Check Out These Amazing Health Benefits Of Turmeric

Check Out These Amazing Health Benefits Of Turmeric

Turmerics are commonly used in homes for preparing tasty meals like fried rice. However, are you aware of the other awesome health benefits of turmeric?

Another name for turmeric is golden spice. The ground root of turmeric is what we mostly see in Nigeria local markets and supermarkets, though the powdered ones are very much available too. Turmeric is a major ingredient in curry. Interestingly, the yellowness of turmeric means that there are people who use it as a dye. A powerful element turmeric contains is known as Curcumin and it is responsible for the many health benefits of turmeric.

Surprising Health Benefits Of Turmeric

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Turmeric has many health benefits. Professor Manohar Garg  - director of the nutraceuticals research program at the University of Newcastle -  believes in the many powerful properties of this herb. Below are the benefits of turmeric to your health.

1. Helps with joint pain

Reducing joint pain is one of the health benefits of turmeric. Joint pains stop you from walking from one place to the other. Or the type that makes your joints swell or refuse to move. Joint pains affect the way you go about your daily life, causing you pain and discomfort. And the damage can be permanent if you don't treat it quickly. But turmeric can step in and help with your joint pain.

2. Helps with weight loss

Too much weight can cause you all kinds of health problems, including stroke, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Losing weight can be easy if you are healthy. But if your body has problems using the food you eat properly, then losing weight can become a huge problem. That's where turmeric does you a lot of good. It helps your body in the way it uses food and targets fat in the body.

3. Makes your skin better

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Many of us want to have healthy skin. The type of skin that is smooth, healthy, and free of breakouts. Your skin is one of the most important organs in your body. It protects your body and helps regulate your temperature. Many homemade face masks require turmeric because it can make your skin better and brighter. It does this by repairing your tissues quickly.

4. Helps fight diseases

This is the most important benefit of turmeric. Many diseases can put the human body down. Diseases like cancer, diabetes, and hypertension are regular diseases in human beings. And they can end a life or put the body through a lot. But turmeric regulates blood pressure, preventing you from having hypertension. Also, it helps lower the blood sugar of those suffering from diabetes. But that's not all. Turmeric targets cancer cells, and help reduce pain for cancer patients.

5. Improves brain function

The brain controls a lot of activities in the body, both mental and physical. And consuming turmeric will improve your overall mental health. Turmeric does this by improving the way your brain sends signals to other parts of the brain and throughout the body. Additionally, turmeric acts as an antidepressant for people who suffer from mental disorders like anxiety and depression.

6. Improves allergies

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Generally, some can't do some things other people do easily and freely. There are drugs they can't take, foods they can't eat, drinks they can't drink. Also, some find it hard to survive under certain weather conditions. Allergy is the reaction your body has to certain things or conditions. The reactions are usually things like itching, sneezing, and even skin changes. Turmeric helps fight many allergic reactions of the body.

7. Helps headache and migraines

Migraines come with a kind of force that will affect your whole day. Migraine is the more serious version of headache. Headaches are mostly mild. Sometimes migraines might last for four hours straight or even for days. They don't go away easily.

Migraines are caused by stress, poor posture, tiredness, and lack of sleep. But the antioxidants in turmeric helps relieve migraines.

8. Improves mood and relieves stress

There are chemicals in your brain known as the "happy chemicals" and the "stress hormones." Both are responsible for your mood and how you handle stress. Or how much stress you can take. So what turmeric does is to improve these hormones so that you can handle all the stress that may come your way as you go through your day.

You may be wondering by now how much more turmeric can do. The answer is a whole lot. Turmeric is one of those superfoods out there. You can consume turmeric in any form, depending on what you're preparing with it. There's the turmeric supplements, turmeric roots, and powdered turmeric.

Read also: Child Flu Remedies: Turmeric Milk

Source: Medical News Today

 

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Lydia Ume