Turmeric is one of nature’s most powerful healers. In Ayurvedic medicine, turmeric is considered a “cleanser of the body.” Turmeric, which contains a powerful antioxidant called curcumin, has an abundant list of healing properties. The Chinese and Indians have been using turmeric for thousands of years to treat a wide variety of conditions and there are numerous studies that support turmeric’s healing powers. Dr. James Duke, renowned ethnobotanist, conducted one of the most comprehensive studies to date on turmeric and he found that turmeric outperformed many pharmaceuticals!
Here are five of the many reasons you should incorporate turmeric into your diet:
Turmeric contains more than two dozen anti-inflammatory compounds. Inflammation leads to illness and disease. The average person is walking around with chronic inflammation due to the toxins we come in contact with every day. Results of studies comparing turmeric to ibuprofen illustrated that turmeric eased pain and improved function about as well as the ibuprofen. Over the counter anti-inflammatory agents can have a toxic effect on the body, such as ulcers and intestinal bleeding; turmeric produces no toxicity.