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Health benefits of turmeric

Turmeric has many health benefits such as preventing cancer, protecting the digestive tract, slowing the aging process, alleviating pain, eliminating depression, reducing inflammation, easing menstrual difficulties, protecting cognitive abilities and it has ability to heal wounds.

This herb is closely related to other members of the ginger family. It is a perennial herb that is native to India.

The scientific name of turmeric is Curcuma longa. Turmeric itself is derived from the rhizome of the plant which is dried before the useful powdered form can be acquired. This herb needs a rather specific temperature and environment to thrive. This is a reason why it is not widely cultivated throughout the world but it is exported all around the globe due to its desirability.

Many people have seen turmeric but they have not recognized it. If you have ever enjoyed Indian food, then you have almost certainly consumed it.

Turmeric is not considered to be an allergic substance but it can have some side effects on the body such as diarrhea, dizziness, and nausea, particularly when turmeric is consumed in large quantities.

There are some cases in which when turmeric was consumed in excessive amounts in a medicinal capacity, then it has caused heart irregularities.

Talk with a medical professional before you add turmeric to your diet.

5 health benefits of turmeric

Depression

Curcumin is a versatile substance. There are some studies in which is shown that curcumin has a similar effect as Prozac on patients suffering from stress, anxiety, mood swings, and depression. This is making it a powerful alternative to pharmaceutical routes which often have addictive or dangerous side effects.

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Cognitive abilities

In traditional medicine, this home remedy often relied on boosting memory retention, increasing concentration, and boosting cognitive abilities. Many of the mentioned traditional benefits have ended up being legitimated by research and this herb is still considered a brain-boosting herb. It can increase general cognitive ability.

Also, it can protect the neural pathways from long–term oxidative stress and the build–up of plaque. It is a powerful antioxidant herb. This means that it can stimulate neural activity and prevent cognitive degradations, which often come in the form of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

There are many studies in which is shown that curcumin is a very effective treatment in clearing out amyloid plaque which is the major indication of Alzheimer’s disease progression.

Heart health

Vitamin B6 and curcumin are turmeric components that can boost your cardiovascular health. Vitamin B6 can inhibit the production of homocysteine. This is a negative bodily byproduct that seriously is damaging cell walls.

These weakened walks can cause many complications in the heart, particularly when exacerbated by plaque build–up or high blood pressure. Curcumin can directly balance your cholesterol levels because it is eliminating low–density cholesterol from the blood vessels and arteries.

The previously mentioned property can help you in the prevention of atherosclerosis, so when turmeric is combined with stronger blood vessels, then it is representing a comprehensive solution for different ranges of heart issues.

Detoxification of the body

Turmeric and its active organic components can improve your liver function and they can reduce the levels of toxicity in your body. By ensuring that toxins are removed efficiently and stimulating the lymphatic system, the antioxidant activities of turmeric are an ideal solution for toxicity or liver ailments.

Cancer treatment and prevention

Turmeric is one of the best natural cures for the treatment or prevention of cancer. Curcumin is a powerful antioxidant agent which is linked to a reduction in colon cancer cells and also this component is a direct inhibitor for a protein that is essential for tumor growth. This is a reason why turmeric should be added to every diet as a preventive measure.

Also, it slows metastasis of cancerous growth. Most studies are done about the effects of turmeric on colon cancer prevention but there should be a lot more studies in the future about this topic.

Vijila
Vijila
Dr. Emil Sarsath (aka) Vijila, a licensed naturopathic doctor (BSMS) who always ensures his patients receive compassionate, and individualized care. He has extensive experience in primary care, digestive health, mental health, nervous system disorder and more.Area of Expertise – Naturopathic Medicine, Whole Foods-based Nutrition, Siddha, Panchakarma.She is always available through [email protected]

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