Turmeric for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome:
The so-called turmeric longa (Turmeric) plant is an anti-inflammatory proves effective for carpal tunnel treatment. It grows in China, Sri Lanka, India, the Philippines and Taiwan and is now grown in Pakistan, Peru, Costa Rica, Jamaica, and more countries. It is a flowering plant native to the ginger family. A yellow substance is obtained from the plant and is used to color curry in traditional Indian food. It is the spice that gives the warm, spicy and subtly bitter taste that is added to several Middle Eastern dishes.
It is a sacred herb for Hindu medicine called Ayurveda. It is known that it has been used as a remedy for more than 2,500 years and was also used to dye the garments of high society and the robes of Buddhists. The main active component is Curcumin, for the treatment of the carpal tunnel and that constitutes 2 to 5% of the spice Turmeric, this means that we need approximately 100gr of Turmeric to obtain 2 to 5 grams of Curcumin. It can be found in herbalists and specialty stores in powder form, in extract or in capsules. If you are going to buy the dried root of Turmeric or powder, store it in an airtight jar of dark glass and put it in a cool, dry and lightless place. In this way it will be better preserved while preserving its wonderful therapeutic properties for longer.
How does Turmeric Help in the Natural Treatment of Carpal Tunnel?
Curcumin has anti-inflammatory active ingredients for the treatment of carpal tunnel as they have been shown in different clinical studies. An effective treatment of the natural carpal tunnel that inhibits acute pain and reduces inflammation can be achieved. Its anti-inflammatory action has been observed in analyzes with animals and in some analyzes with people there have been flattering effects that may resemble those of prescription drugs. With anti-inflammatory properties analogous to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that is aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen. Doctors frequently combine turmeric with glucosamine sulfate to combat joint numbness problems. In addition, the anti-inflammatory action of turmeric is rapid, and can be used to relieve the discomfort of bruising sprains and to treat the carpal tunnel. To get an idea, Curcumin has proven to be a cortisone-like remedy; it eliminates the immune system to reduce the inflammatory response, phenylbutazone and anti-inflammatory agents, such as Motrin. The anti-inflammatory action of turmeric is due to curcuminoids and, in particular, to curcumin. All this is because it is possible to inhibit the NF-kappaB protein in the body that produces the inflammatory response. In this way you can alleviate the typical paresthesias suffered in carpal tunnel syndrome.
How to Take Turmeric to Relieve Pain and Inflammation?
The administration of turmeric, specifically curcumin, is suitable for chronic diseases because it can be supplied for several months, since it lacks side effects such as conventional anti-inflammatory drugs and their efficacy is equivalent to the latter. If turmeric is to be taken, that is, the spice itself, it is convenient to accompany its consumption of a small amount of black pepper to take advantage of the medicinal properties and use it as a condiment in meals in powder form. To achieve anti-inflammatory effects a dose of between 400 and 600 milligrams of curcumin three times a day is recommended.
“Curcumin is most effective when taken on an empty stomach and so the recommendation will be to take it before meals”.
It is not advisable to take curcumin in cases of biliary obstruction, as it increases the secretion of bile. Some studies that have been done with animals suggest that it can inhibit platelets in the blood and consequently increase the risk of bleeding if used in conjunction with anticoagulants such as aspirin or nonsteroidal medications such as naxoprene. Diabetics who use insulin should consult their doctor as curcumin can reduce blood sugar. In high doses they can irritate the protection of the stomach and intestines so do not take turmeric if you have: ulcers, gallstones or bile duct obstruction. It is not recommended to use if you are pregnant as it can cause uterine contractions. Although it should be noted that it has been proven safe in doses below 15 grams daily for a while. However, if this dose is exceeded for prolonged periods, the active ingredients of this spice seem to increase the sensitivity to solar radiation. For the natural treatment of the carpal tunnel remember that whenever you want to use this magnificent plant consult your doctor.
Devil’s Claw (Harpagofito) as a Natural Remedy for the Carpal Tunnel:
To remove the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome, the Harpagofito or commonly called Devil’s Claw, is a plant that grows in southern Africa, that is, in the confines of South Africa, in the dry zone that goes from Namibia to Botswana, in the Sandy soil is its roots from those that take advantage of its properties so beneficial for rheumatism and in this case to relieve the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome. With 100 kg of devil’s claw roots, only 10 kg of pure Harpagofito can be obtained. It also has only its mauve flowers, one day in the course of the short rainy season. The devil’s claw name comes from its assorted fruits of hairs that look like claws destined to bind with animals in order to spread the seeds and multiply.
How does Devil’s Claw Work to Relieve the Pain and Inflammation of the Carpal Tunnel?
The secondary roots of Devil’s Claw, rich in three types of glucoiridoids (harpagina, harpagic and procumbid), contain active ingredients with good anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, excellent for reducing swelling, calming pain and detoxifying the body. They are useful for the treatment of rheumatisms, osteoarthritis and other painful articular manifestations, it is also useful for the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome. As revealed in some studies on trials, the active ingredients of this root, have the ability to prevent the production of some cytokines that has to do with inflammation. Its beneficial action is related to the inhibition of enzymes involved in the mechanisms of inflammation by decreasing the synthesis of cytokines, reducing inflammation and relieving the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome.
How to take Harpagofito?
It is known that harpagofito root does not cause any irritating effect on the digestive system, it also makes it easy to eliminate acidic metabolism residues, such as uric acid, responsible for gout in the urine.
- Preparation as infusion.
From 2 to 4 g of the plant are added to a cup of boiling water; You can drink up to three cups a day.
- In compresses on the skin
It can be applied as infused soaked compresses or harpagophyte extract several times a day.
- Take orally.
The usual dose is 15 g daily (one tablespoon) of powdered root, dissolved in half a liter of water, letting it sit for half an hour. They are made 3 to 4 shots a day, before meals. In capsules 4.5-10 grams per day are usually taken.
What Happens if I Take the Devil’s Claw Too Much?
Devil’s Claw (Harpagofito) causes the production of acid in the stomach, a person diagnosed with duodenal ulcers, gastritis, heartburn or excess stomach acid should not use it. People with gallstones should consult their doctor before taking Garra del Diablo. Because Devil’s Claw is cardioactive, it can interact with some heart medications. Patients taking warfarin and ticlopidine should not be used. Be sure to check with your doctor or a specialist before taking Garra del Diablo or any other herbal remedy or dietary supplement. It is not good to self-medicate.