This article talks about Turmeric benefits and how it supports many health conditions as discussed by herbal experts.
Curcumin, the active ingredient in Turmeric, has been a time tested product with many documented health benefits and a history of over 4,000 years. It is one of the finest herbs that stood in time in terms of its usefulness among various populations around the globe. The US NIH has many clinical studies on the usefulness of this herb and many trials are being conducted presently.
In USA Dr.Oz, Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Joseph Mercola are huge proponents of Turmeric and they always advocate that this herb should be part of a daily diet.
Though it is used in "Curry" as a culinary herb in India and in south East Asia over centuries, many are not aware of Turmeric health benefits. The main scientific reason besides its culinary importance is that, it is one of the best de-toxifying agents available. Ancient Ayurveda strongly suggests that Turmeric nullifies the bad and toxic effects that emerge due to the way our vegetables and meat products are processed and consumed. it helps prevent damage to the body by free radicals.
Turmeric benefits for various conditions-
All are aware of Turmeric’s antioxidant properties; however, one of the best properties is its ability to help with intestinal health. In Germany Turmeric is a legal alternative choice for relieving diarrhea. The German Commission E, an authoritative body that determines which herbs can be safely prescribed in that country has approved Turmeric for a variety of gastrointestinal conditions.
Turmeric benefits also include strengthening the joint ligaments.
Turmeric paste when applied on skin, could help remove all kinds of impurities and makes the skin feel fresh and smooth.
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When Turmeric is combined with certain other herbs, it enhances their properties. It is one of the best catalysts among herbs. It helps with abdominal bloating and helps in better assimilation of digested food.
Studies have shown that Turmeric could help in inhibiting LDL oxidation and thus could help prevent progression of hardening of arteries in people.
This herb's benefits include its anti-inflammatory properties, thus helps with joint pain as well.
Turmeric is supposed to also help with Triglycerides; hence can help with heart health.
Turmeric is known to have anti-septic properties and could give relief against cuts, bruises and burns, when applied as a topical paste.
This herb may help in fat metabolism and helps one to maintain ideal body weight via management of body fat.
Turmeric could help in balancing food intake and could support blood glucose when used as a dietary supplement.
Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory function could help with Bronchial inflammation, and possibly help in good respiration.
Also this herb may aid in intestinal health, and in tuning up the digestive system.
This herbs is also known to help women with alleviating cramping during menstruation, and possibly soothe muscular pains and help ease back spasms.
This is also known to support bone and joint health in people.
Herbal experts also recommend use of Turmeric for brain and memory functions, as it can help with recalling facts.
I hope the above article helps all to understand Turmeric benefits. Turmeric should be a part of everyone's daily diet.
Note: If one has Ulcers, Gall stones and or Bile obstruction problems, he or she should consult with a Medical Doctor before using Turmeric products. Stop taking Turmeric before a surgery. Also, if one has stomach bleeding problems, this herb should not be taken.
By Veena Deo
Dr. Veena Deo is an expert Herbalist, a consultant and the author of this page.
All the information provided above and opinions expressed above should not be construed as medical advice. This information is provided for educational purposes only. Any statements made above have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Any products discussed above are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.