Everyone should know these medicinal value of turmeric

Medicinal value of turmeric
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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

The most important component of turmeric is curcumin which passes anti-inflammatory properties and curcumin is a very good natural anti-oxidant, this is the main component which endows turmeric with high medicinal properties.

Following are the advantages of turmeric or turmeric powder health benefits

  • Anti-inflammatory properties:

Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, it is very good for arthritis patients or relieves joints from pain. Raw turmeric is more effective in this case that is the natural form of turmeric is recommended for arthritis patients. It can be taken in the form of turmeric tea by preparing from raw turmeric for maximum health benefits.

  • Reduces Cancer risks:

Curcumin is a very good anti-oxidant, hence it reduces the growth of cancerous cells and helps to repair the oxidative damages of the cells hence very useful when it comes to reducing the cancer risks. Turmeric can reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, and many others.

  • Improves digestion

Turmeric is loaded with anti-oxidants hence it reduces the risk of food poisoning when taken with other food items. Because it is anti-inflammatory in nature it reduces gut inflammation. Turmeric also stimulates bile production and reduces bloating and gas.

  •  Treat Arthritis pain

Turmeric can also be used as a Natural pain reliever, it is actually used in combination with milk to treat pain especially. Arthritis patients can take turmeric, especially in two forms one is turmeric tablets and another one is turmeric tea. Turmeric tablets should be taken after consulting a good doctor and one can take turmeric tea normally.

  • Stimulates brain function and improve memory

Turmeric can also be used to stimulate brain function and improve memory. Study shows that it can help to boost brain power and reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and depression. Constant use of turmeric tablet helps to boost logical thinking of the individual.

  • Turmeric promotes heart health

Most commonly it has been seen that all the heart diseases are because of the inflammation since turmeric contains curcumin which is an anti-inflammatory compound which reduces inflammation and hence lowers the risk of heart diseases.

  • Maintains healthy cholesterol
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.

  • Turmeric helps to overcome stress
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.

  • Helps in losing excessive weight
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.

  • Maintains healthy metabolism
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.

  • 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.

  • Turmeric helps to improve mood
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.

Side effects of turmeric

  • Upsetting the stomach

Everything has pros and cons likewise turmeric also have disadvantages as already has been mentioned that it improves the digestion and many more benefits related to the stomach,it has a disadvantage also when taken in large amounts it can upset the stomach and many individuals that’s why are more reactive towards this negative effect of the turmeric.

  • 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.

  • Turmeric powder of raw turmeric roots 

It is also advised to use turmeric powder of Raw Turmeric roots because the Raw Turmeric roots is more natural and herbal in nature hence have very fewer disadvantages and an ample amount of benefits.

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