Turmeric is a powerful herb that has a long list of excellent health benefits. Turmeric has been used for centuries and the interest in the medicinal herb has been growing by leaps and bounds for the last several years as people look for natural ways to treat illnesses. This medicinal herb has been researched in depth all over the world but the FDA (Food & Drug Administration) still has not taken an interest in researching it and thousands of other herbs that can possibly provide a way of treating a growing number of health problems. Turmeric is a part of the ginger family and is primarily found within tropical areas of Asia. The turmeric root is dried and grounded up into a mustard/orange-yellow color powder that is used a spice. It can also be used as a dye or food coloring.
It’s useful for medical treatment purposes include mixing it into ointments to help relieve arthritis, fatigue, pain, swelling, and various stomach problems. Research studies have found it has excellent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Benefits of turmeric include:
- Excellent antibacterial and antiseptic components that is helpful in disinfecting cuts, and burns.
- Eating it with vegetables high in antioxidants such as cauliflower is known to prevent and stop the current growth of prostate cancer.
- Prevention of Alzheimer’s disease through slowing down the progression by removing the amyloidal buildup of plaque.
- Natural pain relieving agents and is a cox-2 selective inhibitor.
- Assists in weight management and fat metabolism.
- Treats depression symptoms.
- Wound healing times are sped up and helps damaged skin to heal.
- Research results from the University of South Dakota found that doing a pretreatment of turmeric helps to make cancer cells vulnerable to radiation and chemotherapy treatments.
- Lowers cholesterol levels and helps the liver to get rid of bad cholesterol.
- Positive effects on managing blood sugar glucose levels by lowering them. Turmeric can also with keeping those levels low.
- A perfect way of spicing up your food and adding flavor. It’s perfect for adding deliciousness to your dishes. It can easily be added to boiling water that is cooking pasta, soups, rice, etc.
- Consuming ground turmeric as a tea.
- Take turmeric as an herbal supplement.
- Create a skin detox mask by mixing it with castor oil. It releases toxins out of the body. Women are encouraged to apply it to the underarms and under the breast area that assists in pulling out toxins from the fat cells and lymph nodes.
I have found using turmeric and curcumin helpful in relieving various health problems. More research needs to be done to find out what more turmeric and curcumin can do in helping the body to heal. There are so many possibilities including turmeric boosting up the body’s immune system and liver detox.