Turmeric powder, that beautiful golden spice that brings color and depth to so much Indian cuisines, has long been prized by Ayurvedic medicine as a powerful healer of many health conditions. Chronic pain and inflammation are two of the most popular reasons Ayurvedic practitioners prescribe turmeric powder, and this is probably because of the high levels of curcumin present in the spice.
Curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric, and contains a wealth of powerful biological properties. Eastern medicine, like Ayurveda, believes that turmeric can help with inflammation and pain, repair the stem cells of the brain, aid in digestion, contains antiseptic and antimicrobial properties, delays the onset of Type 2 diabetes, helps your liver detox your body, supports healthy blood sugar levels, nourishes the heart and circulatory system, bolsters the immune system, and more. Western medicine has only recently begun to study turmeric powder and its effectiveness in treating certain conditions, but the findings are quite extraordinary.
Turmeric powder comes from the ground root of the plant. You can sometimes even find it in grocery stores and natural marketplaces. Be careful handling turmeric, even in root form, because while this spice is fantastic to add to curry powder and to ingest for a number of medical conditions, it has also long been used as a clothing dye. It will dye things for you whether you like it or not if you’re not careful handling it. Then again, maybe you feel your wardrobe needs some punches of sunny yellow.
While Ayurvedic medicine holds that turmeric powder is beneficial for a number of conditions and health concerns, Western medical practices have found a handful that turmeric is beneficial for according to Western medicine’s ways of studying medicine. Here are five reasons taking a turmeric powder supplement regularly may be beneficial.
- Pain relief. Some studies have shown turmeric to be as effective a pain reliever as ibuprofen for people who have arthritis in their knees. Dosing recommendations vary by person, but one study had participants taking 800mg of turmeric in capsule form daily.
- Anti-inflammatory properties. The Arthritis Foundation has cited several studies in which turmeric has been shown to reduce inflammation. It may be helpful for people with joint inflammation or aggravation. The foundation suggests taking 400 to 600mg in capsule form up to three times daily for help in reducing inflammation.
- Potentially, reducing the risk of cancer. Curcumin shows promise as a treatment for cancer. Studies suggest that it has protective effects against pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, and multiple myeloma. It has powerful antioxidant properties, which may be one reason this incredible compound is so effective in protecting against certain cancers
- Improving liver function. Turmeric has powerful antioxidant properties, as are shown with the effects of the compound on the liver. It may actually protect your liver from being damaged by toxins. This is great news for people with diabetes or other chronic conditions that must be managed by taking strong drugs; turmeric may protect against the harmful effects to the liver from those substances.
- Turmeric aids in digestion. As a result of its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, turmeric can contribute to healthy digestion. This means it can actually spice up your food and help your tummy digest that food.
The benefits of turmeric powder are only just being explored in Western medicine, but we’re excited to see what else this beautiful and flavorful spice can do. Always remember to consult with your doctor or dietitian before making significant changes in your diet, including adding new supplements. NutriFlair is proud to offer Turmeric Curcumin supplements that are 3rd-party tested and non-GMO.
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