Health benefits of turmeric

Turmeric is a plant belonging to the same family as ginger. It is often used as a culinary spice and contains a medicinal ingredient known as Curcumin which possesses antioxidant, anti-bacteria and anti-inflammatory properties. What are the health benefits of Turmeric? Here are a few:
1. Treatment of Alzheimer ’s disease
Due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, turmeric can be used to treat Alzheimer's disease very effectively.
2. Blocking cancer
Research has found that curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, helps to block an enzyme that is responsible for the proliferation of head and neck cancer.
3. Arthritis
It’s anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties make turmeric a very effective natural solution for Arthritis. Using about 500-1000mg turmeric capsules thrice a day significantly reduces osteoarthritis pain.
4. Cancer Treatment
Recently, Turmeric has been found to induce apoptosis, a process that induces the self-destruction and removal of damaged (carcinogenic) cells. Further studies are ongoing to ascertain the effect of turmeric on cancer cells.
5. Asthma
Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, it mitigates the inflammation that is commonly associated with asthma. Add one teaspoon of this powder to a warm glass of milk and drink.
6. As an Antiseptic
Its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties make it a very good antiseptic for treating cuts.
7. Curcumin
Ongoing research has shown that curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, can protect the live and help to delay liver damage and prevent cirrhosis.
8. Colds and Flu
Its anti-microbial properties help to fight against cough, colds and flu. If you have cold and flu, just mix a teaspoon of this powder into a glass of warm milk and drink once daily. You should also drink enough water throughout the day.

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