Turmeric is a spice derived from the root of the curcuma longa plant, a perennial member of the ginger family. Curcumin is the main active ingredient. "The yellowish color of turmeric is due to curcumin," Hopsecger says. "However, be aware that it stains easily." "Avoid getting it on your clothes!"
The benefits of curcumin are turmeric's treasure. Curcumin contains antioxidants as well as anti-inflammatory properties. Researchers are looking into whether it can help diseases characterized by inflammation, such as arthritis and ulcerative colitis. Below are the benefits of turmeric
Turmeric contains several compounds that may be beneficial to your health. Curcumin is the most well-known of these. Curcumin has the potential to alleviate depression and improve the efficacy of antidepressants, according to scientists. However, research findings have been mixed thus far.
2.Diabetes Type 2
Curcumin may be useful in preventing or treating type 2 diabetes because it can help fight inflammation and keep blood sugar levels stable. One study followed 240 adults with prediabetes for 9 months and discovered that taking a curcumin supplement reduced their chances of developing diabetes. Research is ongoing, but most studies have been conducted on animals rather than humans.
3.Infections caused by viruses
When you're feeling under the weather, try a cup of turmeric tea. Curcumin may aid in the fight against viruses such as herpes and the flu. (However, the majority of the research on this was conducted in a laboratory rather than on humans.) Keep in mind that turmeric contains only about 3% curcumin, and your body does not absorb curcumin well, so a cup of tea every now and then will not suffice.
4.Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Curcumin supplements were found to help relieve PMS symptoms in a recent study that followed women for three menstrual cycles in a row. A study on guinea pig and rat muscles suggests that turmeric may also provide relief from menstrual cramps.
The research on turmeric's ability to protect your ticker has been mixed. Some studies have found that turmeric can lower LDL "bad" cholesterol, while others have found that the spice has no effect. Turmeric's heart-protective properties are still being investigated by scientists. One small study discovered that turmeric can help prevent heart attacks in people who have had bypass surgery.
Turmeric has shown promise in alleviating joint pain, stiffness, and inflammation. However, more research is required before turmeric becomes the go-to arthritis treatment. If you decide to try it for joint pain, eat turmeric with black pepper to help your body absorb natural curcumin.
Turmeric has been shown in lab and animal studies to inhibit tumor cell growth, improve the function of detoxifying enzymes, and much more. What these studies cannot tell us is what happens in the human body when turmeric is consumed. Furthermore, turmeric may interfere with some chemotherapy drugs.
It's no surprise that turmeric is recommended as a headache treatment, especially for migraines, given that its relative ginger is a well-known natural headache remedy. Despite online praise, there is little scientific evidence that turmeric can treat or prevent headaches, though one study suggests it could be part of a new approach.
Some people believe that applying a turmeric mask to their skin or eating turmeric will help them fight stubborn pimples, possibly due to the spice's antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Unfortunately, there is no hard science to support this.
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