In recent times, we’ve all been made more aware about the powerful health benefits of turmeric thanks to the huge number of studies which showcased the spice’s potential. Most of the properties of the spice are attributed to the presence of curcumin, tis active compound that has a positive impact on our overall health. Turmeric has been found to improve the function of our brain, while curcumin has the potential of treating neurological problems such as Alzheimer’s disease.
The recent scientific research on the compound has discovered that it can reduce the amount of beta-amyloid plaque in the brain, which is the biggest risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease. This makes turmeric a potent remedy against numerous neurological problems including depression.
On the other hand, turmeric has been a staple in folk medicine for centuries. It was commonly used against common liver disorders and studies have confirmed that the golden spice can detoxify this important organ and prevent cirrhosis, fatty liver disease and iron overdose as well.
Here’s a quick rundown of the other health benefits of turmeric:
- Reduces cholesterol and high blood pressure
- Treats indigestion and bloating
- Improves the heart health
- Treats arthritis and other inflammatory diseases
- Promotes weight loss
- Treat acne, pimples, wrinkles and stretch marks
- Eliminates intestinal parasites
- Treats bronchitis
- Treats jaundice
- Improves the health of our hair and skin
- Accelerates the healing of cuts, wounds and burns
- Treats conjunctivitis
- Treats diabetes
As you can see, the spice offers more than a few benefits for our health. As a matter of fact, we should all use it more often in our diet. Here’s a simple turmeric water recipe that you can easily incorporate in your diet and drink every day:
- 1-2 cups water
- ¼ teaspoon turmeric
Just bring the water to a boil, add the turmeric powder, simmer the mixture and strain it later. Drink it lukewarm every day in order to treat the aforementioned problems and give your overall health a nice boost.