Curcumin for Lung Health – 3 March 2024/1

Research shows that turmeric/curcumin may help with airway inflammation and mucus buildup which is common in people who suffer from asthma. 

Not only does turmeric help with your aches and pains but it can help you breathe more easily as well. 

Using our 3XR Curcumin Super Blend Powder or Factor 8 Joint Ease capsules will help clear airways and improve lung health.

Asthma is a very common chronic airway disorder, all over the world. It is estimated that the prevalence of asthma is about 1% to 18% of the population in different counties and regions. It is well-known that airway inflammation plays a hub role in the pathogenesis of asthma. Therefore, anti-inflammatory therapy has been fundamental in asthma treatment.

Turmeric, a widely used herb in many Asian countries, has long been commonly used in a variety of diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, upper airway infection, neurodegenerative diseases, cerebral injury and hepatitis. Curcumin, the main component of the yellow colour of turmeric, is a natural polyphenol with potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidative effects in different conditions.

Airway inflammation and mucus hypersecretion are two of the most important characteristics of chronic asthma. The involvement of a variety of inflammatory cells, including lymphocytes, eosinophils, neutrophils, and macrophages, into the airway is considered as a crucial event in the maintenance and development of asthma.

Many studies confirm that a broad spectrum of inflammatory mediators, eventually induce airway mucus hypersecretion, which is essential for the development of asthma. However, at present, there is still no effective treatment for airway mucus hypersecretion. Therefore, new therapeutic treatments for this unmet medical need are meaningful and valuable.

Simultaneously, some studies have found that curcumin could attenuate airway inflammation in asthmatic animal models. These studies taken together with the results of our studies suggest that induced airway inflammation and airway mucus hypersecretion were notably blocked by curcumin (very likely through a PPARγ-dependent NF-κB signalling pathway in both lung and BEAS-2B cells), indicating that curcumin may be considered an effective therapy for the potential treatment of asthma in the future.

This would be especially important for those people who are not able to take pharmaceutical anti-inflammatories.

Taken from: Research Article – Hindawi Journal Volume 2019 | ID 4927430 | Tao Zhu, et al