Turmeric Promotes All-Round Health

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Turmeric is a spice which comes from the root of the turmeric plant. Originating in India, it is widely used in Asian food. Turmeric is the main spice in curry, and is often used to flavour curry powders, mustard, butters, as well as cheese. The bright yellow colour is obtained from curcumin, a powerful disease-fighting chemical compound found in turmeric.

In the food and manufacturing spheres, the essential oil of turmeric is used in perfumes, while the resin is used for flavouring and as a natural food-colouring ingredient. Turmeric, due to the high content of its active ingredient curcumin, is at the very top of the list of medicinal herbs.

More than 6000 studies to date which make reference to the curcumin in turmeric, have shown that the health benefits may equal, and sometimes surpass, conventional many pharmaceutical medications.

It is largely due to the compound curcumin, that turmeric is so highly regarded for its health properties. Turmeric is in fact the only source of curcumin, and the curcumin which is extracted from turmeric is what is used as such an effective natural medicine.

Incredibly, curcumin from turmeric, is known to have more than 500 health benefits. Modern research has shown that this awesome compound has the potential to prevent and even cure a wide range of illnesses – from heart disease to a cut on the foot, and everything in between!

Curcumin is truly an all-in-one solution for almost every disease. If this seems too good to be true, bear in mind that the health benefits of this great herb are all supported by scientific studies. Listed here are just 10 of the major ailments that curcumin and turmeric will help treat:

 

1. Heart disease

The antioxidants in curcumin protects the heart from diseases like the hardening of the arteries which improves blood vessel function. In addition, research has shown that compounds in turmeric have the potential to relax blood vessels and reduce the incidence of high blood pressure.

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