BENEFITS OF TURMERIC AND CURCUMINTweet
Jul 13, 2016 , 6 min read
Many studies have shown that turmeric has major benefits for our body and brain. Turmeric has been used in India for thousands of years as spice and medicinal herbs. Now science has started to backup what Indians has known for a long period of time. Turmeric contains curcumin, a powerful components with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Curcumin is also said to boost levels of the brain hormone BDNF, which increases the growth of new neurons and fights various degenerative processes in the brain. Heart disease is major killer in the world. Curcumin may reverse many steps in heart disease process. Researchers have been studying turmeric as a beneficial herb in cancer treatment.
Turmeric has many healing properties for skin. It is natural anti-inflammatory so it reduces the redness and other skin irritations. Its antibacterial, so it’s great for blemishes, acne and skin balance. Turmeric is wonderful at improving the texture of the skin. It’s a wonderful natural treatment inside and out.
Studies show that turmeric is shown to reverse insulin resistance and lower blood glucose levels. It acts as an anti-diabetic and antioxidant in diabetes especially type-1 diabetes. It also is shown to lead to various improvements in process of Alzheimer’s disease. Curcumin can help treat symptoms of arthritis and was effective as Prozac in alleviating the symptoms of depression as shown in many studies.
You can take turmeric in many ways depending on what you want to treat.