The Health Benefits of Turmeric

Date: 
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 15:00

Turmeric

 

Commonly known as the main spice in curry and used very often in Asian food, turmeric is a spice that comes from the turmeric plant. The root of the turmeric plant is also used to make medicine and has many health benefits; here are a few to note:

 

  1. It’s a powerful weapon against inflammation.

  2. Helps build your immune system.

  3. Eases joint pain.

  4. Helps treat and prevent cancer.

  5. Protects your heart.

  6. Boosts your mood.

  7. May help stave off neurodegenerative diseases.

  8. Improves long-term cognitive function

 

Turmeric contains a chemical called curcumin, which is the main active ingredient in turmeric. Curcumin works to fight diseases and when combined with anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antibacterial properties in the body, it seems to be a one-shot cure, making turmeric a disease-fighting powerhouse. Additionally, it aids in improving health issues such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, acne, inflammatory bowel disease, bloating, diabetes and more. Turmeric is a great ingredient to be added to your daily routine.

 

On the downside, curcumin is poorly absorbed in the bloodstream and by weight, only amounts for 3% of its overall content. Therefore, to experience the full effects of turmeric, an extract with higher levels of curcumin may prove more effective.  

 

Inflammation is incredibly important, helping the body fight off foreign bacteria that can cause short-term effects on our bodies. Acute short-term inflammation can, in some cases, prove to be beneficial, but long-term (chronic) inflammation is proven to play a role in many western diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease and Alzheimer’s. Anti-inflammatory substances such as curcumin, prove very useful when dealing with chronic inflammatory diseases.

    

Turmeric is also used as a natural antibiotic, taken in 3 daily doses, similar to how a doctor would prescribe any other medicine. This gives your body all the benefits of antibiotic medicine in a natural way with little to no side effects.  The best way to achieve these antibiotic properties is through a mixture known as ‘The Golden Honey’.