4 Powerful Health Uses of Turmeric Should Know
Turmeric, the main spice in curry, is arguably the most powerful herb on the planet at fighting and potentially reversing disease. Read the powerful health uses of Turmeric below;
Char-grilled meat is tasty, but it comes with a side of carcinogens. Meat cooked at high temperatures naturally produces heterocyclic amines (HCAs), a carcinogen also found in cigarette smoke. Fortunately, researchers from the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii found that marinating your meat in a sauce containing turmeric (the researchers used a turmeric-garlic sauce, specifically) reduced carcinogens by 50%. Importantly, the sauce was a thin, vinegar-based marinade with no sugar
Arguably, the most powerful aspect of curcumin is its ability to control inflammation. The journal Oncogene published the results of a study that evaluated several anti-inflammatory compounds and found that aspirin and ibuprofen are least effective, while curcumin, is among the most effective anti-inflammatory compounds in the world.
Diseases today such as cancer, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, high cholesterol and chronic pain can be the result of inflammation.
It is a knows fact that avoiding sugar is one of the best ways to prevent diabetes but it isn’t the only way. In a study from Diabetes Care, taking curcumin capsules daily for nine months helped protect those diagnosed with prediabetes from developing full-blown type 2 diabetes.
One of the more widely accepted properties of curcumin in scientific communities is its ability to manage pain.
The European Journal of Pharmacology published research that discovered curcumin naturally activates the opioid system in diabetic rats. Typically manipulated by drugs, this natural process serves as the body’s inherent pain-relieving response.
Not being limited to diabetic pain conditions, an interesting study also published late last year gives us a clue as to the wide array of pain conditions that can be treated by curcumin.