If you’re not familiar with Turmeric, you should be! Turmeric, the spice of life is a plant that’s used as the main spice in curry. But It’s also widely used to make medicines.
Throughout the world, turmeric has been used to naturally treat a number of ailments, including: arthritis, heartburn, stomach pain, diarrhea, intestinal gas, loss of appetite, jaundice and gallbladder disorders just to name a few of its benefits.
So, what makes Turmeric so healthy?
In a word: Curcumin. Curcumin is a substance in turmeric that is essentially the “active ingredient”. Laboratory tests indicate that curcumin even seems to block the growth of certain kinds of tumors, including stabilizing colorectal cancers. Keep in mind that these studies are early laboratory tests, but they do point to turmeric/curcumin as a powerful natural healing agent.
Other ailments that the anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric can help alleviate include headaches, bronchitis, colds, lung infections, fevers, menstrual problems and even some cancers. Turmeric has also been used to help with depression, Alzheimer’s disease, water retention, and kidney problems.
One thing to note about Turmeric/Curcumin is that it isn’t easily absorbed into the system and needs a bit of help in order to provide the most benefit. When sourcing a turmeric supplement, look for those containing black pepper as it helps aid in the digestion and absorption of curcumin.
Why should you take turmeric every day
It has helped alleviate a case of bronchitis I contracted over the winter. It was quite helpful in relieving my cough, helping me to sleep. Since I began taking turmeric, I can tell a number of healthful improvements such as less heartburn, fewer headaches, and the virtual elimination of a persistent case of razor burn after shaving. Add to this, the added benefits of brain and circulatory benefits, and turmeric is a must have.
Turmeric is often credited with these benefits:
- Natural compounds that may help dementia symptoms
- Powerful antioxidant
- Properties to help fight diabetes and cancer
- Boosts cardiovascular health
- Promotes brain function
- Relieves arthritis symptoms
- Fights inflammation
Where to Buy Turmeric
There are many differences among Turmeric brands. Purchasing Turmeric in powdered form is usually cheaper. Turmeric is also available in capsule form and may be easier to take for some people.
Please note: Turmeric is generally considered safe for use in medicinal amounts, but it is important to talk to a doctor before using Turmeric or any substance medicinally as it can have side effects and interact with other medications.