Health benefits of Turmeric

Turmeric has been used in India for over 2500 years because of its medicinal properties and health benefits. Long known for its anti-inflammatory properties, recent research has revealed that turmeric is beneficial in the treatment of many different health conditions. The active constituent in Turmeric is Curcumin

 

Top 5 health benefits of Turmeric include:-

Anti-inflammatory
Studies on turmeric and arthritis show that the inflammatory properties of curcumin help to relieve the pains and stiffness associated with the disease and reduce inflammation in the joints.

Anti septic and anti bacterial
It is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent, also useful for treating cuts and sprains, but internally known to be effective for treating bronchitis and coughs.

Digestive 
Some of its therapeutic uses include digestion, food poisoning, gallstones, indigestion, IBS and parasites. It helps to reduce problems with excess stomach acid and it protects the stomach lining by stimulating mucus production.

Antioxidants

Turmeric provides potent anti ageing and disease fighting antioxidants to fight the free radicals. A strong antioxidant, Turmeric is rich with a substance believed to protect body cells from damage caused by oxidation. In addition to their anticancer effects, antioxidants in Turmeric protect the brain, kidneys, and liver from damage by alcohol, heavy metals, chemicals and other similar pollutants.

Detoxification
It is a natural liver detoxifier. Pollutants, poor diet, allergens can sometimes result in the liver becoming congested and sluggish. Turmeric helps increase bile flow making it a liver cleanser that could rejuvenate the liver cells and recharges their capability to break down toxins. Anti cancer Turmeric is also thought to be effective against cancers such as colon cancer. So with all these great health benefits, why not include Turmeric in your diet.

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