Turmeric for Humans
Turmeric, an ingredient that’s in most curries and mustards and gives it the yellow colour, has a long history of being used as more than just a spice. Turmeric’s deep-orange pigment is also used as a dye, and both Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine traditions use turmeric in treatments.
Curcumin, a component of turmeric (Curcuma longa) is well researched and recognised as an anti-inflammatory agent. There have been a number of studies examining the benefits of turmeric to people with joint pain or arthritis.
Chronic, low-level inflammation is also known to be a contributor to many common Western diseases. This includes heart disease, cancer, metabolic syndrome, Alzheimer’s and various degenerative conditions.
Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties have been compared favorably to anti-inflammatory pharmaceutical drugs (NSAIDs – eg. Ibufprofen) – without the side effects.
Curcumin, the main active ingredient in turmeric, is also a very strong antioxidant. It neutralizes free radicals on its own, then stimulates the body’s own antioxidant enzymes.
Oxidative damage is believed to be one of the mechanisms behind ageing and many diseases. The daily inclusion of turmeric helps to fight damage to cell membranes within the body and offers the body greater immunity to illness and disease.
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Despite the long list of turmeric benefits it’s bio-availability (the amount absorbed into the body) is minimal without assistance. Fortunately you can do more to unlock turmeric’s powerful healing potential – Click HERE to learn HOW.
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