Tumeric Benefits: Turmeric Can Do Wonders In Your Heart and Body

By Ellainie Calangian, Parent Herald March 21, 05:20 am

One of the world's healthiest food is turmeric. This powerful anti-inflammatory is also known as "Indian saffron." It is used in Indian and Chinese systems of medicine as a healing remedy.

The main ingredient of turmeric is the curcumin and its yellow color gives its curry spice. Turmeric for Health states that turmeric can help in maintaining the heart health. It actually reduces the plaque build-up that can lead to the blood clot that causes stroke or heart attack.

It also lessens the cholesterol oxidation by reducing the LDL or bad cholesterol by 56 percent and the serum triglyceride levels by 27 percent. In addition, tumeric also lowers the total cholesterol by 33.8 percent.

Turmeric also has an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It suppresses the COX enzyme which eases the production of pro-inflammatory signals in the body. The antioxidants protect your body from free radicals.

World Healthiest Foods state that turmeric can treat various health conditions such as jaundice, chest pain, flatulence, menstrual difficulties, toothache, colic, bruises, hemorrhage, and bloody urine. According to a study, it can also relieve rheumatoid arthritis.

The properties of turmeric such as anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidants relieve the people with the joint disease such as arthritis. It removes the free radicals from the body which cause the painful inflammation of the joints and damage them.

The curcumin can also fight cancer. It helps in destroying the mutated cancer cells. In this way, these cancerous cells would not spread in the body. It may prevent cancer such as colon cancer, prostate cancer and leukemia. Turmeric also protects you from Alzheimer's disease.

It is recommended that you take turmeric powder capsules with 400 to 600 mg thrice each day. The dosage for cut root is 1.5 to 3 grams per day, the fluid extract is 30 to 90 drops each day and the dried powdered root is 1 to 3 grams per day.

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