Golden, fragrant and healing. Three words to describe Tumeric. A cousin to ginger, Tumeric is a root spice native to Southeast Asia and has been used for centuries as both a medicine and a food and is becoming increasingly known for its ability to treat certain ailments.
Its active compound Curcumin has been studied for years and has been noted to provide a number of health benefits.
Many of today’s health conditions are being linked to inflammation. Metabolic issues, heart disease, auto-immune diseases and even cancer, have been shown to be linked to high levels of inflammation in the body. Tumeric and its anti-inflammatory properties have merit in helping to decrease inflammation in improve symptoms.
Tumeric has been shown to help in reducing free radicals which cause damage to tissue and cells. Its powerful anti-oxidant properties are great for our immune system by helping to boost our defence system.
3. Joint Health
Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, Tumeric and Curcumin have been shown to ease joint pain. Studiesare showing promising results whereby Curcumin interferes with the inflammatory pathway causing a reduction in pain.
4. Gut Health
With the prevalence of gut issues, it is no wonder why many are turning to the powerful spice. Curcumin, Tumeric’s active compound has been shown to preferentially accumulate in the intestine, colon and liver, making it available to offer its health properties when treating gut-related diseases.
Interested in learning new ways to introduce Tumeric into your diet. Check out these recipes