Turmeric has long been a best-seller of ours in store, and now it is available to you online! There are so many health benefits from this herb, but you need more than a sprinkle of it in your food to reap them all.
Studies have reported a link between chronic, low-level inflammation and almost every chronic, Western disease. This includes heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s and various degenerative conditions.Therefore, anything that helps fight chronic inflammation is important in preventing and even treating these diseases.
Arthritis: Turmeric is one of the most potent natural anti-inflammatories available, due to the active agent Curcumin which decreases swelling (inflammation). This makes it the ideal herb to treat arthritis and joint pain. It is so powerful that it has been proven to be as effective in treating inflammation as over-the-counter drugs. However, Turmeric stands out due to it being 100% natural and having no adverse side effects like many prescriptions drugs.
Cancer: Much research has gone into the effectiveness of turmeric on cancer due to the effects of curcumin, potentially due to its high antioxidant content. Such organisations as Cancer Research UK have reported that:
A number of laboratory studies on cancer cells have shown that curcumin does have anticancer effects. It seems to be able to kill cancer cells and prevent more from growing. It has the best effects on breast cancer, bowel cancer, stomach cancer and skin cancer cells.
Alzheimers: Research has recently been conducted on the benefits of curcumin on alzheimers and dementia. Some studies have demonstrated how curcumin may benefit the brain and even protect against dementia and help lessen the symptoms of alzheimers. However, more research is needed to be conducted on this topic to provide more direct linkage between turmeric (curcumin) and brain disorders.