6 Reasons to Consume Turmeric Daily

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a culinary spice native to India for more than 4000 years, commonly known to impart flavour and a rich yellow golden colour to Indian curries. But did you know it is one of the important super foods in Ayurveda and has a wide range of medicinal properties?
Here are six reasons backed by science and the wisdom of Ayurveda on why you should consume Turmeric daily to maintain optimum health.

1. Reduces Oxidative Damage

Oxidative damage is one of the major factors behind premature aging. Free radicals and unpaired electrons that are released during the physiological processes can damage the cells and can cause early aging. Curcumin, the active phytoconstituent of Turmeric is found to be a potent antioxidant and can reduce the damages caused by the free radicals by neutralizing them. Also, many studies have suggested that Curcumin can also stimulate the action of other inactive antioxidants in the body making it a great pro-antioxidant agent.

2. Promotes a Healthy Heart

Tackling lifestyle diseases linked to the heart has been the focus for modern healthcare systems. The ancient super root Turmeric has been known support a healthy heart and reverse the progression of many heart diseases. Also, it is found that daily consumption of Turmeric can help to improve the function of the lining of blood vessels and thereby decrease the chances of heart attacks or strokes.

3. Fights Against Depression

Curcumin is found to be effective in treating depression and is an effective mood enhancer. According to one study, curcumin that is found in Turmeric is as effective as an antidepressant drug. However, unlike some modern drugs Turmeric has no side effects on the body and mind over prolonged consumption when taken in the recommended dosage. It is also found to boost the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) that promotes the life of neuron cells.

4. Reduces Inflammation

Inflammation is the response of the body towards any stress, injury or infection. However, chronic and acute inflammation in the body can be harmful and can act against the body and its functions. Curcumin is a natural anti-inflammatory agent that can reduce the chronic inflammation in the body which in turn could help stop progression of many serious lifestyle or auto immune diseases. Also, it is a great alternative to the pain killers that have serious side effects.

5. Lowers Cholesterol Level

Low Density Lipids (LDL), often called as bad cholesterol, are group of lipids that can clog up the blood vessels and can put your heart health into risk. One study has found that the curcumin is effective in reducing the amount of LDL and Total Cholesterol level in the body. Thus, Turmeric is an effective hypolipidemic agent and decreases the probability of heart disease such as ischemia or stroke.

Our bodies see potential health benefits when we intake 500–2,000 mg of curcumin. However, our varied ethnic diets and cooking styles may include none to 2,000–2,500 mg of turmeric in food, providing only 60–100 mg of curcumin per day. Powdered turmeric has low absorption in the body and has to be mixed with some natural fat and penetrating spices like black pepper to increase absorption which is the reason it is consumed as curry often. The best way to consume Turmeric for its medicinal properties is through a purified form that increases it’s bio-availability like a water-soluble essence. 

Turmeric Essence (Water Soluble)
Turmeric Essence
Turmeric Essence (Water Soluble)
Turmeric Essence

Turmeric Essence (Water Soluble)

$75.00

EGA Turmeric Essence is the water soluble portion in a very fine purified nano sized powder, of organically grown and hand processed turmeric.
Turmeric is very hard to digest and a very small portion of normal powder consumed is absorbed in the body. Turmeric essence is traditional way of treating chronic conditions since the essence is fully absorbed in the body. The essence is almost tasteless and has to be taken orally and mixed with saliva, it directly enters the blood stream and is highly effective as it is water soluble.
The process of making the essence is extensive and time consuming, it takes 100 kg turmeric root to get 1kg of essence. The Turmeric Root is purified and cleansed with water many times over to filter nano sized particles of whole root of turmeric, no chemical extraction of active ingredients is done and the final powder contains all the benefits of whole spectrum of active ingredients of the root.

We have our own farm in Kerala where it is grown and harvested under these conditions. It is ground by hand without using any machine grinders as they generate heat. Turmeric needs a lot of natural rainfall for cultivation, it grows in areas which have at least 200+ days of rains a year. Best turmeric comes from farms on foot hills where the rains bring down a lot of minerals with the rain water for the turmeric to have the medicinal value. It is grown organic without use of pesticides or fertilizers. Turmeric should never be exposed to sunlight or heat as per Vedic texts and it has to be harvested at night and dried in shade because of which it takes more than 30 days to dry. 

Ingredients:
Purified Water Soluble Turmeric Powder (Medicinal Grade)

How to use : One pinch spoon (300mg) thrice daily, after every meal or 1gram at bedtime orally.
Note: Please consult with your health care practitioner prior to the use of this product if you are pregnant or nursing, taking medications, or have a medical condition.