Turmeric: The Powerful Anti-inflammatory Herb

Turmeric (known in India as the ‘Holy powder’) has many health benefits which promote the well being of an individual. This herb has so many powerful qualities which cure illnesses in the body, that it has been used by many cultures all over the world for thousands of years and still is at the top of the list for many civilizations. From lowering cholesterol to healing skin infections, the benefits of using Turmeric are endless.

Fighting Inflammation

Turmeric: The Powerful Anti-inflammatory HerbOne of the properties in Turmeric Curcumin is anti-inflammation. This potent quality is responsible for combating various diseases that crop up due to excessive inflammation. A prime example is Cancer.

A little bit of inflammation is needed to shield the body from all kinds of viruses and bacteria. But when inflammation starts to increase, that is not good for the body defenses because it weakens them or triggers a response of inflammation when there is no direct threat of a disease. In turn, it becomes the perfect breeding ground for inflammatory induced diseases.

Curcumin is said to reduce inflammation and restore health to affected organs or systems in the body. Its power to heal is not only fascinating, but incredible.

All natural vs. Conventional medicine

Turmeric is an all natural herb that bears no side effects, except for people who are on other medications. The only thing about Turmeric is that it needs to be consumed moderately, because too much will lead to irritation of the gut. Other than that, it works effectively to treat and heal most of the diseases that may be in your body.

Conventional medicine like Tylenol or Aleve, offer relief from pain in Arthritis inflicted patients, but prolonged use of these painkillers eventually lead to very severe side effects like liver and kidney damage, cardiovascular complications and other many conditions due to their usage. 

Turmeric, on the other hand, offers the same relief and you don’t have to worry about other illnesses cropping up when you consume it. Getting treated naturally obviously is the way to go.

Curcumin in Turmeric

Turmeric: The Powerful Anti-inflammatory HerbCurcumin is the powerful compound found in Turmeric that drives away inflammatory diseases like:-

  • Diabetes
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Cataracts
  • Psoriasis
  • Gallstones
  • Psoriasis

Curcumin is said to block the key biological pathways that lead to various types of Cancers. It also prevents certain proteins to develop that are key elements in making a tumor form anywhere in the body.

Curcumin also kills already mutated cells in the body and if taken frequently, further prevents from any other ones forming.

The Absorption of Turmeric

Turmeric is a great anti-inflammatory herb, but you have to become a little bit creative in how you consume it because the compound Curcumin is not that easily absorbed in the body.

First, you have to ensure that the Turmeric you are using is a hundred percent pure Turmeric and that it is organic. You then can mix it with boiling water and drink it. Make sure you drink it within 4 hours, as Turmeric settles at the bottom and loses its potency.

You can also get supplements and consume at least 500 mg of Turmeric everyday.