Turmeric ... that exotic spice that’s in Indian curry and other delectable savory dishes is not only flavorful and loaded with healthy benefits for humans, but it’s also great for your dog, too!
First of all, even though you may often hear it pronounced as Tumeric, it is actually pronounced and spelled tur’-me-ric.
However, you choose to say it, be sure to add it this exciting healthy nutrient to your pet’s daily diet!
Turmeric comes from the root of the Curcuma Longa plant and has been used for over 4000 years in ancient Ayurvedic and Asian cultures as a remedy and as a seasoning for delicious food.
The root is harvested and dried, then ground to a fine powder that is sold in loose powder, capsule, or oil form to supplement wellness and flavor foods.
The main active ingredient in turmeric is Curcumin, and curcumin is what provides amazing benefits for the health and wellbeing of your pet!
Being responsible for the health, wellbeing, and care of a dog, whether a puppy or senior furry friend, can make us worry at times because they don’t speak in ways that we can often understand.
We learn some of their cues by their actions and personalities, and yet we wonder: How can you tell if a dog isn’t feeling well? What can you give a dog in pain? Are there any natural remedies for dog allergies?
These, and many, many more questions, come to mind between a doggie sniffle and a trip to the vet!
As a very good start, Tumeric powder has properties that will empower you to get your dog on the path to health and wellness!
Here are 13 reasons why turmeric powder is important for them:
The natural function of the canine body, when it has been injured or develops an infection, is to dilate blood vessels.
This sends red and white blood cells quickly to the injured part or site of infection to start the healing process. The natural effect of this dilation is swelling, pain, and inflammation.
This is a helpful function at the start of injury or infection, but, in the long term, inflammation stops being beneficial and begins to aggravate the condition.
Turmeric, with high levels of curcumin, constricts the blood vessels back to their non-injured state, reduces swelling and relieves pain fast.
Taken internally, turmeric has shown in studies to be as fast and effective as ibuprofen for relieving pain and reducing inflammation, without the side effects often experienced with steroidal medications.
Turmeric also contains quercetin, a plant flavonoid with antiviral, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties that reduce stress on the body and improve and support the immune system.
Here’s an easy and tasty way to prepare a golden paste for dogs that is healthy, easy to digest, and dogs love it, too!
Another easy recipe makes more of an oil than a paste.
Apply turmeric directly to wounds, cuts, scrapes, bites, rashes, and fungal infections. The anti-inflammatory action of turmeric disinfects the injury, reduces swelling, and relieves pain!
Here’s an easy recipe for a natural turmeric paste for external use on pet injuries:
You can find turmeric products, in both capsule and powder form, on the Mother Nature Organics website!
Mother Nature Organics turmeric products are:
If you are committed to finding natural nutrients, supplements, and health and beauty products for yourself, you are most likely committed to finding the same for your furry friends!
Mother Nature provides many beneficial and effective plant-based remedies that can ease inflammation and pain, help prevent diseases from developing and help contain, reduce or improve symptoms of existing conditions, and possibly even adding years to your favorite little buddy’s lifespan
Turmeric is one of those simple ingredients found in nature that has an amazing effect on both the human and canine body!