Drink Turmeric Benefits
  • There are 20+ spices used in foods, drinks and medicines but turmeric occupies the top most spot as the golden spice due to its enormous therapeutic properties. The focus of this story is directed at unraveling facts from myths surrounding turmeric benefits.
    India is the largest producer, consumer and exporter of turmeric and almost accounts for

    80% of the turmeric supplied to the global market and the quality of Indian turmeric is considered to be of the highest quality because of its high curcumin content. Other countries that cultivate turmeric include Pakistan, China, Haiti, Jamaica, Peru, Taiwan and Thailand.
    Turmeric in Ayurveda, Chinese and Modern Medicine
    Turmeric, otherwise called golden spice, has been used in preparations for over centuries and is perceived as a spice that has numerous medical properties. The spice is used in preparations used in treating issues related to digestion and menstruation. Also, preparations for improving energy levels and dispelling worms from stomach use a significant amount of turmeric.
    In south Asian countries, turmeric is used as an antibacterial agent used in the treatment of burns, bruises and cuts. In India, country that is largely associated with turmeric, finds use in beauty creams, antibacterial lotions, sunscreens and also consumed in edible forms to purify blood and therefore remedy skin conditions.

    Importantly, turmeric has been used in treating serious medical conditions such as arthritis, asthma, allergy, liver disorders, diabetic wounds and sinusitis in addition to treating minor illnesses such as cough, cold and runny nose.
    The spice is used as a blood purifying agent aiding in blood circulation. In both Ayurveda and Chinese practices, Turmeric is used primarily to treat stomach ailments. Therefore, it is mostly incorporated into foods to improve digestion and reduce gas. In some cases, turmeric is added to milk or water to treat intestinal disorders, sore throats and colds.
    The in-vitro studies have revealed that turmeric is a potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimutagenic, antimicrobial, and anticancer agent. Also, a number of studies have indicated that the consumption of turmeric through curries can ensure antioxidant protection. The protection helps in absorbing free radicals, therefore, limiting lipid peroxidation.
    Nutritional Analysis of Turmeric
    Nutritional analysis of turmeric indicates it is rich in vitamins and minerals such as riboflavin, thiamine, ascorbic acid, niacin, calcium, phosphorous, sodium, potassium and image iron. It also contains a minuscule amount of fiber, sugars and protein. Turmeric is also a rich source of ω-3 fatty acid and α-linolenic acid.
    There are over 100 compounds isolated from Turmeric but curcuminoid remains the most important of all due to its stability and suitability for drug formulation. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant.
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    Here Are The Top Benefits of Turmeric Curcumin
    1. Anti-inflammatory: Researchers attribute the powerful antioxidant properties of turmeric to one of its component, curcumin. Curcumin not only finds utility in food as spice and coloring agent but also in cosmetics and medicine for its anti-inflammatory and anti-cancerous properties.
    Curcumin’s ability to inhibit enzymes that mediate inflammatory processes makes it a powerful anti-inflammatory agent. Enzymes that mediate inflammatory processes in the human body include cyclooxygenase-2, lipoxygenase, inducible nitric oxide synthase, COX-2, LOX, and iNOS.

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