Jareeporn Pokpirom, M.D.
- A study of oral Turmeric powder on the level of marker of chronic inflammation and Glycosylated hemoglobin
Dr. Jareeporn Pokpirom received her M.D. from Songklanakarin University on the year 1991 and OB/GYN Board from Ramathibodi Hospital Mahidol University on the year 1997.
She got her master’s degree of science in Anti-aging and Regenerative medicine from Dhurakij Pundit University. She has been working as an OB-GYN doctor in Thaksin Hospital Surat Thani Province since 1997.
A study of oral Turmeric powder on the level of marker of chronic inflammation and Glycosylated hemoglobin
Now a day chronic disease is the big problem in the world. And we know that the underlying cause is chronic inflammation. Turmeric is an herbal that used to help in treatment of many diseases for a long time. Curcumin is the active ingredient in Turmeric that we have known for inhibit many inflammatory pathways so that it can help to prevent chronic inflammation and chronic diseases
We have studied on the consumption of the Turmeric power, for the result in the decreasing level of chronic inflammation (hs-CRP) and Glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c).The result show that consuming the Turmeric powder with the enhancement formula which stimulated the absorption rate (added some black peppers in the ratio of 20:1) in the 12 weeks’ time; it actually help to reduce hs-CRP and HbA1c but didn’t increase on the liver enzyme (no increased of the SGPT level).
The study process was called a Prospective Clinical Trial. It was done by observing and studying on a sample group in of 46 people with the Metabolic Syndrome who lived in Suratthani Province area. The sample group was given to consume the Turmeric powder for 12 weeks continuously. They were tested on the level of their hs-CRP, HbA1c and SGPT in blood before and after the consumption of the Turmeric; the results were analyzed by the Pair-T-Test statistic.
The result after studying show that after consuming the Turmeric power for the 12 weeks, the hs-CRP and HbA1c levels in blood of the sample group were decreased significantly (p< 0.05) but didn’t increase in the level of liver enzyme. In additional, SGPT level had also decreased significantly.