The Incredible Healing Powers Of Turmeric

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If you’ve spent any time on the Internet lately, you’ve probably heard about turmeric. The herb is causing quite a stir online and in medical circles. Best known for its ability to heal, turmeric is packed with antioxidants and also has strong anti-aging properties. The spice belongs to the same family as ginger root and is well known through India. In fact, turmeric is a common spice used in cooking. Ancient cultures have long revered turmeric for its qualities that range from preventing cancer to helping with the common cold.


If you’ve ever seen turmeric, you know that is has a rich color, almost like gold. This color is the result of a component called curcumin.

Turmeric has a wealth of nutrients and health benefits. In fact, some people have called this one of the most powerful substances ever known to man. So how do you get the most out of using turmeric?


Using Turmeric

There is a nearly endless list of nutrients found within turmeric including vitamins, mineral, antioxidants, and even fiber. You can’t overdose on turmeric either. Even in large amounts, you won’t experience any horrible effects or nausea. You should be aware that if you’re not used to taking turmeric, you may experience some stomach discomfort, but that doesn’t happen to everyone. If you do have discomfort, take smaller amounts until you find the right dosage.

One thing about turmeric is that it doesn’t readily absorb after it is consumed, but your metabolism will burn through it quickly, so that means it is used up by the body before some of the larger benefits can be utilized. There are some ways to help your body absorb turmeric.

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  • Glen

    you forgot to mention that curcumin, which is the beneficial ingredient in turmeric, needs a catalysts. just like fat soluble vitamins need fat to be absorbed and water soluble vitamins need water to be absorbed.