INDIAN SAFFRON: TURMERIC

Turmeric, sometimes called Indian saffron or the golden spice, is a tall plant that grows in Asia and Central America. Turmeric is the spice that gives curry its yellow color.It has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb. Turmeric may be the most effective nutritional supplement in existence. Many high-quality studies show that it has major benefits for your body and brain.

While turmeric is a flavorsome spice that is nutritious to consume, it has also traditionally been used in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine to treat inflammatory conditions, skin diseases, wounds, digestive ailments, and liver conditions.

Anti-inflammatory properties

The Arthritis Foundation cites several studies in which turmeric has reduced inflammation.

This anti-inflammatory ability might reduce the aggravation that people with arthritis feel in their joints.

 

Pain relief

Turmeric is thought of as a pain reliever. The spice is reputed to relieve arthritis pain as well.

Studies seem to support turmeric for pain relief, with one study noting that it seemed to work as well as ibuprofen (Advil) in people with arthritis in their knees.

 

Improving liver function

Turmeric has been getting attention recently because of its antioxidant  abilities.

The antioxidant effect of turmeric appears to be so powerful that it may stop your liver from being damaged by toxins.

 

Possibly reducing the risk of cancer

Curcumin shows promise as a  cancer treatment.

Digestion

Turmeric can help in digestion. Turmeric adds flavor to food, which explains its presence in curry powder. However, turmeric can also play an important role in digesting that food. The spice can contribute to healthy digestion as a result of its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The spice is even being explored as a treatment for irritable bowel syndrome.

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