What are the benefits of turmeric?

Date Posted:30 July 2017 


Tumeric is one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant plants in the world.

 

Why turmeric?

This bright yellow spice, originating in Southeast Asia has long been used in cooking and in herbal medicine. The trouble with turmeric up until now is that it has generally had very poor bioavailability. That is, the amount that you absorb from consuming turmeric is not enough to provide a considerable medicinal benefit. Scientists have known for a long time of the potential benefits of turmeric; however it has only been in recent years that the technology has caught up, and has allowed the manufacturing of the turmeric to increase the bioavailability of the plant to warrant its use medicinally. The active component that provides anti-inflammatory support comes from the curcumanoids, otherwise known as curcumin. Research has shown us that when combining turmeric with black pepper, this significantly increases the bioavailability of curcumin.

 

Healing benefits

In regards to assisting in anti-inflammatory conditions, turmeric has been shown to be beneficial for joint pain (osteo and rheumatoid arthritis), sports injury where there is inflammation present, neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, and also in cases of depressions where is this neuroinflammation present (inflammation in the brain which affects the signalling of neurotransmitters). There is also research around medicinal turmeric being used in cases of cancer. Due to the high anti-oxidant properties of turmeric, the list is really endless as to what it can do. High potency turmeric is also beneficial for allergies and the immune system.

 

Ways to consume it

One of the easiest ways to add more turmeric into your diet (without consuming exorbitant amounts of curry!) is to start switching some of your daily lattes into a delicious turmeric latte! If you are someone who drinks more than 2 coffees a day, reducing the caffeine alone will do you wonders. However, you will also be dramatically increasing your anti-oxidant intake as well as promoting an anti-inflammatory diet (always beneficial). Another benefit of consuming a turmeric latte, such as Golden Grind is that by combining tumeric with spices such as ginger and cardamom, this will also help to increase your circulation and create a warming effect through the body. Therefore, through winter, this should be your go to drink! 

 

Alternative to turmeric powder

If you prefer not to use in a powder form, you can always opt for turmeric capsules, by Golden Grind. Golden Grind scientifically formulated, tested and proven turmeric capsules are perfect for on the run, quick and easy, strong fix of turmeric that will work wonders for your insides. The Turmeric in Golden Grind Turmeric Capsules is equivalent to 65% curcuminoids which is 97.5mg curcumin per capsule and contain the perfect amount of black pepper to make sure the turmeric is most bio-available. So, there is something for everyone.

 

Turmeric in skin care

Given its healing benefits, it is not surprising to see turmeric being used in skin care. Acure Organics has cleaverly come up with turmetic face mask with added Australian Sandalwood, Fullers Earth and Hyaluronic Acid. Turmeric in skin care has antiseptic and antibacterial properties that when applied directly to the face that will help to keep your skin clean and blemish free, fighting off pimples and breakouts and provide you with youthful glowing skin. Turmeric will also help to reduce inflammation and clear acne scars.

 

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