Benefits of turmeric
Turmeric is also known as Haldi in India is well for its use in food as a spice and its medicinal herbs. Turmeric has been popularly used in India for thousands of years. The compounds found in turmeric are called curcuminoids, the most important one is called curcumin.
Curcumin is a very strong anti-oxidant and has a property of anti-inflammatory effects. Curcumin content I turmeric is not very high, only 3% by weight.
Health benefits from turmeric
1. Helps in fighting cancer
Cancer has become the major cause of death in India. Some cancers are curable while some are not. People in India follow various myths to fight cancer without taking prescribed medicines. Turmeric does works but not for all types of cancer. Curcumin found in turmeric, is a beneficial herb that can help in cancer treatment. It may help in preventing cancer in the first place. Curcumin can reduce cancerous cells.
2. Helps in heart disease
People in India have been using turmeric to help with heart diseases, like high cholesterol, blood pressure, and diabetes. When it comes to heart disease, the main benefit of curcumin is that it improves the function of the endothelium. It is the lining of the blood vessels. It helps in regulating blood pressure, blood clotting, and various other things.
3. Helps in depression
Curcumin is as effective as antidepressants. Some evidence shows that curcumin from turmeric can boost the brain’s neurotransmitters, serotonin, and dopamine. Depression is linked with (BDNF) brain-derived neurotrophic factor and a shrinking hippocampus, a part in the brain with a role in learning and memory is found to be reduced. Curcumin boosts BDNF levels.
4. Helps to Arthritis patients
Arthritis is a common disorder in various countries. Arthritis patients responded very well to curcumin supplements. Turmeric has the ability to ease joint pain, stiffness, and inflammation. Many studies show that it is true that curcumin from turmeric helps in the symptoms of Arthritis. In many cases, it is more effective than inflammatory drugs.
5. Helps in age-related chronic diseases
Curcumin has become very popular as an anti-aging supplement and is used for healing many chronic diseases. If curcumin content from turmeric can help other diseases like cancer or heart disease then it can help in anti-aging problems.
6. Helps in Alzheimer’s Diseases
Alzheimer’s disease a neurodegenerative disease and a leading cause of dementia.it is the most common disease in the world. There is no yet found proper treatment for this disease but preventing it from happening in the first place is possible. In Alzheimer’s disease inflammatory and oxidative damage play a role. Curcumin is shown beneficial for both, it is shown to cross the blood-brain barrier.
7. Helps in skincare
There are many ways to help the skin from the use of turmeric. Turmeric helps in acne, brightening skin, moisturizing, reducing pigmentation, and glowing skin. These are the six face masks that work.
. Brightening skin -turmeric+yoghurt
. Clear acne -turmeric+honey
. Reduce acne scars -turmeric+potato juice
. Glowing skin -turmeric+tomato juice
. Reduce pigmentation -turmeric+aloe vera
. Moisture control -turmeric+mashed banana
There are various other benefits of turmeric. It has a natural ability to heal from the inside.