Turmeric, the wonder spice!
With a thousand benefits, turmeric is excellent to be taken daily in our diet in order to promote the well-being of the body and mind.
But what exactly are its unique benefits?
Turmeric has the following properties:
And it is beneficial for:
- Bones, joints and circulation
- Immunity and digestive health
- Antioxidant levels
- Inflammation, joint pain and arthritis
- Acid-base metabolism
- Tiredness and fatigue
- Nails, skin and hair
- Hormonal balance
Inflammation and turmeric
Turmeric is perhaps most commonly associated with its anti-inflammatory actions.
Inflammation is the body’s natural response to injury or infection, often causing localised redness, swelling, pain or heat. It may also cause loss of function of the involved tissues.
Symptoms of arthritis such stiffness and swelling are a common indication of inflammation of the joints. If inflammation persists for a prolonged period of time, it becomes chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation can be the result of an infection, autoimmune reaction or allergy.
Studies have shown that curcumin, a compound in turmeric, may reduce inflammation in the body.
its potential benefits include fighting the effects of oxidation, more stable blood sugar, improved brain levels of the omega-3 fatty acid.
The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects of curcumin have also been associated with improved regulation of blood pressure and decreased risk of several types of cardiovascular disease.
However, while once only focussed on the anti-inflammatory benefits, studies on turmeric intake now also include its potential for offering detoxification support and improving cognitive function, blood sugar balance and kidney function, as well as lessening the degree of severity associated with certain forms of arthritis and certain digestive disorders.
The dried powdered spice that many people use in cooking comes from the root (rhizome) portion of the plant – Curcuma longa.
The unprocessed form of this root bears a strong resemblance to ginger root, and that resemblance is not a coincidence! Turmeric and ginger are both plants belonging to the Zingiberaceae family.
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• Bones, joints and circulation
• Immunity and digestive health
• Antioxidant levels
• Inflammation, joint pain and arthritis
• Acid-base metabolism
• Tiredness and fatigue
• Nails, skin and hair
• Cognitive function
• Hormonal balance and the liver
• Macronutrient metabolism and more…