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Health benefits of turmeric

Feb. 26, 2022, 12:12 p.m. by Karuwaki Speaks ( 188 views)

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Turmeric is a common spice that comes from the root of Curcuma longa and has been used in India for thousands of years as both a spice and medicinal herb. Recently, science has started to back up traditional claims that turmeric contains compounds with medicinal properties.

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However, curcumin is poorly absorbed into your bloodstream. In order to experience the full effects of curcumin,consume it with black pepper, which contains piperine, that enhances the absorption of curcumin. Curcumin is also fat soluble. That’s why  take curcumin supplements with a meal that’s high in fat.Curcumin is the most important active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant.

12 Benefits of Turmeric:

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1)Turmeric Gradually Increases Antioxidants in Your Body.

2)Turmeric Might Prevent Cancer,curcumin may play a role in the treatment and prevention of a variety of cancer types, including colorectal, pancreatic, prostate, breast, and gastric cancers.

3)Turmeric Helps Lower Cholesterol. Some studies have found that turmeric can lower LDL "bad" cholesterol.

4)Turmeric Can Help Prevent and Treat Alzheimer's Disease.Turmeric reduces inflammation and oxidative damage, which researchers believe play a role in the development of the disease.Curcumin also aids in clearing up amyloid plaques, a key factor in the disease's development.

5)Turmeric Can Treat Skin Conditions. turmeric may be an effective treatment for a variety of skin conditions, including acne, eczema (atopic dermatitis), psoriasis.

6)Turmeric Can Benefit People with Depression.Research has linked depression to lowered levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factors and neuron loss in the hippocampus, the area of the brain responsible for learning and memory. Curcumin can potentially reverse these effects thanks to its ability to enhance BDNF levels. Curcumin can increase the brain neurotransmitters that produce dopamine and serotonin.

7)Curcumin might help you to fight off a variety of viruses, including herpes and the flu. 

8)Because curcumin can help fight inflammation and keep blood sugar levels steady, research shows it could be a useful tool to prevent or treat type 2 diabetes.

9)Turmeric has shown promise for its ability to ease joint pain, stiffness, and inflammation. If you decide to try it for your joint pain, help your body absorb natural curcumin by eating your turmeric along with black pepper. 

10)turmeric could help improve IBS symptoms such as abdominal pain.Turmeric is also being studied as a treatment for diseases like Crohn's and ulcerative colitis.In one study ,those patients with ulcerative colitis who took 2 grams of curcumin a day along with prescription medication were more likely to stay in remission than those who took the medicine alone.Reseach showed that while It won’t necessarily help during an active flare-up, but it may help prolong remission.

11)With its ability to help reduce inflammation and oxidation, turmeric could lower the risk of heart disease.Studies show that turmeric may help reverse the heart disease process. In healthy middle-aged and older adults who took curcumin supplements for 12 weeks, resistance artery endothelial production — which plays a significant role in high blood pressure — was increased.

Another study followed 121 people who had coronary artery bypass surgery. A few days before and after the surgery, the group that took 4 grams of curcumin a day saw a 65% decreased risk of having a heart attack in the hospital.

12)Turmeric May Work as an Anti-Aging Supplement Currently, there’s no evidence that turmeric or curcumin directly influence longevity, but thanks to their ability to fight inflammation, protect your body against free radicals, and potentially delay brain degeneration and other age-related diseases, turmeric and curcumin may be effective anti-aging supplements.

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Golden milk ,also known as "Haldi doodh" is an Indian drink that has been gaining popularity in Western cultures.This bright yellow beverage is traditionally made by warming up cow’s with turmeric and cinnamon and ginger.Golden milk is rich in antioxidants, which help protect cells from damage, fight off disease and infections and contribute to your overall health.

The World Health Organization found 1.4 mg of turmeric per pound of body weight is okay for daily intake.According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Nutrient Database, one tablespoon (tbsp) of turmeric powder containsTrusted Source:

29 calories
0.91 grams (g) of protein
0.31 g of fat
6.31 g of carbohydrates
2.1 g of fiber
0.3 g of sugar

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That same 1-tbsp serving provides:

26 percent of daily manganese needs
16 percent of daily iron
5 percent of daily potassium
3 percent of daily vitamin C


Comments (6)

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AnonymousUser 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Nice
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AnonymousUser 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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AnonymousUser 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Very nice reading!
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AnonymousUser 2 months, 3 weeks ago
Golden milk/haldi doodh is time tested panacea.
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AnonymousUser 2 months, 3 weeks ago
We can use cucurnin
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Mini 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Both black pepper & ghee required to increase absorption of curcurmin!Thanks for this valuable information.