If turmeric isn’t a regular part of your diet, you’ll want to run out and get some after reading this.
Turmeric, a relative of Ginger, is a culinary spice found in Indian curries and is widely known for its anti-inflammatory properties due to its main active component, curcumin. This wonder drug contains over 1,000 naturally occurring phyto-compounds that can protect us against disease.
For hundreds of years, curcumin has been used in Chinese medicine and is now being recognized by Western medical practitioners. The following are some of the many benefits of turmeric and curcumin:
Natural antiseptic & antibacterial agent useful in disinfecting cuts and burns
Can prevent the development and inhibit the growth of many cancers including prostate, breast, lung and melanoma cancer
Natural liver detoxifier
Removes amyloyd plaque buildup in the brain which may prevent and slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease
Potent natural anti-inflammatory without the side effects of Western anti-inflammatory drugs
May aid in fat metabolism and help in weight management
Natural pain killer and cox-2 inhibitor
Used in Chinese medicine as a treatment for depression
Natural treatment for arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis (because of its anti-inflammatory properties)
Has been shown to stop growth in new blood vessels in tumors
Speeds up wound healing and assists in remodeling damaged skin
May help in the treatment of psoriasis
Turmeric & Curcumin can be taken in pill or powder form in addition to being a tasty addition to many culinary dishes.