Turmeric is a superstar plant with many uses and benefits. What is turmeric anyway? And how does it help us?
What is turmeric?
Turmeric is a spice and major ingredient in curry powder as well as other popular dishes.
Turmeric was traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat pain, fatigue, and breathing problems.
Today, turmeric is used as a dietary supplement. Its main component,
What is curcumin?
Turmeric contains medicinal compounds known as curcuminoids. The main and most important curcuminoid is curcumin.
Curcumin holds a host of potential benefits that can help you maintain optimal health.
Why do I need curcumin?
- Anti-inflammatory: Chronic inflammation contributes to many major diseases. We have anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen, but these drugs are not very safe at extremely high doses or with prolonged exposure. Curcumin is a natural anti-inflammatory compound shown to match the effectiveness of NSAIDs, without side effects.
- Antioxidant: As you’ve read in our blog post, “Guide to Antioxidants,” antioxidants combat oxidative stress caused by free radicals. Curcumin is a powerful antioxidant that protects your body from cellular damage.
- Anti-aging: Both inflammation and oxidative stress play a role in aging. Due to curcumin’s ability to fight these processes, curcumin can be used as an anti-aging supplement.
Where can I find turmeric?
Turmeric with curcumin can be found at health food stores, online, or from Tranont Health as an ingredient in [Restore] Healing & Recovery.
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National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. (2018, November 27). Turmeric. Retrieved from https://nccih.nih.gov/health/turmeric/ataglance.htm