If you’re a curry fan, you’ve probably heard of turmeric. It’s a common spice in Indian cuisine and has long been touted as one of the healthiest ways to add flavour to a home cooked meal. But did you know that turmeric also has a huge number of health benefits?
The active component of turmeric is curcumin. It’s a polyphenol that’s got both strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant abilities that can help with all kinds of ailments.
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 200 mg 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.
Scientists have only recently started studying the effects of curcumin on humans with cancer, but there have been some exciting results with animals. It’s been found that in animals, curcumin “interferes with several important molecular pathways involved in cancer development, growth and spread,” according to the American Cancer Society. Sounds like some promising research is in the works!
So, are you convinced? You need turmeric in your life. You can buy tumerin capsules at many health food stores. Just be careful that what you’re buying is pure and doesn’t have other filler medications in it that you don’t need.
A great option is to buy pure powdered turmeric. You can toss it into curries and stir-fries to reap the every day benefits of this wonder spice. If you feel a cold or flu coming on, mix it with raw honey for an extra strong anti-inflammatory wonder drink.
– 1 tablespoon Organic turmeric powder
– 100 g honey
It’s very simple. In a glass jar, just mix the ingredients.
At first sign of a cold, start using this mixture right away. Take 1 tablespoon per hour for the first day then one every 2 hours the second day and on the third day take it once every 3 hours. Then as needed.