Top 9 Proven Health Benefits of Turmeric

Turmeric is a perennial plant and a cousin of rhizomatous herbaceous plant ginger.

Turmeric (Curcumin)

Turmeric (Curcumin)

Rhizomes of the plant Curcuma longa are being used in many purposes in Asian countries like India, Bangladesh, Srilanka, China, Nepal and Pakistan. The outer surface is very much similar to ginger. But in the inner portion it is deep yellow with a little mixer of orange color.

The common purpose of using this herb is as a spice of Asian specially Indian dishes. But there is a history of using this product as the herbal medicine. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health sated that the found some reliable evident of health benefits of turmeric. According to Wikipedia still their many trails are going on for the medical research on Cancer treatment by turmeric.

Turmeric has many nutrients and antibacterial, anti fungal properties. It is full of curcumin that is one of the great anti bacterial properties.[1] Because of both anti inflammatory and anti oxidant properties of turmeric it is very helpful to prevent cancer like diseases.[2]

Top 9 Proven Health Benefits of Turmeric

Turmeric is filled up with Nutrients and anti oxidents. So the health benefits of turmeric is also huge. According to the study of  United States Department of Agriculture every 100 g turmeric contains minerals: Ca 168 mg, Fe 55 mg, Mg 208 mg, P 299 mg, K (pottasium) 2080 mg, Na 27 mg, Zn 4.5 mg. It also has many vitamins such as Vitamin C, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B-6, Folate, DFE, Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) and Vitamin K.

Moreover it contains antimicrobial properties like curcumin. The top 10 proven health benefits of Turmeric is given bellow:

1. Turmeric or Haldi for Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease generally occurs when a man is on his 60 or more than that. It is a kind of cell damaging diseases. It specially damages our brain cell and leads us to dementia. The cure of Alzheimer’s disease is still under research.

So we can say no cure has been discovered yet. But herbal treatment are very fruitful for controlling and healing this disease. In united states one a study it reveals that The people of 65 and more than this age are often suffer by this syndrome.[3]

Herbal treatment can slow the process of the cell damaging. As result one can get prolonged time for their happy memories by an organic treatment of  Turmeric (curcumin).

There are some kitchen spices which are proved as the highly promising natural remedy against Alzheimer’s Disease. The combination of   curcumin (Turmeric),  ginger, rosemary, cinnamon, sage, Chinese celery, Salvia herbs and some other natural components is very efficient for the treatment of AD and dementia.[3]

2. Turmeric for Diabetes

When our pancreas does not produce insulin the sugar metabolic system of the body become disturb. So in the blood the sugar level increases. This situation is known as diabetes. Turmeric proves that it helps the body to reduce peroxidation and increase the total anti oxidant. A study of four weeks treatment proves the matter.

This study were recruited into two groups of type 2 diabetes patients. Each group there were 30 patient. To the group 1 an standard metformin treatment and to group two standard metformin with 2 g turmeric were applied.

The result of the examination was very impressive. Turmeric group ejnoyed more reducing of blood sugar level without having any side effect. Their antioxidant level also increased and the bad cholesterol level decreased and good cholesterol level increased.[4]

3. Irritable bowel syndrome

Turmeric or curcumin is a very effective portion to cure Irritable Bowel Syndrome. It is a kind of abdominal discomfort. It  may occur for over eating, irregular eating, quick eating etc. The other bad habits like taking much junk food and smoking  are also responsible for it.

These type of patient suffers from obesity, anxiety, stress, irritating etc. The main syndrome of this disease is the low digestive power and abdominal pain, forming intestine gas are . The person who suffers from Irritable bowel,  syndrome are requested to give up the above mentioned bad habits and it organic.

A clinical study proves that Curcumin or Turmeric is a very fruitful organic medicine for treating irritable bowl syndrome. This clinical study took place in Loss Angels in 2008 and 2009.[5]

To get rid of the problem take 1 teaspoon ginger extract and a black pepper after taking your mourning breakfast. In addition to that a ripe papaya as a dessert also very helpful for the patient of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

4. Turmeric for Cardio Vascular Disease

The antioxidant properties of turmeric reduce the risk of cardio vascular disease. Turmeric helps to reduce our bad cholesterol level [6] Researchers believe that curcumin is a good inhibitor of cholesterol and it decreases serum peroxides.

