12 Reasons Turmeric Should Be Part Of Daily Health Routine

 

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Have you heard of Turmeric?  It is an Indian spice commonly used in curry, yet it has a documented history of amazing medicinal benefits.  Turmeric contains curcumin, a powerful anti-inflammatory agent and antioxidant.  Natural health care professionals to prevent/treat tumors and manage autoimmune disorders often prescribe this super food.

According to an article on turmeric in the Huffington Post – which quoted a 1989 study – “Supplements made from the turmeric plant were found to be more effective at curbing heartburn and indigestion symptoms than a placebo.”

That’s not all it can do.
Check out 12 ways turmeric can boost your health and change your life for the better!

  1. Prevents Heart Disease

Curcumin has beneficial effects on several factors known to play a role in heart disease.  Plaque buildup or high cholesterol levels cause both heart attacks and strokes.  This plaque buildup leads to blood clots being formed.  When a single clot breaks off from arterial walls and travels to the brain or heart, it can cause a stroke or heart attack.  Turmeric reduces the adhesive abilities of blood platelets, thereby preventing them from forming clots.  It can also relax blood vessels and minimize heart damage after suffering a heart attack.

  1. Relieves Arthritis

The anti-inflammatory properties in turmeric work at treating both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.  In addition, turmeric’s antioxidant property destroys free radicals in the body that damage body cells.  People who suffer from arthritis on a regular basis, but consume turmeric just as regularly, experience incredible relief – not to mention benefit from cancer prevention.

  1. Controls Diabetes

Turmeric is often prescribed to control insulin levels. It also improves glucose control.  Talk to your doctor before combining it with prescribed medications as turmeric can cause hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).

  1. Reduces Cholesterol Level

If you are what you eat, then you’ll have less cholesterol with this delicious spice.  Want more encouragement? See #1.

  1. Immunity Booster

Some turmeric a day keeps the doctor away.  It’s true – it can greatly reduce the chances of sickness striking due to its antibacterial, antiviral and anti fungal components.  It contains a lipopolysaccharide, which stimulates the body’s immune system.

  1. Depression Relief

Some studies claim that curcumin is as effective as Prozac in alleviating the symptoms of depression.

  1. Heals Wounds

Turmeric is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent, making it an excellent disinfectant.  If you have a cut or burn, you can sprinkle turmeric powder on the affected area to speed up the healing process.  Turmeric also helps repair damaged skin and may be used to treat psoriasis and other inflammatory skin conditions.

  1. Weight Management

You snooze, you lose, but this doesn’t apply to weight.  Luckily, applying turmeric powder can be very helpful in staying trim.  A component present in turmeric helps increase the flow of bile, an important component in the breakdown of dietary fat.  Try adding a teaspoon of turmeric powder with every meal.

  1. Prevents Alzheimer’s Disease

As already mentioned, turmeric aids in suppressing inflammation, and this includes the brain as well.  Curcumin can cross the blood-brain barrier and has been shown to lead to various improvements in the pathological process of Alzheimer’s disease.

  1. Improves Digestion

Indian food cures digestion?  In the case of turmeric used in the dishes, yes!  Many key components in turmeric stimulate the gallbladder to produce bile, which then improves digestion and reduces symptoms of bloating and gas.  Also, turmeric is helpful in treating most forms of inflammatory bowel disease including ulcerative colitis.

  1. Prevents Liver Disease

Turmeric is a kind of natural liver detoxifier.  The liver detoxifies the blood through the production of enzymes and turmeric increases production of these vital enzymes, breaking down toxins in the body.  Turmeric also is believed to invigorate and improve blood circulation.

  1. Soothes Joint Pain

In addition to arthritis relief, patients with other forms of joint pain have found tremendous relief with turmeric.  In fact, many times one can stop taking Ibuprofen and switch to this more natural form.  Always discuss with your doctor first.

  1. Fights Autoimmune Disease

According to Natural News, “In autoimmune diseases, the body is attacked by its own immune system.  These diseases are still poorly understood, and most of them have no known cause or cure.  Common autoimmune diseases include type 1 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease (including ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease), rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, multiple sclerosis, myocarditis, thyroiditis, uveitis, systemic lupus erythromatosis and myasthenia.”  Tumeric can be used to prevent the triggers that bring out the symptoms of these diseases.

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