Turmeric has been worshiped and revered by people for centuries, and today it is one of the most significant players in the prevention of many diseases. The most well-known medicinal action of turmeric is its use as a powerful anti-inflammatory. Turmeric also acts as a painkiller, antibacterial, anti-carcinogenic, anti-allergic, anti-oxidant, antiseptic, liver stimulant, digestive & diuretic.
On a day to day basis turmeric can be taken by everyone to maintain health. Turmeric boosts the digestive and immune systems and helps keep the internal bacteria and flora in our intestine in balance. Protecting the liver from toxins and pathogens, it’s stimulating effect on the liver helps purify the blood, regulate hormones and improve skin quality and appearance.
Turmeric benefits the joints by keeping tendons and ligaments strong and free from injury, it also minimizes pain and inflammation related to any kind of strenuous activity or trauma. So whether suffering from an acute or chronic disease, aches and pains, bumps and bruises, or as preventative maintenance, turmeric can be utilized by everyone on a regular basis.
Scientists are beginning to realize the importance of turmeric in treating modern disease. Much research has been conducted on the various effects of ‘curcumin’ which is the active part of turmeric. More research is underway to prove scientifically what the ancient people of India have known for centuries: that turmeric is one of the most powerful plants on the planet.
It’s best to be taken with food. Whenever taking turmeric one should take a little black pepper with it, as this increases the bio-availability of curcumin the active ingredient in turmeric.