Benefits of Turmeric


Turmeric, the new star of kitchens, reveals all its medicinal virtues. From now on, you will not do without it.

Turmeric is a spice extremely rich in benefits, the main component of which is curcumin. The latter is a compound of the family of curcuminoids, whose powerful antioxidant power mainly protects against cardiovascular diseases, cancers, and helps to curb the development of Alzheimer's disease. And that's not all, here are 7 medicines that could very well be replaced by turmeric.

A powerful anti-inflammatory

The world of pharmacology offers a multitude of anti-inflammatory drugs of all kinds. These medicines can be replaced by a single food: turmeric. Indeed, this spice is an amazingly powerful anti-inflammatory. Be aware, however, that the body does not have the capacity to absorb a large amount of turmeric, which is why it is absolutely necessary to consume it with black pepper because it stimulates the bio availability of turmeric in the body, So that it is more effective. Turmeric helps to curb the development of tumors, especially brain cancer, prostate cancer and breast cancer. It also relieves pain.

Perfect replacement for aspirin

Aspirin is an anticoagulant which is mainly consumed in case of minor pain such as headaches, flu-like conditions, dental or menstrual pain. Although aspirin prevents the risk of infarction and other cardiovascular diseases due to its anticoagulant power, it can cause damage such as deterioration of the stomach lining, gastric ulcers and digestive disorders.

Turmeric provides as many benefits as aspirin while sparing its side effects. Like aspirin, it fluidizes the blood and prevents it from coagulating, and therefore reduces the risk of infarction and stroke.

It acts as a corticosteroid

Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory and a very powerful antibacterial. Like corticosteroids, it relieves pain and relieves (joint, muscular and dorsal pain). And unlike corticosteroids, it has no side effects such as regression of natural immune defenses or bone fragility, and does not create dependence on the consumer.

Reduces bad cholesterol

Turmeric is known to fight bad cholesterol in the body and to rebalance the lipid balance in the blood. Better than an anti-cholesterol drug, turmeric reduces the level of bad LDL cholesterol, interacting on its absorption in the intestines. An Indian study showed that consumption of curcumin increased the level of good HDL cholesterol in the body by 29%.

Turmeric works favorably against cholesterol, it indirectly combats many diseases related to hypercholesterolemia. It is also effective in fighting Alzheimer's, hepatic insufficiency, multiple sclerosis, etc. Also, curcumin prevents arteries from hardening and reduces the risk of strokes.

Fighting diabetes

Studies show that turmeric prevents diabetes by improving insulin sensitivity in the muscles and liver. It also fights this disease by reducing the production of hepatic glucose, regulating that of glycogen in the liver, stimulating insulin production, stimulating pancreatic functions and eliminating inflammation caused by hyperglycemia.

An effective antidepressant

Depression is a real pathology that is treated with medication and sessions in a psychologist. Turmeric could have as many effects as antidepressants. It would indeed be more effective than the Prozac!

Warnings :

Turmeric is to be avoided in patients with gall bladder and pregnant women. It is also a powerful blood thinner, which should not be consumed at the same time as an anticoagulant drug.

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