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5 Amazing Health Benefits Of Turmeric

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Turmeric | Photo: BBC Good Food

Turmeric | Photo: BBC Good Food

Turmeric is just on out of many spices that have a wide range of uses. It has served as an herbal remedy for thousands of years in traditional Chinese and Indian medicine.

Some of its amazing health benefits are discussed below:

Good source of Antioxidants

The antioxidant in turmeric is so powerful that it can help to stop the liver from being damaged by toxins. This is highly useful for people who are on medication for diabetes or other health conditions that might hurt their liver over a long-term use.

Aids Digestion

Turmeric also plays an important role in food digestion this is because of its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. If turmeric is added to any food, apart from the fact that it serves as spice for food, it can also aid digestion.

Boosts Immune system

The medicinal properties in turmeric help to boost the immune system. It also reduces the impact of pro-inflammatory cytokines. It moderates the immune system such that the body is able to fight against all bacteria or fungi it comes across.

Aids Weight Loss

According to some medical researches, turmeric contains curcumin which can prevent the formation of new blood vessels which happens when fat tissues expand as a result of weight gain. This means less fat gain and, eventually, weight loss.

For Healthy Skin

The antioxidants in turmeric and the compound, curcumin, help improve skin health. You can mix a tablespoon of turmeric with some water to make a paste. Apply to your face and leave it on for 30 minutes before washing off with cold water. This paste can also be used on the body for exfoliation.

 

 

The medical information provided in this article is provided as an information resource only. This information does not create any patient-physician relationship and should not be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment.

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