Health Benefits Of Tumeric
Turmeric consists of a wide range of antibacterial, anticarcinogenic, antioxidant, antimutagenic, antifungal, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory properties. It is rich in many healthy nutrients such as iron, dietary fiber, niacin, magnesium, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, potassium, protein, calcium, copper, and zinc. Thanks to all these vitamins, nutrients and minerals turmeric is often used to treat a wide variety of health problems.
It has been shown that turmeric can help prevent prostate cancer, stop the growth of already existing prostate cancer and even destroy cancer cells. Many researchers have found that thanks to the active components found in turmeric, it is one of the best protectors against radiation-induced tumors. Turmeric can also prevent growth of tumor cells like T-cell leukemia, colon cancer and breast cancer.
Here is some excellent news for those who are trying to fight depression in a natural way. It has been shown that curcumin, the antioxidant that makes turmeric so fascinating spice can function as an antidepressant.
If you are suffering from rheumatoid arthritis you need to start consuming turmeric on a regular basis and experience relief from the moderate to mild joint pains and joint inflammation too. Moreover the anti-inflammatory properties that turmeric has are great for treating osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Boosts the immunity
Lipopolysaccharide is the substance found in turmeric which has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal effects which helps strengthen the immune system. A person who has a strong immune system is more resistant to colds, coughs or the flu.
For those who maybe sometimes will catch a cold or the flu, you will feel much better if you just mix one teaspoon of turmeric in a glass of warm milk and drink it once a day.
Soothe upset stomach
Turmeric has anti-inflammatory effects so it is useful in keeping stomach acid under control. Also turmeric is used to sooth heartburn and general stomach upset too.
With its strong antiseptic and antibacterial effects, turmeric can do wonders for your skin. If you have a cut or a burn, simply sprinkle some turmeric powder on it and help the healing process. You can also use turmeric in repairing damaged skin, treat psoriasis and other inflammatory skin conditions.
Maintains healthy heart
Turmeric can be very helpful in protecting the most vital organ in our bodies. Turmeric helps to break cholesterol which is responsible for clogging up the arteries and causing strokes or heart attacks.
Maintains the ideal weight
If you are watching your weight or you are trying to lose some, you should definitely include turmeric in your diet. Take just one teaspoon of turmeric powder before every meal. A component found in turmeric helps increase the flow of bile which has a major role in the breakdown of dietary fat.
Prevents Alzheimer’s disease
Studies have shown that brain inflammation is responsible for cognitive disorders like Alzheimer’s disease. Turmeric is good for overall brain health by helping in the removal of plaque build-up in the brain and by improving the oxygen flow. This will prevent or slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
Protects the liver
Turmeric is a kind of natural liver detoxifier. The liver plays the major role in detoxification of our bodies through the production of enzymes and turmeric is responsible for increased production of these vital enzymes. Later those enzymes break down and reduce toxins in the body. It has been shown that turmeric also speeds and improves blood circulation.
Also turmeric is being used for the treatment of inflammatory diseases such as tendinitis, liver cirrhosis, Alzheimer’s disease and many other digestive and blood related problems.
It has other significant properties like anti-bacterial, liver and kidney protective nature, blood clot suppressing property and also helps in the prevention of heart attack and hypoglycemia.
Why having fresh turmeric or powder is beneficial as opposed to Isolated or extracted Curcumin?
Most of the supplements sold in the market are Isolated curcumin
To put it simply, isolated curcumin, the type of turmeric MOST supplements are using these days is not effective as it’s an isolated compound and poorly absorbed by the body in that isolated form.
That’s because for turmeric to work properly, it needs the FULL range of compounds that make up the element.
Recent research has been so centered around curcumin that very little time has been spent examining the other 199+ compounds in turmeric.
Many health secrets lie buried in turmeric’s full spectrum chemistry. Turmeric has been found to exhibit many therapeutic properties and hence is being used for centuries in the traditional cooking.
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 foothills where the rains bring down a lot of minerals with the rain water for the turmeric to have the medicinal value. It should be 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. We have our own farm in kerela where it is grown and harvested under these conditions