Turmeric is a kind of spice called Indian saffron and also a golden seasoning, a long plant growing in Asia and Central America. Its roots are used to make turmeric powder which is characterized by its bright yellow color and has been used by many popular cultures as a natural dye. Traditional Indian medicine to treat a wide range of diseases, and at the moment Western medicine began to study its amazing health effects.
Benefits of turmeric
Turmeric contains biologically active compounds that have strong medical properties, most notably curcumin, which is the active ingredient in turmeric, which is only 3% of weight, but most studies use curcumin extracts, so the benefits shown by studies are based on concentrations Very high, the following points show the most important benefits of Turmeric:
- Anti-Inflammatory properties: Curcumin is a natural anti-inflammatory compound, and therefore, helps the body fight foreign objects, repair damage, and fight chronic inflammation which plays a key role in the development of a range of diseases.
- Antioxidant properties: Oxidative damage is one of the mechanisms underlying many diseases. Curcumin is a powerful antioxidant that protects the body from free radical damage and stimulates the body’s defenses by boosting the activity of antioxidant body enzymes.
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