What You Should Know About The Super Herb Turmeric

January 6, 2022
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There are many healthy, beneficial spices that you can add to recipes for added health benefits. One of these spices is known as turmeric, with a name that makes it often overlooked and underrated.

Perhaps you’ve never heard of turmeric before, or you’ve seen it only once or twice in your lifetime and never gotten to learning more about it. Allow the best NDIS providers Melbourne has to offer to give you the rundown on this power-packed spice.

About Turmeric

Turmeric is a rhizome, also known as a stem from an underground ginger plant grown in India and Southeast Asia. Owners of these plants have used turmeric for thousands of years as both a food and a medicine. It can be sold as a fresh food or as a powder, and it can also be blended into a juice or beverage.

Turmeric has an earthy, bitter taste with a bit of a peppery flare. Rather than eat turmeric on one’s own, people tend to use this spice for recipes for enhanced taste, benefits, and more. When turmeric is added to other foods, its color can change to give the food a healthier appearance. Two teaspoons of turmeric powder can turn a soup, curry, or stew’s color into bright yellow-orange.

What Does Turmeric Contain?

Turmeric contains an active compound known as circumin, which gives the spice its yellowish color. This compound is known for many health improvements such as increased heart health and protection from cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. Along with circumin, turmeric is considered an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, which can help suppress and protect against many conditions.

What Are Turmeric’s Benefits?

In medicine, turmeric is used to promote healthy skin, making skin stronger, more flexible, and better in complexion. Turmeric even treats skin infections. Turmeric can also be used as an anti-itch agent, soothing irritating skin so you don’t rupture your skin or aggravate infections with scratching. Turmeric is also used to make skin slow with the help of other ingredients like sandalwood.

Staying in the business of suppressing irritants, turmeric can also relieve coughs and treat cold symptoms. Other conditions that turmeric is known to treat include Type 2 diabetes, gout, urinary tract infections and hemorrhoids.

Turmeric comes with additional benefits that affect the brain and body, making it a well rounded ingredient or supplement to consider.

What Else Should I Know About Turmeric?

Turmeric is a great compliment ingredient to recipes and remedies, but the circumin content in turmeric is surprisingly low at just 3%. Most turmeric extracts mostly consist of curcumin without any other circuminoids.

This means that unless you have an extreme amount of turmeric in your meals, the benefits of turmeric are very slight. If you wish to use this spice as a means to relieve sickness and enhance performance, you can buy supplements.

Additionally, curcumin does not work effectively when it comes to getting absorbed into the bloodstream. This problem can be remedied if you consume turmeric along with black pepper or other foods with good fatty acids, which can greatly improve turmeric’s absorption abilities.

Summary

Turmeric is a fascinating spice grown from herbs in India and Southeast Asia. It can be used in many forms such as a medical supplement or tasty powder for meals. It’s considered an anti-inflammatory and antioxident that comes with many benefits for the mind and body. Turmeric can also make foods bright orange-yellow in color. Use it along with fat-soluble ingredients so it can absorb better into the bloodstream.


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In any means, we, AYUR CLINIC team is not claiming to be a medical doctor neither we registered in the Australian medical board. The word doctor used here is only to represent or to refer the Ayurveda doctors recognized in India after achieving a Bachelor of ayurvedic medicine and surgery qualification. This qualification is recognized in Australia as a naturopath by Vetassess governing body. The information provided on this website is designed to provide helpful information on the medical subjects discussed. Information on this website should not be considered as a replacement for advice and consultation from a healthcare expert. This content or information is not meant to be used, nor should it be used, to diagnose or treat any medical condition. For treatment or diagnosis of any medical condition or difficulties, consult a doctor. The publisher and creator are not responsible for any specific health or allergy needs that may require medical supervision and are not liable for any damages or negative consequences from any treatment, application or use, to any person reading or following the data or information in this website. References are provided for informational purposes only. Readers should be aware that the linked websites listed on this website may change. This site does not recommend or support the self-management of health issues using the information provided on the website. Instead, we insist you to consult with a qualified Ayurvedic doctor for guidance. Information on this site is not comprehensive and does not cover all physical conditions, illnesses, weaknesses or their treatment. Contact your healthcare professional promptly if you have any health-related questions. Never neglect or delay medical advice based upon the information you may have read on this site.

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