Turmeric and few of its Health benefits

Turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) is a medicinal herb used from ancient times in the middle east and Asia. Not only as medicine, but it also has been used in India for thousand of years in food to provide distinctive flavor and beautiful color yellow color.



Among the various bioactive compounds present in the turmeric curcumin is the most prevalent curcuminoid, it is a yellow pigment that makes up to 60-70% of the total curcuminoids.

To name a few of the health benefits associated with turmeric is it is used for the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders, inflammation, pain and wound healing.

The only problem associated with the intake of turmeric is its poor bioavailability i.e, its absorption in the human body is very low, because of its lower water solubility, rapid metabolic degradation, and very low intestinal absorption.

Some of the Health benefits supported by the scientific studies:

Arthritis:



There is a lot of studies available, where turmeric alone or in the combination with certain other herbs or components has been used, and results demonstrated the improved walking ability, and lower pain and stiffness of the joints.

Depression:



Intake of turmeric while under stress or on a regular basis reduces the stress and related symptoms work as an antidepressant.

Improving Lipid profile:

Studies are available that demonstrates that how regular uptake of turmeric in any form can positively affect and improve your blood glucose levels and lipid profile.

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