Turmeric is an extremely popular spice with potent medicinal and culinary properties. It has been commonly used in the Chinese, Ayurvedic, and Indian medicine for centuries.
This spice with a characteristic flavor and color has been used in the treatments of respiratory issues, liver diseases, skin conditions, cuts, wounds, sprains in muscles, and gastric issues.
Numerous studies have shown that turmeric is extremely helpful in the case of infections, digestion problems, inflammation and even cancer.
Its active ingredient, curcumin, is responsible for most of its health benefits, as it provides antioxidants, treats microbes, soothes inflammation, and many others.
Due to its ability to destroy microbes, turmeric treats gastritis, digestive tract issues, peptic and gastric ulcers, and Helicobacter pylori.
Researchers have found that curcumin
- Has a positive effect on the inflammation molecules, cell survival, and DNA
- Positively affects the membranes in the human cells
- Positively alters 700 genes and 160 physiological issues
Due to the potent anti-inflammatory properties, curcumin also soothes osteoarthritis pain. To alleviate this pain and improve mobility, take 200mg of turmeric on a daily basis.
Experts also reveal that this spice treats heart and lung problems, liver issues, metabolic issues, neurological issues, inflammatory problems, and autoimmune disorders, as well as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.
Also, a recent animal study has found that turmeric contains turmerone, a bioactive item that boosts the function of the brain, repairs brain cells and thus treats Alzheimer’s disease.