Turmeric is a widely cultivated tropical plant of Indian Subcontinent, having yellow flowers and an aromatic, somewhat fleshy rhizome. Turmeric is a spice that has been used for over 2500 years in the South Asia where it was first used as a dye. Nowadays turmeric is one of the main ingredients in South Asian countries that is used in curries. The medicinal and healing assets gifted by nature through turmeric have been revealing themselves slowly. Long known for its anti-inflammatory properties, recent research has revealed that turmeric is a natural wonder, proving beneficial in the treatment of many different health conditions from cancer to Alzheimer's disease.
Here are some health benefits of turmeric:
- Turmeric is a natural clean and antibacterial agent; if you've got cuts or burns you can use turmeric to clean your wounds instead of using a spirit.
- When combined with cauliflower, it has shown to prevent prostate cancer and stop the growth of existing prostate cancer.
- Studies have shown that turmeric prevented breast cancer from spreading to the lungs in mice.
- Turmeric may prevent melanoma and cause existing melanoma cells to commit suicide.
- Turmeric reduces the risk of childhood leukemia.
- Turmeric is a natural liver detoxifier.
- It is a potent natural anti-inflammatory that works as well as many anti-inflammatory drugs but without the side effects.
- Turmeric is a natural painkiller
- Turmeric may help in weight management.
- It has long been used in Chinese medicine as a treatment for depression.
- Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, it is a natural treatment for arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
- Promising studies are underway on the effects of turmeric on pancreatic cancer.
- Turmeric has been shown to stop the growth of new blood vessels in tumors.
- Turmeric speeds up wound healing and assists in remodeling of damaged skin.
- Turmeric may help in the treatment of psoriasis and other inflammatory skin conditions.
Cautions: Turmeric should not be used by people with gallstones or bile obstruction. Though turmeric is often used by pregnant women, it is important to consult with a doctor before doing so as turmeric can be a uterine stimulant.
Source: Health Dairies
Source: Health Dairies