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6 Top Health Benefits of Turmeric

Wednesday, 02 April 2014 02:09 AM

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is an herb closely related to the ginger family. It is used mainly as a spice. Its potent anti-inflammatory properties offer benefits for various ailments. The range of anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antiseptic properties make this medicinal herb popular for healthy persons and communities seeking natural benefits. This has made it win a place among the important ingredients in various supplements for good health including supplements targeting the digestive system, supplements for healthy skin, as well as supplements for promoting healthy living for diabetes. These are apart from turmeric’s widespread use in food due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. These anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties help in treating arthritis.

Let us discuss the top health benefits of turmeric that make it a prime ingredient of various supplements aiding a healthy life.

Benefits: Why Turmeric Is Healthy as a Spice or in Supplements

Turmeric has antiseptic, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. Its supplements are used widely in treating many health conditions. Among the top benefits of turmeric, these stand out:
  • It offers a healthy life to patients of arthritis: Turmeric and its supplements help patients of arthritis gain benefits of a healthy life due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties relieving pain and inflammation of joints. Research studies prove that the compounds found in this spice have strong anti-inflammatory properties to fight the inflammation caused by rheumatic arthritis. This is a reason for many supplements to use turmeric in supplements aiding bone fitness and arthritis support.
  • It is a healthy way to control diabetes: Turmeric benefits diabetic patients. Curcumin found in the spice makes these supplements healthy for diabetics as it helps in reducing insulin levels.
  • It is a healthy way to treat indigestion: Supplements use turmeric as it aids healthy digestion. Curcumin excites the endocrine glands to release bile, which improves digestion.
  • It is healthy for cancer and heart patients: Turmeric is anti-inflammatory and some studies state it has properties that can control cancer. Research on turmeric being among essential supplements for countering or controlling cancer continues. Many studies show that this spice benefits treatments of heart diseases like atherosclerosis. However, more research is required before turmeric can be recommended among supplements controlling heart diseases.
  • It is an active antiseptic agent: Some phenolic compounds present in turmeric make it a healthy ingredient in supplements and ointments for treating wounds. In its natural form, this spice offers benefits as a natural coagulant of blood.
  • It is a healthy way to treat coughs and colds: Turmeric powder is traditionally used for treating colds and coughs. The presence of curcumin and volatile oil offer the benefits of treating phlegm and common colds.
Its numerous antioxidant as well as anti-inflammatory properties make this spice a popular active ingredient promoting health.

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Turmeric’s benefits for a healthy body are well known. For treating digestive disorders, fighting infection, or for use as a natural anti-inflammatory ingredient, this spice from the ginger family is used in many ways. It is an active ingredient in many supplements beneficial for health.
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