Turmeric has been used for healing for thousands of years going back to Ayurveda, India’s 5,000-year-old natural healing system.
Turmeric is a spice that comes from the root of Curcuma longa, a beautiful flowering tropical plant native to India.
So what is Turmeric good for?
The spice has been found to contain at least 20 compounds that are antibiotic, 14 known cancer preventatives, 12 that are anti-tumor, 12 anti-inflammatory, and at least 10 antioxidants.
Turmeric is considered a potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, and anticancer agent.
And studies point to a few specific conditions that turmeric can help:
Turmeric for Alzheimer’s
It may prevent Alzheimer’s
Turmeric for Arthritis
Turmeric is anti-inflammatory and has been found to be help for arthritis when taken internally and when applied topically.
Turmeric for Cancer
Curcumin is a promising candidate as a cancer treatment.
It can help kill tumor cells while leaving normal cells unharmed and works together to increase the effectiveness of both chemotherapy and radiation.
Dr. Saraswati Sukumar is a medical oncologist at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and has been involved in hundreds of studies on the effects of turmeric on cancer.
She has found that eating turmeric in food provides more benefits than taking either curcumin or turmeric tablets
Turmeric Is Better than Prozac for Depression
Turmeric has great antidepressant properties.
You need to cook with it in oil
Or add black pepper to curry powder
in order for your bady to absorb it properly, so start cooking!