Turmeric for Athritis


• Join Pain

• Arthritis

• Reduced Mobility

• Stiffness in Ligaments

• Stiffness in Muscles

Turmeric might be the perfect natural anti-inflammatory!

Naturopath, author and health educator Mona Hecke is passionate about helping people understand the power of nutrition in their everyday lives.

She says one of the best ways she knows how to combat inflammation caused by rheumatoid arthritis is with turmeric.
“In my clinic each day I see patients with arthritis pain who could benefit from its remarkable anti-inflammatory effects,” says Mona.


• 3.9 million Australians have arthritis. That’s 1 in 6 people.
• By 2030, it is projected there will be 5.4 million Australians with arthritis.
• Arthritis accounts for 8% of the total burden of disease and injury in Australia
• Arthritis is the leading cause of chronic pain and the second most common cause of disability and early retirement due to ill health in Australia.
• 52,000 people (aged 15-64 years) unable to work due to arthritis
• Most forms of arthritis are thought to be auto-immune conditions, where the body’s immune system attacks its own joint tissues
• Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and gout are the most common forms of arthritis

Each capsule contains:

Turmeric – comes from the root (rhizome) of a flowering plant of the ginger family, namely the Curcuma Longa plant. Turmeric is bursting with active ingredients, the main one being curcumin, which has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects and is responsible for turmeric’s vibrant orange colour.

Ginger – is botanically related to turmeric and shares many of its nutritional properties. It is a wonderful digestive aid as it has a calming effect on the intestines which helps relieve gas, bloating and acid reflux, while also allowing the gut to absorb more nutrients from food.

Black Pepper – is a natural digestive aid and contains piperine, which has been shown to significantly boost bio-availability – the amount of nutrients, such as curcumin in turmeric, that are absorbed by the body.

What is Turmeric good for?

Did you know that joint pain is the most common reason people turn to turmeric?

From minor aches to crippling chronic soreness, joint pain caused by arthritis not only affects us physically, but it can also impact on our mobility, limiting our social and working lives, and have a detrimental effect on our overall emotional wellbeing.

The main cause of joint pain is inflammation, which is a breakdown of cellular tissue and is the body’s natural response to heal itself after an injury or infection. The site of the injury becomes painful, red and hot due to increased blood flow and sensitivity. And there is often some swelling and a temporary loss of mobility. This is known as acute inflammation.

However, there is a secondary form of inflammation known as chronic inflammation. This is not part of the body’s natural healing process but is where all the cellular responses to an injury continually occur. It can happen anywhere in the body, from bones and joints to internal organs and even the brain.

The causative effects of chronic inflammation are many and varied and have been linked to everything from rheumatoid arthritis and cardiovascular conditions to autoimmune diseases, mental health and even fibromyalgia and lupus. Did you know there are many different arthritis types? The main one that most people refer to is rheumatoid arthritis, but there is psoriatic arthritis, knee arthritis, osteoarthritis, hip arthritis, septic arthritis, arthritis in fingers, arthritis in hands and inflammatory arthritis.

Whether acute or chronic, many people suffer in silence or take a range of anti-inflammatory drugs to try to combat the debilitating effects of inflammation, so they can try to live life as normal as possible.

But there is a better way.
a natural, inexpensive and non-toxic solution … TURMERIC!


Turmeric is a colourful spice that has been used in foods and for its medicinal properties for thousands of years, and it is derived from grinding up the dried root (rhizome) of the turmeric.
Turmeric is quite distinct in its colour, flavour and it is very well known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effects. This is primarily due to one of its prominent active ingredients, curcumin. Just like vitamin C is to oranges, curcumin is to turmeric.

Curcumin is a polyphenol and in the plant world, it is the nutrient that is responsible for protecting turmeric from solar radiation, fungal disease and other kinds of damage. In the human body, curcumin has been shown to have a range of incredible medicinal benefits, one of which is its anti-inflammatory properties.
Curcumin has been shown to suppress many molecules known to play major roles in inflammation such as immune system proteins known as cytokines. The best curcumin supplement is one with black pepper in it for the same reasons Turmeric needs black pepper with it, for increased absorption.

Turmeric is also jam-packed with over 15 other nutrients that are extremely beneficial for our bodies and aid in reducing the effects of inflammation. These include niacin, folate, potassium, calcium and zinc as well as Vitamins A, C, E and K.

“The best remedy is to always treat the underlying cause of inflammation,” says Mona. “That way you’ll get on top of your health sooner and get to feeling like your old self again.”


The perfect anti-inflammatory in a capsule.

As one of the best known nutritional foods, turmeric has been used in curries and stir-fries across India and Asia for centuries.
But unless you eat a mountain of curry every day, food alone is not going to be enough to deliver the remarkable medicinal effects of turmeric.

Nature’s Help Organic Turmeric capsules is one of the best ways to get the benefits of turmeric on a daily basis. Packed with turmeric, and its active ingredient curcumin, these capsules also contain black pepper and ginger, which aids in the efficient absorption, digestion and circulation of turmeric into the cells.

Each capsule contains 680mg of organic turmeric.

Two capsules taken twice daily with food is perfect to get all the preventative and medicinal benefits of turmeric into your body.

If you find it difficult to take tablets then the turmeric paste is also a good option. Turmeric paste will keep in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. This is also a good way for your pets to take turmeric too. To find out more about Turmeric for dogs and other animals click here.

Cooking with turmeric is another way to incorporate turmeric in your daily diet. We have hundreds of receipts, e-books and a printed ‘Cook with Turmeric’ cookbook available.

For anyone suffering from chronic joint pain, arthritis, reduced mobility and stiffness in ligaments and muscles, Nature’s Help Organic Turmeric might be the perfect natural anti-inflammatory you’ve been looking for.


As indicated above, inflammation goes way beyond sore joints. It can manifest in many different forms including gut problems, skin conditions, headaches, migraines, even lack of sleep, depression and stress!

Chronic inflammation is linked to many gut complaints such as irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, colitis and gastritis.
And due to the gut’s incredible connection with the brain, mental illness is also a condition linked with chronic inflammation.


“The gut is the centre of our internal universe,” says Mona. “Eighty percent of the body’s serotonin, which is a ‘feel-good’ hormone, is produced in our gut, and there are 400 times more pathways from our gut to our brain than there is from our brain to our gut, so our gut really is the ‘master brain’ of our universe and our wellbeing.”

“People dealing with any of those inflammatory conditions that cause pain and discomfort in the gut can be infinitely helped with a product as great as turmeric.”

“Likewise, turmeric can really down-regulate the inflammation effects that affect anxiety, depression and many mental illness conditions.”