Turmeric is one of the herbs that have been part of folk medicine in many countries. In India, turmeric has been used for over 2500 years, first as a dye.
Turmeric is known to contain elements of antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification. Several recent studies have found a link between turmeric with some treatments against Alzheimer’s and cancer.
Turmeric, named the “Queen of all Spices”, has many benefits that will be described as follows:
1. Overcoming inflammation
Chronic inflammation can be prevented by curcumin, the active compound of turmeric. Curcumin is able to overcome inflammation, thereby overcoming some modern diseases because chronic inflammation is the major cause of most modern illnesses.
2. Protection of brain
Some cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Dementia associated with inadequate levels of Brain-Derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). BDNF is a type of growth hormone. Curcumin is able to increase BDNF levels, thereby preventing cognitive impairment that can damage the brain.
3. Reducing the risk of cancer
Turmeric contains anti-cancer substances that can prevent some types of cancer.
4. Improving the performance of digestion
Turmeric is able to stimulate the gallbladder to reduce bloating and excess gas and fight inflammation in the digestive tract. However, you should not go overboard in consuming turmeric as it can lead to over-stimulation.
5. Improving Heart Health
Curcumin can reduce bad cholesterol levels and prevent the buildup of plaque in the arteries.
6. Reducing the symptoms of Arthritis
Based on the many testimonials, turmeric was able to improve the condition of many Arthritis patients.
7. Delaying aging
Curcumin reduces free radicals thus preventing aging.
How to use:
Add 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder to a variety of dishes and juices. A pinch of black pepper can increase the effectiveness of turmeric to 2000%.