8 PROVEN HEALTH BENEFITS OF TURMERIC (CURCUMIN)
We have been using Turmeric in the food like a spicing & coloring agent. But this simple Turmeric now is found to be amazingly beneficial for many chronic health problems. Modern research has found that inflammation in the body causes many common health problems including heart, Alzheimer's, autoimmune diseases, cancers, joint pains, etc.
Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory, blood purifier, immune enhancer, and reduces brain-related issues. It is a natural antiseptic too. Here are the eight excellent health benefits of Turmeric.
- Natural anti-inflammatory
Turmeric contains a powerful compound known as curcumin. Many people take curcumin capsules regularly. But curcumin is not absorbed easily in our body. To better absorb curcumin, you can either take the whole Turmeric or mix curcumin capsules with a pinch of black pepper. This way, the effect of curcumin is 2000 times better.
- Powerful antioxidant
Stress, wrong food, no exercise, etc., cause toxic accumulation in the body. Ayurveda calls it Aama. At the same time, modern science calls it free radicals. Turmeric and especially curcumin – the active ingredient of Turmeric is a powerful anti-oxidant and protects us from free radical damages. Curcumin also boosts the body's antioxidant enzyme.
It is essential to take anti-oxidants every day from the age of 35. For maintenance of your defense mechanism, take one teaspoon of Turmeric two times a day with one pinch of black pepper from 35.
- Promotes brain functions
Depression, Alzheimer's, low memory, and being less smart are linked to reduced brain-derived neurotrophic factors. Turmeric and especially curcumin can increase levels of this enzyme. So it can delay or reverse many age-related brain functions. It can also improve memory and make you smarter.
If taken daily after 35 years of age, this simple home remedy will improve brain functions constantly.
½ glass of white pumpkin/petha juice
One pinch of black pepper
1 tsp. Of turmeric
½ tsp. ashwagandha
½ tsp Brahmi
Mix everything in juice and drink twice a day. You can also add honey or jaggery as a sweetener.
- Prevents heart problems
Many people who are so active suddenly get heart attacks.
Because heart problems are build up over 15-20 years. If you have a family history of heart problems or have diabetes, blood pressure or cholesterol, or a tendency to gain weight, you are already at risk of getting a heart problem.
The heart works like a pump. Which pushes blood into the arteries and because of the pressure, this blood circulates throughout the body. When toxins pile up in the heart's main arteries, little by little over 15-20 years, arteries become less flexible, and endothelial functions reduce.
Hence, besides making sure that you exercise and don't put on the weight, it is essential to take certain anti-oxidants daily to prevent piling up of toxins in the arteries.
You have to start prevention actions by the age of 35-40
Turmeric, with the help of curcumin present in it, helps in improving endothelial functions. Thus improves flexibility and capacity of arteries if taken daily for years and years.
It is as effective as exercise in improving arterial processes.
For the prevention of heart problems, start taking this home remedy every day from the age of 35.
One teaspoon of turmeric powder
One teaspoon Indian gooseberry (Amla) powder
One pinch of black pepper
Mix all ingredients in half of glass of water and drink twice a day
This remedy will also reduce the risk of cholesterol and arthritis.
- Immuno Modulator
Turmeric is a potent anti-inflammatory, and it also balances the immune system in our body. Nowadays, autoimmune problems are spreading like wildfire. They can attack joints and create rheumatoid arthritis. They can again attack the liver, kidneys, skin, or lungs and create many other autoimmune problems.
Turmeric is a strong immunomodulator. If the immunity is hyper, Turmeric helps to calm down.
If the immune is underactive, Turmeric helps boost the immune functions. Especially in rheumatism, if taken every day for many years, it can effectively reduce inflammation in the joints.
If anybody has an autoimmune problem and takes this home remedy for their whole life, you can effectively calm down the inflammation.
1 tsp. turmeric powder
1 tsp. Guduchi powder
Mix with half of the water and take three times a day. This remedy should be taken for the whole life so that the immune system is continuously balanced.
- Proven Antiseptic externally
Turmeric powder used as first aid for small cuts and wounds in ancient days, and within minutes, the bleeding stops, and the wound heals in few days!
Yes, Turmeric is a powerful antiseptic too. For any minor cuts or wounds, apply this remedy :
½ tsp. Turmeric powder mix with enough ghee to make a paste and use for any cuts, wounds, boils, or burn.
If you have marks left from a very old wound or burns, apply Turmeric and ghee twice a day for 3-6 months, and you will see a remarkable reduction in the marks.
- Turmeric for skin problems
Turmeric purifies blood, removes heat from the blood, calming down allergies of the skin. Many people get hives or urticaria (Sheet pitta) or Heat (Pitta) on the skin.
To calms down any skin problems like urticaria, eczema & psoriasis, drink one teaspoon of turmeric powder with half a glass of water three times a day.
Also, apply the paste of Turmeric powder and ghee on the affected skin.
- Fairness and natural Skin glow
We always think that sun heat is creating dark skin. But the reality is that internal heat also creates darkness on the skin. So the first thing is to stop sour and spicy foods reduce reducing internal heat.
Follow this secret tip, which can remarkably improve skin color and bring a natural glow :
One teaspoon Turmeric powder mix with half a glass of coconut water and drink twice a day.
To improve skin glow :
Turmeric powder 1 tsp.
Red lentil coarsely powdered Half cup
milk cream one tablespoon
Mix it with enough milk and make a paste. Apply this mixture on the face and whole body every day and rub gently. Then take a shower.
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