Turmeric is aromatic powder with bright yellow color that most commonly is used as spice in numerous South Asian meals. But, probably many of you are familiar with the fact that turmeric offers numerous health-boosting properties and due to that it is used as natural supplement for treatment of many health conditions and ailments.
By consuming turmeric on daily basis, you will improve the work of your brain and liver health, as well.
Turmeric For Brain Health
Turmeric has the ability to improve brain function but this property of this spice was unknown until recently. Namely, recent studies showed that the active ingredient found in turmeric – curcumin is incredibly helpful in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists came to conclusion that curcumin can inhibit the buildup of beta-amyloid plaques by incredible 40% and that is one of the primary causes for Alzheimer’s.
In addition to this, scientists came to discovery that curcumin possesses incredibly powerful anti-inflammatory properties which can reduce damage caused by inflammation and oxidizing agents and thus this compound has important role in treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.
There are studies which suggest that turmeric is efficient for treatment of depression.
Liver Function And Cancer Prevention
Since ancient times turmeric is used as treatment of liver diseases, but recent legitimate scientific researches proved its effects.
Over the last few decades scientists have proved that the powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects of turmeric make this spice remarkable natural ingredient for liver health. Namely, scientists discovered that turmeric efficiently reduce liver damage which is caused by ethanol (the type of alcohol that many people drink), but also due to high toxicity levels, liver disease (such as cholestasis), cirrhosis (scarring of the liver) and iron overdose.
In addition to that, scientific studies proved that curcumin is efficiently lowers the risk of liver cancer. Namely, this spice reduces the effects that human carcinogens (including thioacetamide) have on the liver.
How To Get The Most Turmeric’s Health Benefits – Quick Recipes Turmeric Water
¼ teaspoon turmeric
1-2 cups water
First boil the water and after that add turmeric. Let it boil for about 10 minutes. Remove the mixture for heat and leave the mixture cool for several minutes and then drink it.
Turmeric & Oil/Fat
1 teaspoon turmeric
2 cups coconut milk
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 pinch black pepper
Take a saucepan, put all ingredients and put on heat. Stir the mixture but don’t let it reach a boiling point. Drink the resulted mixture while it’s still warm.Note: you can add this mixture to soup, curry or any recipe by your choice.