Benefits of Tumeric

Benefits of Turmeric

How do you define the Benefits of Tumeric? Ayurvedic, Cucumin, Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant, Weight loss. These words all synonymous with that wonderful spice. Because of the many benefits of turmeric the internet has much to say on the subject. They range from articles for your skin, some for weight loss and some even for your dogs so the confusion levels can be quite high. This popularity has grown because of the wider introduction to Westerners to Ayurvedic medicine. Ayurvedic medicine is traditionally an Indian system of treatment for such things as chronic pain and inflammation.

There are teas, supplements, capsules, powders. Given all the information that is available, it can be very confusing when starting out, so I would like to try and simplify the benefits of this natural wonder.

Let’s break it down, turmeric is a tall plant that grows in Asia & Central America and is a member of the ginger family. Turmeric is a bright yellow aromatic powder obtained from the rhizome of the plant, traditionally used for flavouring and colouring Asian cooking and formerly as a fabric dye. 

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Looking at a variety of different articles they all seem to come up with similar benefits.

Benefits of Turmeric

  • The active ingredient in turmeric, Curcumin, has very  powerful anti-oxidant properties.
  • It also has strong anti-inflammatory effects and can help combat the symptoms of anxiety and depression.
  • Curcumin can assist in the prevention of Type 2 Diabetes.
  • Turmeric can improve digestion and may lower the risk of heart disease

 

For best results evidence suggests that the best way to take turmeric is with other components that “activate” the ingredient Curcumin.

Recommendations

  • Add Black Pepper to your Golden Lattes or Elixirs because it helps the body absorb the cucumin. It is good to look for products already paired with Black Pepper.
  • In Ayurvedic Medicine they mix the turmeric powder with healthy fats like Ghee. Other fats that can be used include Coconut Oil, avocados or eggs as Turmeric mixes better with fats than water and is absorbed more readily allowing the Curcumin to work its magic.
  • Heat turmeric to increase its activation. Evidence suggests that heating it up may even increase it antioxidant properties.

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