Turmeric is highly regarded in many Eastern cultures and is pivotal ingredient in Ayurveda medicine.
Turmeric has recently gathered momentum in popularity in western cultures, even though in the 13th century, it was introduced into Europe by Arab traders.
In Medieval England, turmeric was regarded as the ‘Indian saffron’.
The Major Health Benefits Of Turmeric
1. Brain health and memory
Turmeric improves the oxygen intake of the brain and improves its functionality by increasing the uptake of hormones such as serotonin and melanin.
2. Skin and Aging
The antibacterial properties contained within turmeric help to deal blemishes and acne as well as reducing redness and skin irritation.
3. Reduces inflammation and pain
According to research, curcumin, which is the active ingredient in turmeric is a more powerful anti-inflammatory agent than most of the ‘high street’ pain killers.
Worldwide studies have shown that turmeric is as effective as Prozac in treating depression, without the side effects.
Turmeric lowers blood glucose levels and reduces insulin resistance. It acts as an antioxidant reducing the risk of plaque build up in arteries.
By boosting antioxidant levels and your body’s immune system, it’s been known to stop cancer cell growth. Turmeric improves the mitochondrial function at a cellular level.
Due to the anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric, it is great for dealing with rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory diseases.