Health Benefits of Turmeric

Turmeric, a yellow pigment present in the Indian spice turmeric (associated with curry powder), has been linked with suppression of inflammation; angiogenesis; tumorigenesis; diabetes; diseases of the cardiovascular, pulmonary, and neurological systems, of skin, and of
liver; loss of bone and muscle; depression; chronic fatigue; and neuropathic pain.

Here are some of the incredible health benefits of turmeric :

  • Boosts Cognitive Function : It protects brain cells by binding to and dissolving abnormal proteins.
  • Supports Joint & Muscle Health : It promotes a healthy inflammatory response and eases aches and pain.
  • Fights Body-Wide Inflammation : It has been proven to significantly lower levels of inflammatory markers.
  • Boosts Detoxification : It optimizes function of the liver, the body’s primary organ of detoxification.
  • Supports Cardiovascular Function : It supports heart health by promoting a healthy inflammatory response.
  • Promotes Healthy Mood Balance : It has been shown to be an extremely effective natural mood enhancer.
  • Promotes Youthful Radiant Skin : It promotes soft, smooth, glowing skin and fights fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Supports Natural Weight Loss : It can enhance weight loss when combined with healthy diet and exercise.

Curcumin has received worldwide attention for its multiple health benefits, which appear to act primarily through its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory mechanisms. These benefits are best achieved when curcumin is combined with agents such as piperine, which increase its bioavailability significantly. A relatively low dose can provide health benefits for people that do not have diagnosed health conditions. Start using turmeric more in your food today.

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    1. A very well written article. The benefits of Turmeric are well brought out

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      1. Garima says:

        Thank you. Glad you liked my article.!

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  1. Ameena k.g says:

    So true! Turmeric is a beneficial ingredient

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    1. PB says:

      I am glad you liked the post. Turmeric and especially its most active compound curcumin have many scientifically-proven health benefits, such as the potential to prevent heart disease, Alzheimer’s and cancer. It’s a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant and may also help improve symptoms of depression and arthritis.

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  2. My favourite.
    This and cumin.

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    1. PB says:

      They are most basic herbs available. Take care 🙂

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  3. RM Weldon says:

    It makes a huge difference. I add it to my smoothie every morning and use it in cooking. My husband and I noticed a difference in 2 days. Highly recommended. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. PB says:

      You are most welcome. These are nature’s gift to us.

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    2. mom2times says:

      How much do you use when you add it to the smoothie and for cooking? Thanks

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      1. RM Weldon says:

        It varies, most of the time a teaspoon – it depends on what else I am blending with it.

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  4. RM Weldon says:

    Indeed, Mother Earth was designed by the Great Spirit of all that exists to provide what we need for nourishment, sustenance, and healing.

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    1. PB says:

      Exactly. Everything is present on this earth, nothing is required artificially. We just need to look and apply.

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  5. Julpha Jean says:

    Turmeric is my favorite 😉

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    1. PB says:

      Isn’t it wonderful:)

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  6. Dragthepen says:

    Would you suggest taking this in capsule form?

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    1. PB says:

      Not really. You can take with milk.

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  7. hmaxwell217 says:

    So how exactly do you use it? Do you put it in good or drink it?

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    1. PB says:

      You can add it in food, mix a teaspoon in warm milk.

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  8. I love turmeric for everything, masks, remedies, healing and setting bones! Its amazing

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    1. PB says:

      Yes it is. It a natural antiseptic which can be used in various forms. In India it is an important part of our food preparation.

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  9. Goat2bdazee says:

    I did not know tumeric haf so many claims on benefiting our health..a spice to add to my condiments.

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    1. PB says:

      Now you know :):)
      Try it today !!!

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  10. anonymous says:

    So true and relevant, especially with the changing of the seasons! 🙂

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    1. PB says:

      Exactly. Raw turmeric may promote bile secretion in the body, resulting in a better, more improved digestion, which is often a problem during winters. Additionally, it also boosts immunity and may prevent cold and flu during winters, due to its antiseptic and anti-viral properties.

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  11. Esther Eze says:

    Real nice post dear

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  12. Hi:-) Great blog-post, it is wonderful that you spread the message of this awesome spice. Until recently I did not know that we actually need black pepper to absorb it. So, I thought it may be worth while mentioning if there are somebody else out there unaware of this fact:-) https://foodpharmacy.blog/2017/03/3-tricks-to-enhance-turmeric-absorption-and-boost-its-benefits/

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  13. Great timing. I am reviewing a clients genetic panel that shows they have a reduction in their glutathione detox process. One of the recommendations is to increase Curcumin. I will forward them this post when I meet with them. To review their results.

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    1. PB says:

      Oh great. I am glad this post came to you at the right time.

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    1. Garima says:

      I am glad you liked it. The most important benefit of turmeric is Turmeric is Anti-Inflammatory: The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin, a potent anti-inflammatory that helps maintain healthy inflammation responses.

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  14. -Eugenia says:

    I mix Tumeric in anything I can. Thank you for your informative post!

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    1. Garima says:

      Turmeric indeed is a wonder ingredient. I am glad you use it already. Take Care!!

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      1. Garima says:

        Glad you liked it.

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  15. oneta hayes says:

    Thank you for visiting me today and leaving a like on Unconditional Love.

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    1. Garima says:

      Hi Oneta, glad you see you again.

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  16. Glasgow Girl G1 says:

    Turmeric has really helped my inflamed joint as I don’t like taking anti-inflammatory medicine. Great Article. GG

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    1. Garima says:

      Turmeric is just wonderful. Turmeric: This centuries-old spice often used in curries is now popping up in chips, protein bars, even chocolate. It’s touted for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and has been studied as a natural protection against certain cancers and treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. The potential health benefits stem from curcumin — turmeric’s most active compound.

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      1. Glasgow Girl G1 says:

        Brilliant love your post will read more late. GG

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      2. Garima says:

        Thank you Glasgow Girl. I am glad you liked the post. Looking forward to your comments on future posts as well.

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  17. juliaaviva says:

    Thanks so much for this very informative article on turmeric. I use it daily, mixed into juice from my breakfast apple and ginger stew (with coconut oil, raisins and cinnamon) for fibromyalgia pain and fatigue.
    However, I was unaware of the other health benefits.
    Praise God for such a wonderful root!

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    1. Garima says:

      Hi Julia, I am glad you liked my post. As a curious fact, In abundant proportions, it helps reduce stomach acid. It is ideal for those patients who suffer from stomach affections such as gastritis or reflux; This also happens, if you are one of those people who like to consume a lot of spicy and spicy foods, turmeric can help relieve you acting as a tonic that will be ideal to restore normality to your stomach.

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  18. I often substitute this for curry powder (which I think are related). Great with noodle recipes.

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    1. Garima says:

      Yes it is. We used it to cook vegetable curry and pulses in India.

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  19. Some, like me, cannot use tumeric without care because it is a blood thinner. If I use too much, the capillaries in my hands break.

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