Health Benefits of Turmeric

This “golden spice” is the most versatile and healthiest spices ever known to man.  Turmeric has an orange-yellowish color as well as a mouthwatering aroma and let not forget it’s unique healing properties.  Turmeric has been used throughout the world as an ingredient in many cuisines, especially in Asian dishes.

There are many benefits of Turmeric.  Turmeric’s active ingredient is called curcumin and it possess antioxidant, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-mutagenic, and anti-fungal properties and characteristics.  This alone is why turmeric is a part of numerous Ayurvedis remedies.

Some ways that turmeric can improve your overall health are:

1.  Strengthens the immune system

By consuming turmeric on a regular basis you can help strengthen your immune system which will help in fighting off colds and the flu.

2. Improves the digestion

This powerful spice can help relieve gut inflammation and poor digestion.  It’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant characteristics are instrumental in maintaining a healthy gut.  

3. Lowers depression

The antioxidants within turmeric are known to help fight depression.

4.  Maintains the cardiovascular health

Turmeric helps balance the cholesterol levels within the body.  Also helps in prevent and ward off cholesterol deposits.

5. Keeps the liver healthy

Enzymes in turmeric help to remove any piled up toxins.

6. Speeds up the healing of wounds

The antiseptic and antiviral characteristics of turmeric help in  the healing of minor burns, wounds, and other skin related issues.

7.  Alleviates arthritis symptoms

Joint pain and discomfort can be reduced with the help of turmeric and its anti-inflammatory properties.

8.  Helps with weight loss

Turmeric can help break down bile and prolong your feeling of being full which helps to reduce overeating and help shed extra pounds.

Do you use turmeric in any of your cuisines? Tell us in the comments below.

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