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Turmeric is an essential component of Indian spices which is also known as Golden Spice. It has got a lot of medicinal properties which can be used to cure many common ailments almost everyone is quite familiar to turmeric with milk which is used as the most common remedy since long ago. Here we describe the medicinal value of turmeric or turmeric powder health benefits. There are many advantages of turmeric which have been listed below.
The basic component of turmeric
Following are the advantages of turmeric or turmeric powder health benefits
- Anti-inflammatory properties:
- Reduces Cancer risks:
- Improves digestion
- Treat Arthritis pain
- Stimulates brain function and improve memory
- Turmeric promotes heart health
The main reason behind high cholesterol is oxidative stress which is due to chronic inflammation and high blood sugar. So again curcumin reduces inflammation in the body which supports healthy cholesterol levels.
- Maintains healthy cholesterol
Adaptogens are our good friend when it comes to overcoming the stress. Adaptogens are those botanicals which have the ability to modulate the release of stress hormones from the adrenal glands. This helps to overcome physical and emotional stress in an easy way, this also keeps your hormones balanced. Curcumin in turmeric helps the body to maintain weight, improves memory, blood sugar and many more.
- Turmeric helps to overcome stress
The main reason behind the elevated weight can be because of elevation in the stress. As the secretion of the stress hormone ‘cortisol’ increases, fat accumulates near the stomach because the cells in the stomach are more sensitive to cortisol and are very effective in fat storing energy. Turmeric helps to keep a balance over stress hormone and hence it helps to balance weight.
- Helps in losing excessive weight
In our Ayurveda we are using turmeric since ages to treat diabetes,the curcumin in the turmeric used to maintain the blood sugar level as on research it has been found that when curcumin is taken on a regular basis by a diabetic patient it helped to keep the blood sugar level balanced and hence turmeric also maintains healthy metabolism.
- Maintains healthy metabolism
- Have anti-aging properties
Turmeric also passes anti-aging properties as already has been said that curcumin is a very good antioxidative agent hence it repairs the oxidative damage of the skin and nourishes the skin. It also cleans the skin and removes the impurities and also remove the roughness of the skin and hence it makes skin look more healthy and beautiful.
The curcumin which is found in the turmeric as the main component of the turmeric helps in the secretion of the serotonin and dopamine which are the two happy hormones, which improves the mood of an individual by secreting these happy hormones which create the feeling of happiness in the individual.
- Turmeric helps to improve mood
Side effects of turmeric
- Upsetting the stomach
- Blood-thinning properties
Another very common disadvantage of the turmeric is that it thins the blood when taken in large amounts or in an inappropriate amount that’s why the patients of thin blood are advised to take the turmeric in the guidance of or after consulting a qualified doctor.
How to consume turmeric
- By adding to different food items
There are many ways to take the turmeric one is by adding it to different food items, as has already been said that turmeric is also known as Golden Spice and is a significantly important component of the spice hence it can be used as a spice in many food items.
- Turmeric in combination with milk
Turmeric is also taken in combination with milk to cure general body pain or general bone pain. This is a very common remedy which has been in use since very long ago for the treatment of body pain.
- Turmeric tea
Very common intake of turmeric is through the turmeric tea it can be taken normally by anyone by ensuring that turmeric tea is made of fresh roots of the turmeric plants to get benefits.