The Turmeric Therapy – Effective Without the Side Effects
So many studies are uncovering all the incredible benefits the turmeric root has. It contains potent antiviral, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties.The turmeric therapy is very effective without any side-effects. It’s gaining mainstream popularity, popping up everywhere from iced lattes and face masks to health supplements.
Turmeric has evolved as one of the world’s foremost natural health foods? In some studies, it has been proven to be more beneficial against the common flu than vaccines (2009 edition of “Emerging Infectious Diseases”). Why? Because Turmeric is one of the most potent natural whole foods and contains a high concentration of antioxidants; and antioxidants are what keep our immune system healthy and strong.
Although this is all well and good, having just Turmeric by itself in any form does not get absorbed well by the body, whether it is a powder, capsule or even the root itself; without activators, the health benefits will be minimal. The active ingredient in Turmeric is called “Curcumin”, making up about 2 to 7 percent of Turmeric. Due to the variability of the amount of Curcumin in the Turmeric, to achieve therapeutic benefits you will need to take a powder that is activated with black pepper. This makes the Turmeric more bio-available, that is easily absorbed into the cells of the body.
TURMERIC THERAPY & ANCIENT WISDOM
Our ancestors learned its usage through repeated use and applied experimentation. Recent studies have shown Curcumin in turmeric, which is an important antioxidant and other types of polyphenols present in turmeric are beneficial to our health in different ways. Different polyphenols may actively remove neurotoxins and inflammatory agents from the central nervous systems (brain and spinal cord) and can take preventive measures against neural problems, reducing the chances of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. These components can also tackle issues related to immunity, heart, respiratory system, infection, skin, wounds et al. Studies show that use of turmeric may reduce clods of platelets in the blood, thus reducing problems related to blood circulation throughout the body. Turmeric is seen to be effective against gastrointestinal problems like indigestion, gall stone, etc. In India, it is highly used to bring a natural glow to the skin. Studies suggest that it works against parasitic bacteria, a fungus which acts as pathogens in our body.
TURMERIC ACTING AGAINST VARIOUS AILMENTS
One would be astonished to see different uses of turmeric across geographic boundaries and in traditional medicinal practices like Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani, Chinese traditional medicines, through direct extraction, mixture with other herbs, natural chemicals, etc. It can be used in a paste form, powdered for can even be directly chewed. Due to its anti-pathogenic properties turmeric shows to be working effectively in curing wounds, puss formation in eyes and ears. Unani medicines also suggest turmeric as a component that is to be used as a cure for liver problems, jaundice, ulcer, etc. Even sometimes roasted turmeric is also used for medicine and is also be effective against arthritis and bronchial asthma. It may act as an instant painkiller due to its anti-inflammatory properties, and some even consider it as natural prevention against cancer.
Turmeric can also help with work-out induced muscle soreness and inflammation, boosting recovery and performance of inactive people. Its anti-inflammatory benefits can even perform similarly to over-the-counter drugs like ibuprofen but minus their side effects. Turmeric can help you manage oxidative stress, a condition where free radicals overtake your body’s antioxidant defenses. Along with chronic inflammation, oxidative stress paves a path for numerous diseases. Research shows turmeric has significant antioxidant abilities.
Turmeric has been used medicinally for various conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, skin cancer, and digestive disorders. The list goes on: There aren’t many conditions turmeric can’t benefit, although some are more well-researched and publicized.
DID YOU KNOW?
Curcumin prevents the growth of Helicobacter pylori, a microbe that causes gastric ulcers and cancers.
Note: Talk to your healthcare professional about ways to incorporate turmeric into your diet and curcumin into your supplement plan. Combined with the right foods and lifestyle strategies, this powerhouse spice can provide numerous benefits and prove a valuable component to your healthy-living plan.