Turmeric isn’t just a spice, it’s a powerful little herb to use medicinally. The turmeric spice comes from the root of the plant and is part of the ginger family. There is plenty of research out there touring the benefits of this bright, golden colored herb. Turmeric has been used in India for thousands of years as a cooking spice, as well as for medicinal needs.

🌿How Turmeric Works🌿

Turmeric contains compounds called curcuminoids, most notably, curcumin. It helps fight inflammation and oxidative stress, or the daily wear-and-tear our bodies endure every day, and is an antioxidant. In addition, this spice contains plenty of vitamin C, which can boost the immune system, and is a good source of manganese, iron and potassium. Your typical turmeric spice doesn’t contain enough curcumin to have the same effects. Boo.

Unfortunately, curcumin alone is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream. It helps to consume black pepper with it, which contains piperine, a natural substance that enhances the absorption of curcumin by 2,000%. So when choosing a supplement, be sure it contains both curcumin and black pepper.

Research has indicated that curcumin may play a protective role in fighting inflammatory diseases by helping reduce the body’s inflammatory response to everything from food and drink to stress and pollution. Chronic inflammation can cause:

🔹 Obesity
🔹 Diabetes
🔹 Cardiovascular disease
🔹 Neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia
🔹 Inflammatory bowel diseases, such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
🔹 Certain types of cancers, including colon cancer
🔹 Arthritis
🔹 Depression
🔹 Asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other chronic lung diseases
🔹 Allergies
🔹 Autoimmune disorders

Curcumin can also boost brain function and reduce the risk of brain diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease. In a study, it has shown to be more effective than an anti-inflammatory drug at treating rheumatoid arthritis. It may also reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer and be effective at treating depression.

I have an autoimmune disease. With mostly diet, my numbers are improving. Autoimmune diseases like company so my risk for developing another autoimmune disease is greater than someone who doesn’t already have one. I do take a turmeric/curcumin supplement with piperine. Plus I avoid inflammatory foods as much as possible.

Turmeric is used in Earthley’s Pain Potion, Sinus Saver, Digest-Ease, Cold Sore Serum, Candida Cleanse, Nourish Him Naturally, Postpartum Balance, Elderberry Illness Kit, and UT-Relief, plus others!

Did you know about the benefits of this herb? Do you use it?

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