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What Turmeric Can Do For Your Daily Life


by: Kirsten Cowart

Turmeric, with its major component curcumin, has long been used in the traditional medical systems in India to help with wound healing, gastrointestinal symptoms, deworming, rheumatic disorders, rhinitis and as a cosmetic.

The ancient and modern healers of India have been using this powerful ingredient in their medicine for hundreds of years. Recently, studies have been done to pinpoint the awesome effects of this healing root and how it can help our lives today.

Check out these 7 major areas of health and healing that turmeric can add to your life.  

1. Anti-Inflammatory

Studies have been conducted in India to explore turmeric’s effects as an anti-inflammatory, anti-oxitant and cholekinetic. They have also found recent potentials while investigating on its preventive effects of pre-carcinogenic, anti atherosclerotic and anti-inflammatory effects in biological systems. Specifically, those who are in cetro and in vivo condition for both humans and animals. [1][3]

When a mass study was conducted to combine the findings of turmeric research on humans for anti-inflammatory effects, it was found that curcumin was demonstrated to be safe in six human trials. They showed that curcumin did, in fact, have anti-inflammatory activities, because it inhibited a number of molecules that play a large role in inflammation. [4]

Turmeric consumption can decrease arthritis knee pain and, because it doesn’t have the side effects of the common drugs, it is better for your overall health in mild to moderate cases of knee arthritis. [3]

2. Natural Detox

As mentioned before, turmeric contains a compound known as curcumin, which has been found to increase the detoxifying enzymes of the body. [1][3]

3. Antioxidant

Curcumin has also been found to help with preventing DNA damage, improve the repair of DNA decrease mutations and slow tumor formation. Turmeric has also been found to reduce DNA adducts and Micronuclei in the epithelial cells of the mouth. [1]

Turmeric also assists with reducing cognitive decline, which



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