The Health Benefits of Turmeric
Turmeric an amazing spice that can take any recipe to the next level. It has also been said to contain powerful health benefits and healing properties. But who knew there were so many health benefits of turmeric?
Turmeric is a root plant native to India and Southeast Asia. It can either be consumed in its natural form or ground up and consumed in a powder. It’s also part of the ginger family.
For thousands of years turmeric has been used as a medicinal herb and spice. The main active ingredient said to be responsible for turmeric’s medicinal properties is curcumin.
Health Benefits of Turmeric
- Contains Anti-Aging Antioxidants
- Mood Enhancement and Stabilizer
- Encourages Brain Health
- Boosts Immune System
Ways to Use Turmeric At Home
* To further enhance the health benefits of turmeric, be sure to add a pinch of black pepper as it serves as an activator for curcumin.
Disclaimer: It is best to consume turmeric naturally through foods. It’s advised to speak to your doctor if you’re looking into consuming curcumin supplements or in large quantities as it may interfere with other medication and cause some side effects such as nausea and diarrhea. Always check with your doctor or midwife while pregnant and consuming herbs.
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