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Why is Turmeric a Super Spice?

Posted by : Jessica Brown / On : Sep 20, 2021

Why is Turmeric a Super Spice?

Why is Turmeric a Super Spice?

 

Though spices have been incorporated into diverse cuisines for a long time, the correlation between their usage and their benefits has been recently found a strong foundation in nutrition. Turmeric has curcuminoid compounds. From these curcuminoid compounds, curcumin is the most important factor that contributes to antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. It is an Indian spice that comes from a plant of the Zingiberaceae family. Turmeric has been used for its medicinal properties, but its exact mechanisms and active ingredients analyses have solidified its name as a nutraceutical.

Traditionally, turmeric was known for its antioxidant effects, anti-inflammatory, anti-migraine, antimicrobial, and anti-tumor effects. Recently, turmeric has been found to have preventative or medicinal effects on neurological diseases, cardiovascular diseases, inflammatory bowel diseases, metabolic disorders, autoimmune diseases, and cancer. For example, 2 diabetes, premenstrual syndrome, high cholesterol, and arthritis, etc. Recent studies, it has shown potential for medicinal effects in depression and Alzheimer's.

Turmeric can be included in the diet through curry, tea, rice, chicken, fish soup, pasta, vegetables, potatoes, by itself, and through pill supplements. It has a mild aromatic scent of orange and ginger with a slightly bitter taste. It can also be used in skincare and face masks for acne and skin treatments.

 

 

his blog is not intended to provide diagnosis, treatment, or medical advice. Content provided on this blog is for informational purposes only. Please consult with a physician or other healthcare professional regarding any medical or health-related diagnosis or treatment options. Information on this blog should not be considered as a substitute for advice from a healthcare professional. The claims made about specific products throughout this blog are not approved to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Reference: Teixeira, Jéssika P., et al. "Future Therapeutic Perspectives into the Alzheimer’s Disease Targeting the Oxidative Stress Hypothesis." Molecules 24.23 (2019): 4410.

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