Proven Health Benefits of Turmeric

Is Turmeric Really Good For You?

  • Turmeric, dubbed as a miracle herb by patrons.

  • Thousands of tests done to show how turmeric really works for the health.

According to Nicole Osinga, R.D., people have been trying to experiment with turmeric since it has become very popular nowadays. Thousands of research have proven attested to the magical healing qualities of turmeric.

Turmeric Powder
Turmeric Powder

This is the main spice that you can find in curry and has been considered one of the most powerful herbs that ever existed not only for its treatment properties but its preventive properties as well but not everybody will come to the same conclusions and for some researchers, turmeric doesn’t have any health benefits at all but there are plenty of studies suggesting otherwise.

Curcumin is found in turmeric by 3-5% and this is the component which is thought to have healing properties. They did double-blinded tests which means that neither the subjects or researchers know which kind of treatments are being received and Placebo-controlled tests which means a different group of subjects are going to receive a sham treatment with no real effect.

Some researchers had conducted 120 clinical trials on curcuminoids, a component of turmeric against multiple diseases and there were no successful placebo controlled or double-blinded tests.

It even showed that curcumin is not beneficial to the body as it cannot enter through the blood stream which means it doesn’t have any effect on the body resulting to researchers denying turmeric’s healing properties but they didn’t give-up and instead did further tests on curcumin.

Turmeric rhizome and powder
Turmeric rhizome and powder By Simon A. Eugster – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

They tried mixing curcumin with ¼ teaspoon of black pepper and the levels of curcumin went up to a whopping 2000% which means that while turmeric cannot really cure cancer, it can lower the risk of inflammation in the body which is one of the reasons people have chronic diseases that turn into cancer.

According to WEBMD.com, Turmeric is best used for arthritis, heartburn (dyspepsia), joint pain, stomach pain, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, bypass surgery, hemorrhage, diarrhea, intestinal gas, stomach bloating, loss of appetite, jaundice, liver problems, Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection, stomach ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gallbladder disorders, high cholesterol, a skin condition called lichen planus, skin inflammation from radiation treatment, and fatigue.

Proven Health Benefits of Turmeric
Proven Health Benefits of Turmeric

It is also used for headaches, bronchitis, colds, lung infections, fibromyalgia, leprosy, fever, menstrual problems, itchy skin, recovery after surgery, and cancers. Other uses include depression, Alzheimer’s disease, swelling in the middle layer of the eye (anterior uveitis), diabetes, water retention, worms, an autoimmune disease called systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), tuberculosis, urinary bladder inflammation, and kidney problems.

Some people apply the powder form to the skin for pain, ringworm, sprains and swellings, bruising, leech bites, eye infections, acne, inflammatory skin conditions and skin sores, soreness inside of the mouth, infected wounds, and gum disease.

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