Turmeric is one of the basic and well known powerful herbs on the planet as listed in Ayurveda not doubt it’s also called ‘Liquid Gold’. It not only has the abilities to heal our body but also fight those potentially harmful elements that can cause diseases. Because of its these eminent properties, it’s in my list of all in one miracle product for health too. Keep reading and even you will start stocking up turmeric rather than those fancy medications that do more harm than good, most of the times.
Turmeric is a natural pain killer due to its anti inflammatory properties all thanks to curcumin, derivative of turmeric. Ever noticed how on the application of turmeric on a wound it decreases the intensity as oppose to that of antiseptic lotions or rubbing alcohol which even makes the burning sensation worse.
While growing up I often saw my mom adding turmeric to nearly all food dishes, on asking whether it makes the taste better she told me in short that it helps keep stomach problems at bay. Now after learning some more about it, I came to know that it helps cure ‘Inflammatory Bowel Disease’, again all credit goes to its anti-inflammatory properties. It helps aid gut problems and promotes growth of good bacteria, same function as those fancy probiotic medicines which costs lot more than this spice.
It’s also great for diabetic patients as it helps lowering blood sugar level and regulating insulin production due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Isn’t it just great?
*drum roll please* Now adding more to its greatness, it also helps prevent CANCER! Yup, you read it correct. Curcumin kills cancer causing cells and prohibits more from growing.
It’s also Anticoagulant meaning it prevents blood clotting
Due to its anti-inflammatory properties it can also be beneficial for people suffering from arthritis.
Turmeric increases antioxidant capacity of body.
Also turmeric has the potential to increase brain function and prevent Alzheimer’s disease as it rises the level of brain hormone BDNF.
Now, I can go on and on about its magical benefits but that’s not humanly possible, is it? But I guess the above uses were at least able to make you consider turmeric as a potential alternative to chemical medications.
Remember, too much of anything is bad and it even applied to turmeric so be careful to take it in limited quantities on a daily basis and you will begin to see differences in long term
Some of the side effects of excessive dosage can be-
- Lower blood pressure
- Increased blood pressure (though that is the case with most of the spices)
- Uterine contractions in pregnant women
- Liver may begin to function at an increased rate
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