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HEALTH BENEFITS OF TURMERIC

Posted by Administrator on 9/15/2015 to Spices

The warm and peppery flavored turmeric of bright yellow color is enriched with incredible healing effects and outstanding health benefits.

Traditionally the excessive use of turmeric was found to be in Chinese and Indian medicines to treat several ailments.Letís ponder over the spectacular benefits of using this strong seasoning;

Before we jump toward the spontaneous health benefits, it is important to highlight the essential key that leads to turmericís health benefits.

Around 7000 peer-reviewed scientific articles are published to ensure the effectiveness of using turmeric, where Curcumin is the strong chemical compound found in turmeric, highly rich in providing healing effects.

Safe anti-inflammatory compound

The absolute presence of curcumin in the turmeric is of great importance as it strongly fights chronic inflammation in the human body.The significant anti-inflammatory activity in curcumin, as proved by multiple experimental models, has the potential to curb damaging conditions as cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. At times, the powerful anti-inflammatory compound is compared with the effectiveness of high anti-inflammatory pharmaceutical drugs.

An effective treatment for heart attacks

Among all the outstanding health benefits to the spice, this one holds great significance. A study was conducted in 2012, examining the effects of curcumin capsules compared with placebo pills on the bypass patients. 121 patients took part in the study and all of them had bypass surgery from 2009 to 2011. Half of the patients had curcumin capsules and remaining had placebo pills, in the time period of 8 days, three days before surgery and five after surgery. Reuters further reported that people of placebo pills faced heart attack to 30 percent as compared to those who are in the curcumin group experienced 13 percent. Researchers successfully conclude that curcumin is the powerful compound which plays an important role to beat off heart attack risks.

(Turmeric Extracts could prevent heart attacks in bypass patients - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/16/turmeric-heart-attack-bypass-extract-curcumin_n_1427414.html)

Curcumin is also effective to prevent the oxidation of cholesterol, thus, it is also observed that it controls the risk of high cholesterol levels which damages blood vessels and can lead to heart strokes.

Improves Rheumatoid Arthritis

Diseases like Arthritis, where free radicals are held responsible for the swelling and painful joint inflammation, which provides great damage to the joints. Here, at this stage, the antioxidant property of turmeric signified that many people get huge relief from swelling and acute pain when they use yellow spice. Although a number of studies have been conducted to examine the effect of turmeric to sufferers of arthritis or joint pain. An outstanding study revealed that turmeric extracts extremely worked for patients, suffering knee osteoarthritis.

(Efficacy and safety of Curcuma domestica extracts in patients with knee osteoarthritis - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19678780 )

Help to prevent and treat cancer

Turmeric is found to be a powerful opponent to cancer diseases. Various studies have contributed that curcumin has a marked potential to reduce the metastasis( the spread of cancer) and control the growth of cancerous cells in the body.

Control on Diabetes - Turmeric acts as an anti-diabetic in type 2 diabetic patients. It further improves metabolic functions and lowers blood glucose levels. Researchers have also resulted that people with pre-diabetes who use curcumin capsules observe reduced risks of type 2 disease. 

Note: According to University Of Maryland Medical Center, the total consumption of turmeric should be;

Dried, Powdered root - 1-3 g per day. 

Cut Root - 1.5 to 3 g per day. Standardized Powder(curcumin) - 400 to 600 mg, 3 times per day.

(http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/turmeric)

Other References:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/18/turmeric-health-benefits-curcumin_n_5978482.html


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