10 Reasons Why Turmeric Is Great For You March 01 2015

Curcuma Longa Plant

Turmeric is a spice made from grinding the roots of the Curcuma longa plant. You may recognize it as the bright yellow color in many Asian cuisines. The prime active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin. It is thought to be an anti- inflammatory, as well as an antioxidant. Turmeric has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb.

Turmeric is not absorbed well into the bloodstream without the use of black pepper. Black pepper contains piperine, a natural substance that enhances the absorption of curcumin by 2000% (source).

Benefits of turmeric:

  1. It is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent, useful in disinfecting cuts and burns.

  2. It's a natural liver detoxifier.

  3. Turmeric may prevent and slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease by removing plaque buildup in the brain. (source)

  4. It is a potent natural anti-inflammatory that works as well as many anti-inflammatory drugs (but without the scary side effects!)

  5. May aid in fat metabolism and help in weight management.

  6. Has long been used in Chinese medicine as a treatment for depression. (Source)

  7. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, it is a natural treatment for arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. (Source)

  8. Increases the antioxidant capacity of the body (Source).

  9. Turmeric can help prevent (and may even treat) cancer (Source)

  10. May help delay age-related chronic disease (Source)

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