to find an effective natural remedy for reducing allergy symptoms, since they have reached epidemic levels in Western society. The study was conducted on mice and showed significant benefits of turmeric on allergies and asthma symptoms. The researchers hope to confirm their findings in human research.

I have found curcumin to be extremely beneficial for my patients who suffer with inflammatory and immune system problems. It can help to reduce pain and swelling and is invaluable for autoimmune disease. Allergies can be an annoying nuisance but they can also become life threatening. On average, children today are far more likely to suffer with allergies than their parents. I always work on improving gut and liver health. See my recommendations.