Health Benefits of TURMERIC Sure, you know how delicious turmeric tastes, but there's a lot more to this humble spice
Health Benefits of TURMERIC
Sure, you know how delicious turmeric tastes, but there's a lot more to this humble spice.
What is Turmeric?
Turmeric is one of the most popular spices in the world. Turmeric is warm and peppery, used as the main ingredient in curry powder as well as the ingredient that gives some mustard their bright yellow color.
Sursuta's Ayurvedic Compendium recommended making a turmeric based ointment to relieve the effects of poisoned food.
Modern scientific research has put this ancient wisdom to the test, confirming turmeric's place as a culinary and nutrition powerhouse.
Turmeric contains a host of chemical components, but the most important are a group of compounds called Curcuminoids. Curcumin, in particular, is one of the most extensively researched plant compounds around.
All of this research has uncovered some impressive health benefits of turmeric.....
Natural antiinflammatory (decreases inflammation)
Strengthens the immune system
Improves heart health
Reduces symptoms of depression
Potentially protects against cancer
Speed up wound healing
Natural antibiotic, antiseptic and analgesic
Helps prevent cold and cough
Improves skin conditions
Aids in fat metabolism and weight management
Helps prevent gas/ bloating
Whether you use it to season your meals, as a supplement, or both, there's a lot to love about this plant.