On a local radio broadcast (also national) a doctor comes on from time to time and mentions the good outcomes from those who use circumin (turmeric) as a seasoning or as available in health food stores. It is a well known spice from India and can be found in most markets that sell ethnic foods. It is easily recognized by its bright yellow color. The doctor’s claim is that almost all human maladies exhibit as inflammatory responses. Circumin (or turmeric) is said to have a positive affect on reducing inflammation. Tinnitis is said to be reduced if this perfectly safe and mild spice from India is added to the diet because of its anti-inflammatory properties. A brief browser search putting the words “tinnitus” and “inflammation” together seems to connect the two for this malady.
Circumin is very inexpensive. Right off the bat that should be something to take notice of because there is no incentive for drug companies or the medical community to show any interest in it.
MD Anderson has carried out research with Curcumin to reduce swelling. Don't know if they still carry the research study on their site.
India has a very low incidence of Alzheimer's and it is thought that it is perhaps because of the consumption of curcumin in their daily diet.
First read about it in Scientific America 2007 maybe but there are many studies that were published in the late 90's as I recall giving a housekeeper some curcumin brought from Singapore for a swollen knee problem. Did not help as it takes weeks to start feeling the results.
Curcumin can be purchased in health stores in the form of capsules in the event you don't like the flavor - bitter.
But if you want to have an impact on blood flow, blood pressure and caked up blood vessels, look into cayenne pepper, garlic, L-Arginine, TMG, Vitamins D3, K1, & K2. Add some cinnamon to your diet, too.
Lots of folks roll their eyes at this, but it works. Before the soil in America was depleted of nutrients this wasn't necessary. Now it is.
Just aabout all the spices had their medicinal value in ancient times. Without refrigeration and fresh vegtables they were needed. Illnesses were thought to be caused by evil spirits so the spice was thought to ward off the evil spirit. Cumin is a main ingredient of a good curry. I have always eaten cumin and it has never helped my Tinnitus.
It is assumed that you mean curcumin and not "cumin". Curcumin is a root (rhizoid) and "cumin" is a seed that can be ground into a powder. Cumin, when ground, has an olive-green color. Curcumin is a bright yellow powder. But both originate in the same part of the world.