Turmeric & Epilepsy

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I have spoken before on the health benefits of Turmeric for dogs. Today I want to share some information about how turmeric can help those who live with epilepsy. Turmeric contains an ingredient called curcumin. Scientific studies have shown evidence that curcumin has anti-seizure properties & can aid in the treatment of status epilepticus ( multiple seizures back to back).

Curcumin can increases the level of antioxidant enzymes & reduces oxidative damage in the brain; this indirectly might reduces the frequency of seizures. Turmeric oil also possesses anti-convulsant properties.

Curcumin works in combination with anti-epileptic medications. It increases the therapeutic effect of the drugs which may allow a reduction in the dosage required.
Curcumin also can protect the brain from side effects of anti-epileptic drugs which can be rather toxic.

It is also very good at keeping the internal organs such as the kidneys & the liver from becoming too toxic from anti seizure medications. To sum up, turmeric can serve as complementary therapy by virtue of its anti-epileptic & anti-seizure property.

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Always consult your vet before making any dietary changes.

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Further reading on the health benefits of turmeric for good dogs.

CEO Olivia

 

 

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5 thoughts on “Turmeric & Epilepsy

  1. I know I LOVE Turmeric but was not aware of its anti-seizure properties. I want to make up a batch of this stuff for Elsa to go with her CBD oil. With some luck, we’ll be able to reduce her phenobarb dosage which will be easier on her liver. Thanks for sharing! ღ

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    1. Leslie,
      Combining piperine (black pepper active ingredient) with curcumin increases its bioavailability & potentiates its effect. If black pepper does not suit your dog, then give turmeric paste with fats only.

      Nose nudges,
      CEO Olivia

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