Turmeric is a great spice with powerful medicinal properties. It is mostly known as the main ingredient in curry. The root can be grated like ginger and used fresh or dry. Here’s a list of diseases the golden-colored spice can treat:
- Heart attack;
- Digestive problems;
- Alzheimer’s disease;
- Allergies and colds;
- Skin conditions and wounds;
Turmeric is often a part of natural cosmetic products that can do wonders for your skin.
Curry is a mix of spices that have numerous unique properties. The active ingredient of turmeric is called curcumin and is the most studied of all the compounds in the spice. According to several studies, curcumin can treat over 600 diseases and conditions.
The powers of turmeric
Turmeric contains 20 antibiotic compounds, of which 14 have anti-cancer properties, 12 are anti-inflammatory agents while 10 of them are also antioxidants.
Both curcumin and turmerone in turmeric can stimulate new neuron production and make the brain heal itself. This is especially helpful for traumatic brain injuries, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.
Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric can treat arthritis when consumed or applied topically. The suggested dose is a capsule of 400-600 mg. 3 times a day.
Turmeric has powerful antidepressant properties that work even better than most antidepressants. The spice reduces the levels of the stress hormone cortical, while increasing the production of serotonin in the body. The spice can be consumed in fresh of supplement form, but it can also be mixed with other natural remedies for depression such as St. John’s Wort tea.