Healing Properties:

Turmeric


Description

Turmeric is a rhizome and a spice. When not used fresh, the rhizomes are boiled, then dried in hot ovens, and ground into a deep-orange-yellow powder. Turmeric’s main active ingredient is curcumin. 1



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Health and Healing Research

  • Anti-Inflammatory
    • Brain
    • Joints
    • Muscles
    • Modulates Chronic Inflammatory Diseases
  • Antioxidant
  • Anti-Cancer
  • Type 2 Diabetes
    • Curcumin Improves intestinal barrier function.
      • Improves the strength and integrity of intestinal membranes. 2
  • Weight Loss
    • Reduces weight and supresses the growth of fat tissue.
      • The curcumin suppression of angiogenesis in adipose tissue together with its effect on lipid metabolism in adipocytes may contribute to lower body fat and body weight gain. Our findings suggest that dietary curcumin may have a potential benefit in preventing obesity. 3

References

1: Wikipedia, Turmeric

2: American Journal of Physiology - Cell Physiology Published 7 April 2017

3: Vascular Biology Laboratory, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, March 2009

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