Our respiratory system is prone to many infections caused by microbes lingering in the air that we breathe. Pertussis is one such highly contagious infection of the respiratory system that specifically affects the nose and the throat. The other name for the disease is whooping cough and gets its name from the typical hacking cough followed by a high pitch intake of breath that makes the sound like ‘whoop’. It generally affects very young children and adults who had been vaccinated but the immunity has diminished.
The incubation period for the infection is one week to 10 days after which the signs and symptoms appear. They appear like symptoms of cold during the initial stages and thereafter, the following symptoms are seen:
- Nasal congestion and runny nose
- Red eyes that are always watery
- Fever accompanied by a cough
After 7 days or so, the usual cough turns into episodes of constant coughing with a whooping sound. Thick mucus can accumulate inside the air tracts and cause uncontrollable coughing. The face may turn red or blue due to coughing and also cause extreme fatigue. Infants may not have this characteristic cough but they might gasp for air and even stop breathing in between.
The main pathogen that causes pertussis is a bacterium called Bordetella pertussis and spreads through the air. When an infected person coughs or sneezes, the droplets with bacteria get sprayed into the air and are breathed in by the person nearby. Infants less than 12 months of age are more susceptible and need to be vaccinated or else can cause many severe complications like pneumonia, brain damage, seizure, dehydration, or weight loss. Adults and teenagers can recover completely from whooping cough but complications can include abdominal hernias, cracked ribs, and even broken blood vessels in the skin or whites of the eyes.
One of the common ways to prevent pertussis infection is vaccination. This vaccination is given in a combination of vaccines with other two life-threatening diseases, tetanus, and diphtheria. The vaccine is called DPT (Diphtheria, Pertussis, and tetanus) vaccine. Teenagers and adults also need to get booster dosages as the effectiveness of the vaccine tends to wane off over a period of time. Pregnant women must not miss their vaccination in the 27 and 36 weeks of gestation period.
Curcumin could be considered as one of the treatments as well as preventive measures for pertussis. The antimicrobial activity of curcumin helps to kill the bacteria causing pertussis. Curcumin also has a great anti-inflammatory action which can help relieve the symptoms of pertussis infection with Turmflu.
Clinical Trial & Our Product
Since health care & medicine is an industry, formulations are controlled through intellectual property rights denying easy access to common people and maintaining the buoyancy for the interest holders.
Formula’s can be patented and that covers business interests that drive innovations these days.
So instead of conducting trials on the raw root, almost all companies promote clinically tested formulations of extracts to make it appear better then how the phytochemical was in its original state. Its like extracting an important organ from the body and then putting it on support system, expecting it to perform better in insolation then how it could perform when in it was in its natural form. The truth is, that the best way to consume a plant based medicine is in its raw form. Curcumin is one of the active ingredients in the root Curcuma Longa.
Since its more important to know what your food ate then what you ate, its important to know that the supplements you are using based on curcumin has curcumin from a gene modified variety of curcuma longa which suffers from an imbalance of every other mineral. You see a plant also behaves how a human body behaves when it is injected with steroids to gain muscle mass for body building purpose. The plants have higher levels of curcumin but all other secondary minerals found along curcumin in the plant get compromised as the plant can not feed all nutritions equally when it is designed to feed most of its nutrition towards developing higher levels of curcumin. It has severe side effects on the health of the plant and apparently on the people consuming such plants or extracts coming from these plants. However marketing and promotions have evolved to divert attention very wisely.
An extract of any herb can never be stored in its original state and hence needs base agents, preservatives which hardly leave it how it must be. We believe that access to medicine and healthcare is a basic right of every human and animal living on planet earth. Hence we do not first extract and then add preservatives or agents like pepperine to make the extract bio-available. This is the reason we never patent any of our products. We instead hand process the whole root we cultivate in our farms and share it with the people under different brand names for different health conditions based on the concentration of minerals present at testing. You can also buy the seed from us and cultivate it but it will certainly not be as potent as you get from us.
How potent is the active ingredient in the plant depends on the quality of seed, soil, water and environment. Our products work far better then most of the curcumin based supplements globally being used for Therapeutic benefits.
We do not intend to formulate or patent our products. So instead of choosing a supplement with an extract, choose wisely and go for the best and not the Cheapest.
All our products are cultivated, harvested, hand processed and distributed directly from our own farms to ensure that people who depend on our products for their acute and chronic problems get consistent supply of highest quality, ultra premium, medicinal grade, Non-GMO, Indigenous, Naturally enriched with curcumin, Wild Strand curcuma longa powder for therapeutic benefits. We cultivate this in the middle of a national park which happens to be the best breeding ground for Bengal tigers in India called Bandhavgarh.