Therapeutic benefits of Turmeric or Curcuma longa

Turmeric or Curcuma Longa is an ancient spice used since thousands of years in South Asian countries and specifically India. It not only enhances the color and flavor of the recipes ,but also researches have proven it to have therapeutic benefits on health and has greatly been used in Ayurveda for the treatment of various ailments ,since ages.

So below goes the list of incredible therapeutic benefits of turmeric.Do check out.

1.Prevents cancer – Scientists have found that the active agent curcumin present in it, appears to inhibit the enzymes that promote the growth of cancerous cells.

2. Powerful antioxidant – Turmeric or Curcuma Longa has powerful antioxidant properties ,which fights the release of free radicals.

3.Anti inflammatory – It has strong anti -inflammatory properties as well as antiseptic properties.It is very helpful in providing relief in various ailments or diseases which are induced due to high levels of inflammation in the body.Such diseases are i.e. arthiritis, psoriasis , chronic sinusitis etc.

4.Controls the development of Type 2 diabetes – In the people who have prediabetes,it prevents the development of Type 2 diabetes and lessens the insulin resistance.So one should try it,if there are higher chances if getting diabetic.

5.Reduces the chances of liver diseases – Clinical trials and Mexican studies show that curcumin prevents acute liver damage by acting as a powerful antioxidant.

6.Remedy for chronic cough – It is an effective remedy for chronic cough ,cold and throat irritations.

The best way is to inculcate turmeric is by adding it to daily diet and if not possible the same can be had by adding half a tablespoon in a glass of milk. It keeps aways diseases at bay and prevents our body from becoming vulnerable to infections and ailments in the long run.

Take care and stay healthy.. ☺

47 thoughts on “Therapeutic benefits of Turmeric or Curcuma longa”

  1. Hello Spardha, how did you find me?
    I knew about Turmeric. A while ago I bought a book about Healing Spices. Good I love many of the healthy spices. Except for ginger, no matter how hard I try.. my taste buds do not like that one.

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  2. You constantly amaze, Spardha! Thanks for this. I had just purchased turmeric at my daughter’s request. Don’t know how to cook with it yet, so I’ll try it in milk, but honestly… will milk hide its flavor or will that taste good. Stay tuned… I’ll let you know what I find out. Bless you for helping me on my healthy way πŸ˜€

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