Turmeric popularly known as the sulfur of the Indies, is recognized as liquid gold for health. It stands out for its wonderful healing properties due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities
Turmeric is the root of the plant called Curcuma longa, it belongs to the same family as ginger and is recognized as an indispensable condiment in oriental cuisine. It is a plant native to India, famous for its intense aroma and with a spicy touch, it stands out for its content in curcumoids, polysaccharides and essential oils.
Turmeric is known throughout Asia for its culinary uses, however its medicinal contributions are immense, benefits are attributed to cancer, high cholesterol, neuroprotective, anti-inflammatory and analgesic.RELATED
Medicinal benefits of turmeric consumption:
The turmeric root stands out for its curcumoid and curcumin content, these compounds are responsible for their vibrant yellow color and due to their presence they attribute antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
Due to these properties it is an excellent ally to help fight arthritis and any disease that derives from inflammatory processes such as irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, lupus, pancreatitis, among others. In herbal medicine it is recognized for its qualities to treat different types of digestive disorders especially liver, this is because curcumin has a great capacity to dissolve in fats and stimulates the secretion of bile, it is a good remedy that favors Digestion, fights flatulence and is very effective for the liver.
Ideal to improve cardiovascular health and circulation
It is proven that curcumin brings wonderful benefits for the cardiovascular system, highlights its benefits to improve different neurodegenerative diseases and related to memory problems such as: Alzheimer's. Due to its wonderful antioxidant and antigangrenante platelet power, turmeric prevents heart disease, promotes proper blood circulation and prevents conditions such as embolisms and arteriosclerosis.
Purifying and detoxifying effect
The active compounds of curcumin, have a great purifying power, especially in the liver, act by raising the rates of enzymes that are responsible for eliminating the toxins that accumulate in this organ. Its decongestant effect acts effectively at the liver level and exerts a protective action; its consumption is recommended for cases of hepatitis, gallbladder stones and hepatobiliary alterations.
Powerful action against cancer
It is proven that the extracts contained in turmeric have great antitumor properties, they act by reducing the appearance of cancer cells in different areas such as the skin, mouth and intestines, this is due to its antioxidant components. Its powerful anticancer effect induces cell death in the deepest part of individual cells.
Turmeric. / Photo: Reform Agency