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A ginger-like plant that has curcumin as its active ingredient, turmeric seems to activate PPARs (substances that have an anti-inflammatory effect). Just add the right dose—a pinch (1/8 of a teaspoon). Add any more and your food will taste like mustard.
It is thought that turmeric works similar to the COX-2 inhibitors to decrease inflammation by lowering histamine levels. It possibly increases production of natural cortisone by the adrenal glands.
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