Why Everyone Should Know the Health Benefits of Turmeric!



Turmeric is a spice found in almost all Indian dishes.  However, over the past several years this spice has shown to have some amazing health benefits that range from cancer prevention/treatment to weight loss.  I found this spice when I was searching for foods that lower blood pressure.  Because blood pressure was linked to chronic systemic inflammation I started using Turmeric as an anti-inflammatory and feel it’s a major reason I was able to quell my blood pressure with diet alone.

  • Turmeric
  • Can be used to disinfect cuts and burns.  Antibacterial and antiseptic agent and speeds wound healing.
  • Potent anti-inflammatory; works as well as other anti-inflammatories without the side effects.  Recent research suggest it aids in the treatment of rheumatoid and osteoarthritis.
  • When used with cauliflower has been shown to prevent prostate cancer and slow growth of tumors already present.
  • In animal studies prevented the spread of breast and lung cancer.
  • May prevent melanoma and inhibit its growth.
  • Improves liver health; natural detoxifier.
  • Slows or prevents Alzheimer’s disease removing amyloyd plaque in the brain.  Men and women 70-79 years of age in India have ¼ the Alzheimer’s diagnosis as men and women in the US.  Indians use turmeric in most foods.
  • In animal studies it’s slowed the progression of multiple sclerosis.
  • A natural pain killer; a cox-2-inhibitor.
  • In research it’s stopped the growth of blood vessels that feed tumors.
  • In laboratory research it’s programmed the death of colon cancer cells.  More research must be accomplished.
  • Suppresses inflammation in the digestive tract associated with inflammatory bowel disease.
  • Preliminary studies suggest it may help in the treatment of psoriasis.
  • Research suggests it may work as an antifungal treatment.
  • Curcumin used prior to cancer treatment makes cancer cells more vulnerable to chemo and radiation.  Curcumin gives turmeric its yellow color.
  • Notes: 
  • Should consult with your doctor before using if you have been diagnosed with gallstones or bile obstruction.
  • Should consult with your doctor before using if you’re pregnant.  Turmeric is a uterine stimulant.

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