Incredible Benefits Of Turmeric

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Turmeric is one of the most researched herbs. It is excellent for seasoning, and its medicinal value is more and more recognized. Modern medicine proved its benefits and we can certainly say that it helps in the treatment of liver diseases, cancer, digestion disorders, depression, atherosclerosis, and osteoarthritis.

It is also known as the yellow root or Indian saffron, from whose roots aromatic-spice is made. In addition to being used as a spice in the past it was used as the fabric dye and the remedy, for more than 5000 years.

Exceptional healing

Active ingredient – curcumin – even at very low concentrations has beneficial effects. It is very powerful antioxidant, that fights bacteria as well. Clinical study showed that it can alleviate pain in the joints, which occur as a symptom of rheumatoid arthritis. Preliminary studies show that it can stop the progression of multiple sclerosis.

It can prevent lung cancer, breast, colon and prostate tumors

It also prevents lung cancer, breast and colon cancer as well as many other. Use of turmeric in India lowered cancer occurrence overall. This plant contains phytochemicals that inhibit the development of cancer cells and even some of the environmental risk factors that affect the occurrence of leukemia in children.


How beneficial turmeric really is?

There is 2000 years old recipe whose benefits were confirmed in western medical studies and research. The recipe is as follows:

Mix quarter of teaspoon of turmeric with half of teaspoon of olive oil, add a pinch of fresh ground black pepper in it. You can consume the mixture itself or add it to other dishes, soups and salads.

Reduces cholesterol, relieves arthritis

Turmeric is also a natural antiseptic and can be used in mixtures for wounds and burns. It is also used for depression, but also reduces the negative side effects of chemotherapy.

It accelerates wound healing and skin regeneration. Regular consumption of turmeric reduces blood cholesterol and stimulates blood circulation. Curcumin’s antioxidant effect slows Parkinson’s disease.

As a condiment make sure to take pure turmeric instead of curry mixes, which contains a small percentage of this miraculous plant. It also reduces dementia and slows Alzheimer’s disease, increases the detoxification ability of the liver and may be useful for the treatment of hepatitis, cirrhosis and jaundice. This unique herb helps prevent clogging of arteries, thus reducing the risk of heart attack or stroke. It is used to alleviate menstrual cramps as well.

It is more effective than certain medications

Turmeric is one of the most researched herbs. Its medicinal properties and components were subject to more than 5,600 reviewed and published biomedical studies. A five-year research project discovered more than 600 potential preventive and therapeutic properties, as well as 175 different beneficial physiological effects of this plant.

It was noted that the effect of turmeric can be compared with the effect of various conventional drugs such as atorvastatin (cholesterol drug), corticosteroids (steroid drugs), antidepressants, aspirin (blood thinner), a drug for chemotherapy (oxaliplatin), anti-inflammatory drugs and drug for diabetes (metformin).