Turmeric – The Wonder Spice


Posted on July 26th

Turmeric

Turmeric is the root stalk of a tropical plant that’s part of the ginger family. One of the main components of the spice is a substance called curcumin which has potentially healing properties. It has long been used as a powerful anti-inflammatory in both the Chinese and Indian systems of medicine

I like to sprinkle on scrambled egg, steamed veggies, add to smoothies and juices…or you can make 1 of my wellness shots (see earlier articles)

Its a very strong colour and also flavour….and can be added to all cooking and drinks….Im not a BIG fan of spices but Turmeric for me is a winner.

Turmeric has powerful antioxidant & Inflammatory effects and this explains why many people with joint disease find relief when they use the spice regularly. Its antioxidant actions enable it to protect the colon cells from free radicals that can damage cellular DNA

It is now believed that chronic, low-level inflammation plays a major role in almost every chronic, Western disease. This includes heart disease, cancer, metabolic syndrome, Alzheimer’s and various degenerative conditions
Therefore, anything that can help fight chronic inflammation is of potential importance in preventing and even treating these diseases.

It turns out that curcumin is strongly anti-inflammatory, it is so powerful that it matches the effectiveness of some anti-inflammatory drugs. Arthritis is a common disorder characterised by joint inflammation. Many studies show that curcumin can help treat symptoms of arthritis and is in some cases more effective than anti-inflammatory drugs.

Turmeric helps the body to destroy mutated cancer cells, so they cannot spread through the body and cause more harm. Curcumin leads to several changes on the molecular level that may help prevent and perhaps even treat cancer (the sciencey bit)

Enhances liver function and helps the liver’s ability to detoxify

Good source of vitamin B6

Cholesterol-lowering effects are the result of the curry spice’s active constituent, curcumin,

Growing evidence suggests that turmeric may afford protection against neurodegenerative diseases. Curcumin can cross the blood-brain barrier and has been shown to lead to various improvements in the pathological process of Alzheimer’s disease.

Curcumin has shown some promise in treating depression. There is also some evidence that curcumin can boost the brain neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine

See…you NEED Turmeric in your life….

It has endless benefits

Jen x