Turmeric is aromatic powder that most commonly is used for flavoring as well as coloring of various Asian dishes. Today, this plant of the ginger family is cultivated worldwide. Turmeric has numerous health-boosting properties and it is one of the most efficient natural supplements used for the treatment of many health issues and ailments.
Recent studies have proved that regular consummation of this remarkable spice will improve your brain and liver health, as well.
Turmeric For Brain Health
Curcumin is active ingredient contained in turmeric was proved to be helpful as a treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists discovered that curcumin has the ability to inhibit beta-amyloid plaques, buildup of one of the primary causes for Alzheimer’s, by incredible 40%.
In addition to this, scientists have discovered that powerful anti-inflammatory properties of curcumin play a major role in Alzheimer’s treatment. Namely, curcumin significantly reduces damage caused by inflammation and oxidizing agents.
It is important to mention that there are studies that suggest that turmeric can be used for treatment of depression.
Liver Function And Cancer Prevention
Turmeric has been used for the treatment of liver diseases since ancient times, but legitimate scientific studies about its effects were conducted during the last decades.
Researchers explain that turmeric offers extremely powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects which make it beneficial for liver health.
It was discovered that turmeric efficiently reduces liver damage caused by ethanol (the type of alcohol that you drink), high toxicity levels, cirrhosis (scarring of the liver), liver disease (such as cholestasis) and iron overdose.
Additionally, it was discovered that curcumin reduces the risk of liver cancer by reducing the effects that human carcinogens (including thioacetamide) have on the liver.
How To Get The Most Turmeric’s Health Benefits – Quick Recipes
¼ teaspoon turmeric
1-2 cups of water
Preparation and use:
Take a pot and pour the water, then put on fire. Once the waters starts to boil add turmeric and leave it boil for 10 minutes and then remove from heat. Leave the mixture cool for few minutes and then drink.
Turmeric & Oil/Fat
1 teaspoon turmeric
2 cups coconut milk
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 pinch black pepper
Preparation and use:
Put the ingredients in a saucepan and put on heat. Heat the ingredients but the mixture should not reach a boiling point. Drink the resulted potion while it’s still warm.
Note: you can add this mixture to your soup, curry, or any recipe by your choice.