As a result the possibility of hypertension is low for a turmeric absorbent. They are very helpful to keep our heart healthy. So by eating 1 g of turmeric per day we can eradicate many types of cardiovascular Disease. It is really one of the best health benefits of turmeric.

5. Health Benefits of Turmeric for Kidneys

Kidneys are the important organs of our body. There are two kidneys in our body. The main function of this two kidneys are to filter. The anti bacterial and anti inflammatory properties of turmeric helps the kidney to stay better. Turmeric helps to cure cyst on kidneys. Any types kidney infection can be treated by turmeric application.

There are some studies on turmeric on kidney glycoconjugates in streptozotocin by the medical scholars.[7]

6. Health benefit of Turmeric in treating cancers

Turmeric is appreciative in its capacity to stop the improving of cancer cell. In the treatment of prostate cancer, tumour cells, colon cancer and deadly breast cancer the herbalists and the organic scientist suggest to use turmeric. Curcumin is a very fruitful medication to breast cancer.[8]

 7. Turmeric is a good cosmetic for skin

To get a faultless skin the paste of turmeric can be used as a great weapon. It is used as a beauty product for a centuries. It lightens the skin. It also very effective on removing dark circle. Beauticians suggest to apply turmeric in treating acne too.

8. Health benefit of Turmeric for white Teeth

Turmeric has vitamin E and C. It also contains calcium too. Calcium is very helpful to keep enamel of the teeth.Vitamin E and C is essential for the gum treatment.

To whiten your teeth turmeric gives you a unique formula. Just add turmeric paste with the usual toothpaste. Brush your teeth for 15 minutes. You will get the beautiful white teeth.

9.Turmeric for osteoarthritis

The most safe treatment for osteoarthritis is herbal treatment. Turmeric contains the Curcumin which demonstrated to be the safest and anti-inflammatory activity. There were six studies in human. The studies showed that C.domestica extracts in pain relieving and improvement of the function in the patients with knee osteoarthritis.

 

There are many other health benefits of turmeric. It can be use as a good anti bacterial, anti viral, and antiseptic. It also cures many intestine problems. It helps to clearing free radicals too. So we can use turmeric as a great herbal medicine to keep ourselves healthy and fit.

 

References:


1.  Ragasa C, Laguardia M, Rideout J (2005). "Antimicrobial sesquiterpenoids and diarylheptanoid from Curcuma domestica". ACGC Chem Res Comm 18 (1): 21–24. 

2.Tayyem RF, Heath DD, Al-Delaimy WK, Rock CL (2006). "Curcumin content of turmeric and curry powders". Nutr Cancer 55 (2): 126–131.doi:10.1207/s15327914nc5502_2. PMID 17044766.

3. Mishra S, Palanivelu K (January–March 2008). "The effect of curcumin (turmeric) on Alzheimer's disease: An overview". Ann Indian Acad Neurol 11 (1): 13–9.doi:10.4103/0972-2327.40220. PMC 2781139.PMID 19966973. 

4. Original Article  Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry , Volume 30,  Issue 2, pp 180-186 

5.  "Clinical trials on turmeric". National Institutes of Health, Clinical Trials Registry. December 2013. Retrieved December 29,  2013 

6. Alzheimer's disease: the cholesterol connection. [Nat Neurosci. 2003] 

7. Effect of spent turmeric on kidney glycoconjugates in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats Gurusiddaiah Suresh Kumar, Paramahans Veerayya Salimath

8. Bioactivity of Turmeric-Derived Curcuminoids and Related Metabolites in Breast Cancer
Laura E. Wright,a Jen B. Frye,a Bhavana Gorti,a Barbara N. Timmermann,b and Janet L. Funka

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