10 Health Benefits of Turmeric

(Last Updated On: March 20, 2019)

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*Turmeric is thought to be equally as powerful as prescription medications and, in some cases, more powerful. The many benefits of turmeric will surprise you.

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Ten benefits of turmeric for health

I really believe that for all ailments/diseases that exists on earth, there are natural remedies to alleviate them. Thus, often times, there is no need to take prescription medications.

One of my goals is to spread the word about natural remedies so people can become aware of the amazing benefits of healthy food, spices, herbs and essential oils. For example, the benefits of turmeric for health are worth talking about.

Studies have shown the health benefits of turmeric (the main spice in curry) are equivalent to many prescribed medications. Furthermore, some studies have shown that the benefits of turmeric actually surpass many prescribed medications. It’s quite shocking, and very exciting! Read on to discover the amazing benefits of turmeric.

The benefits of turmeric

1. Anti-coagulant

Turmeric slows and prevents blood clotting (like aspirin).

2. Anti-depressant

It may be as effective as Prozac for treating depression; there is evidence that it may boost serotonin (the feel-good chemical in the brain).

3. Anti-inflammatory

This amazing spice is a very powerful anti-inflammatory agent. It’s been said that inflammation is the root of all disease; it can cause cancer, arthritis, chronic pain and more. Since turmeric is so helpful in reducing inflammation, it is known to be very effective in treating many ailments/diseases (even heart disease). One study found it to be more powerful than aspirin and ibuprofen. Most noteworthy, turmeric has been found to kill cancer cells and prevent the growth of cancer cells.

4. Reverse diabetes

It has been proven to lower blood sugar and to help reverse insulin resistance. One study found turmeric to be 400 times more powerful than a common diabetes medication (Metformin). Thus making it helpful in reversing type 2 diabetes.

5. Gastrointestinal health

Studies have found that some patients were able to cease taking medications for intestinal issues such as IBS, Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s disease. This change was due to the anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric that help to heal the gut and encourage the growth of good bacteria. Although, for treating gastrointestinal illnesses, I recommend an elimination diet (as this is a real solution, not a bandage).

6. Lower cholesterol

Turmeric can reduce oxidative stress. Oxidative stress damages arteries and encourages cholesterol build up.

7. Pain killer

Studies have proven it to be a natural pain killer. This theory is widely accepted. Again, this is due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

8. Steroid replacement

The benefits of turmeric are equivalent to those of steroids. However, tumeric may be devoid of harmful side effects, whereas there are numerous side effects with steroid medications.

9. Treat and prevent Alzheimer’s disease

This powerful spice has been shown to clear plaque in the brain, which has been associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

10. Powerful antioxidant

Free radicals can lead to the development of cancer. Turmeric contains antioxidants that block free radicals and also boosts the body’s ability to produce enzymes, thereby helping to prevent cancer.

Allergy, sensitivity or intolerance to turmeric

Natural remedies are superior to prescription medications in many ways. However, you should always take precautions when trying something new. Even natural remedies can be harmful sometimes. Some people may experience side effects to turmeric, especially if taken in large amounts. For example, turmeric can cause contractions in pregnant women. In addition, turmeric can also interfere with anti-coagulant and anti-inflammatory medications. Always check with your doctor before trying something new, even natural remedies.

The best way to take turmeric

Curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric that has medicinal properties. However, curcumin is poorly absorbed by the bloodstream and thus experts recommend taking a warm spice (such as black pepper, ginger or clove) in combination with turmeric (curcumin) to greatly increase absorption.

Conclusion

I really dislike using prescription medications (unless absolutely necessary). I wish people were not so quick to reach for prescription medications. As well, I wish doctors were not so quick to prescribe them. Prescription medications only bandage the wound. They do not solve the underlying issue.

Natural remedies, such as turmeric, do not necessarily solve the underlying issue either. However, natural remedies do not often cause harmful side effects, unlike prescription medications. Please consider trying natural remedies. Natural remedies are God’s gift to the world.

Please share if you know someone who might find this helpful. Thanks! 🙂

Had you heard of the amazing benefits of turmeric? Have you tried turmeric? Share your comments below.

I wish you health and happiness,

Kenda

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References

https://draxe.com/turmeric-benefits/

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/top-10-evidence-based-health-benefits-of-turmeric#section9

 

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2 Comments

  1. I’m still not sure how much turmeric to take.

    Currently, I use 1/4 tsp combined with lemon juice, black pepper, and local honey, dissolved in 4 oz of warm water. I take this every morning. Definitely helps as a mood enhancer, but is it enough to help with inflammation too? Should I take more? (PS – turmeric capsules do not have anywhere near the impact as my daily concoction.)

    1. Author

      Hi Catherine,
      That is an excellent way to start your morning! I recommend working you way up to 1 tsp, if necessary, until you see results. I’m just wondering though, do you know what is causing the inflammation? I might be able to help. If you don’t want to respond here, please consider sending me an email at kenda@howtodetoxyourlife.ca.

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