Uses and benefits of Turmeric
What Is Turmeric?
Turmeric is a bright yellow root that is made into a powder or paste and used in curry dishes. In India it has been used as a medicinal herb for tens of thousands of years.The health benefits of turmeric are due to compounds called curcuminoids, the most powerful curcumin - the main active ingredient in turmeric. To get the full healing benefits of turmeric it's important to use its extracts since it contains mostly curcumin. Want to know the uses and benefits of turmeric? We got you!
What are the uses and benefits of Turmeric?
Turmeric's health benefits are vast and although we might be biased, they've been backed by extensive research. That is right! It has incredible benefits for the body - let's get into it.
1. Natural Anti-Inflammatory Agent
Turmeric has incredible effects that reduce inflammation in the body. For this reason, consuming turmeric is often suggested for the reduction of arthritic pain, gout, and muscle pain following exercise or injury instead of traditional drugs.
2. Increases Cognitive Abilies
In traditional medicine, turmeric was relied on to increase concentration and boost memory retention. Recent studies have shown turmeric to protect neuroal pathways from oxidative stress.
3. Natural Detoxifier
Turmeric stimulates the gallbladder, which works with the liver to eliminate toxins. By doing so this rejuvenates liver cells that break down the toxins in our body and helps to remove them efficiently.
How do I use Turmeric?
You can use turmeric in dishes that you cook or order from restaurants, in supplement form, or through hot beverages (our favorite being SUTRA Gold).
An important thing to note is that the body doesn't absorb turmeric all that well. This is why it is important to always pair it with black pepper, which assists your body in absorbing and retaining the health benefits. Black pepper actually enhances absorption by 2000% - so make sure your dish or supplement contains both elements!
Squash & Turmeric Soup
Turmeric & Chickpeas
Turmeric Curry Protein Bowl
Want more uses and benefits of Turmeric?
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Health Benefits Provided By Science Direct