The health benefits of turmeric cannot be overstated. Supplementation of this incredible root can ease indigestion, curb inflammation, and even protect brain health.
Curcumin, found in turmeric stimulates the gallbladder to produce bile, which help improve digestion. One double-blind, placebo-controlled study found that turmeric reduced symptoms of bloating and gas in people suffering from indigestion.
Turmeric may help people with ulcerative colitis stay in remission. In one double-blind, placebo-controlled study, people whose ulcerative colitis was in remission took either curcumin or placebo, along with conventional medical treatment, for 6 months. Those who took curcumin had a significantly lower relapse rate than those who took placebo.
Studies suggest that turmeric may help prevent the buildup of plaque that can block arteries and lead to heart attack or stroke. A double-blind, placebo-controlled study found that taking curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric can help improve cholesterol levels.
There has been a great deal of research on turmeric's anti-cancer properties, but results are still very preliminary. Evidence from test tube and animal studies suggests that curcumin may help prevent or treat several types of cancers, including prostate, breast, skin, and colon cancer. Tumeric's preventive effects may relate to its antioxidant properties, which protect cells from damage.
Bacterial and Viral Infections
Test tube and animal studies suggest turmeric may kill bacteria and viruses.
Turmeric is a powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and circulatory effects may help prevent and treat neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer disease, Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis, and other conditions.
In the weeks to come, we will be adding recipes and lots more information about turmeric. Please check back often for information about having Secret Beach Organics turmeric delivered to your door.
We toast your health with a turmeric smoothie!