Tumeric & Your Horse

TUMERIC AND YOUR HORSE January 26, 2015 17:17

Tumeric or by its botanical name, Curcuma longa, a member of the ginger family,  owes its medicinal benefits to its active constituent Curcumin. Now Curcumin has been shown to have the following properties:

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-oxidant
  • Anti-microbial
  • Anti-carcinogenic

However  its main medicinal benefits for horses is for equine osteo-arthritis, which is a degenerative joint disease, purported to be responsible for sixty percent of lameness in horses. 

 "...Curcumin, the active constituent of turmeric, has been shown in human research trials to actively down regulate inflammatory mediators through two main mechanisms: NF-KB...