Nowadays, in this crazy modern world, it may come as a surprise to many of you that the simple spice Turmeric has so many incredible healing properties. Of course, Eastern cultures have valued Turmeric for its medicinal properties and warm, peppery flavor for more than 5,000 years.
Over the years this medicinal root has been revered in India as the “holy powder.” Commonly found in Indian recipes, it boosts appetite, lowers blood pressure, reduces pain, has been shown to have powerful anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, antiviral, anti-tumor and antioxidant properties. It has been used for centuries to treat wounds, infections, and other health problems.
It has been beneficial in treating a wide range of inflammatory conditions considered the root of most coronary, chronic and autoimmune diseases. Arthritis, acute sports injuries, irritable bowel syndrome, Chron’s disease, and other inflammatory bowel disorders, tendonitis, and various autoimmune conditions are successfully treated with this wonder spice from the east.
More recent research has shown that it alleviates asthma and very importantly, even cancer can be treated favorably.
Curcumin, the pigment that gives turmeric its yellow-orange color is the magic ingredient.
Why should we take Turmeric daily?
1) Turmeric the Anti-Inflammatory
Reduce Inflammation and you reduce disease! –
Many of the conditions associated with our modern life are associated with excess inflammation – asthma, allergies, autoimmune disease, heart disease, cancer and many other diseases depending on which organs are inflamed. There is no doubt that inflammation if left untreated, can become a chronic health issue. In fact, more and more health practitioners and clinical researchers are now realizing that inflammation is the source of most disease.
Of course, Inflammation is a normal and necessary protective mechanism. Unfortunately, however, it is increasingly common for this inflammatory response to get out of hand, and this is why there is a growing body that believes we should take Turmeric daily to help protect ourselves.
Turmeric is 100% natural –
Unlike aspirin or ibuprofen, it reduces the body’s inflammation naturally, without damaging the liver or kidneys. It is comparable to large doses of ibuprofen (800 mg daily) without the side-effects. In fact, rather than damaging the liver it actually helps protect the liver.
Turmeric against Heart Disease –
We know that inflammation is the root cause of heart disease, not cholesterol or fat. It is the eating of too much sugar and HFCS (high-fructose corn syrup), toxic processed trans-fats, processed low-fat foods, and an omega-3 to an omega-6 imbalance that causes the systemic inflammation that creates atherosclerosis or arterial plaquing. Turmeric, therefore, taken daily, is a highly effective means to reduce the risk of this highly prevalent disease process.
Turmeric slows and helps reverse the onset of Alzheimer’s disease–
Recent research has been consistently showing that systemic inflammation is a trigger for Alzheimer’s disease. Turmeric, therefore, is an effective means to help prevent the cognitive decline normally attributed to “old age.”
Turmeric aids digestion–
It has been used successfully to ease the agony from and help heal inflammatory bowel disease.