According to the Journal of the American Chemical Society, turmeric contains a wide range of antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, anticarcinogenic, antimutagenic and anti-inflammatory properties.
It is also loaded with many healthy nutrients such as protein, dietary fiber, niacin, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, potassium, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium and zinc. Due to all these factors, turmeric is often used to treat a wide variety of health problems.
There is another power compound present in turmeric that has not been studied as much as curcumin – aromatic turmerone or ar-turmerone. Research has found that this compound promotes repair in the stem cells of the brain – the same stem cells that can help in the recovery from neurodegenerative diseases like stroke and Alzheimer’s. Studies also suggest that curcumin may help to improve memory in Alzheimer’s patients.
Turmeric Is The Most Effective Natural Medicine Known To Men
When examining the research, turmeric benefits go beyond that of these 10 drugs:
- Anti-inflammatory drugs
- Anti-depressants (Prozac)
- Anti-coagulants (Aspirin)
- Pain killers
- Diabetes drugs (Metformin)
- Arthritis medications
- Inflammatory bowel disease drugs
- Cholesterol drugs (Lipitor)
Other Health Benefits of Turmeric
Turmeric is used for
- heartburn (dyspepsia),
- joint pain,
- stomach pain,
- Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis,
- bypass surgery
- intestinal gas,
- stomach bloating,
- loss of appetite,
- liver problems,
- Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection,
- stomach ulcers,
- irritable bowel syndrome …
How To Make Your Very Own Turmeric Supplements
- 1/3 cup organic, ground turmeric.
- Big pinch of ground black peppercorn (increases the bioavailability of curcumin as much as 150%).
- 3 tablespoon raw, organic honey.
- 1 tbsp. coconut oil (good fats improve absorption).
- Mix all components together in a bowl to make a paste
- Take pinches of the turmeric paste and roll them into little balls.
- Place in freezer for about 1 hour and remove.
- Store in a glass container and keep it in your fridge.
- Consume 2-3 pieces daily.
Turmeric may slow blood clotting, for example, so people taking drugs with the same effect, like anticoagulants, should be cautious about taking turmeric supplements, according to the National Institutes of Health. And of course, it’s always a good idea to talk to your doctor before starting any kind of supplements.