Turmeric is Anti-inflammatory
Turmeric's active curcuminoids have been found in studies to possess considerable anti-inflammatory activity, in part due to their ability to inhibit the synthesis of inflammatory prostaglandins. In fact, when compared to corticosteroids, turmeric extract displays an equal anti-inflammatory capability in acute inflammation and is approximately 50% as potent as corticosteroids in chronic inflammation.
Turmeric is Anti-microbial
Current scientific research shows that turmeric powerfully inhibits pathogenic bacteria, viruses and fungi (including candida albicans, candida kruseii, and candida parasilosis).
Turmeric is a Liver Tonic
Traditionally, turmeric was used to support liver function and to treat jaundice in both Ayurvedic and Chinese herbal medicine. Turmeric enhances glutathione content and glutathione-S-transferase activity in the liver. These substances are key protectors against the damaging effects of toxins and free radicals.
Turmeric is Cell Protective
Curcuminoids exhibit various cell-protective actions including prevention of free radical damage and initiating the destruction and inhibiting the replication of damaged cells. In fact, studies have highlighted the ability of curcuminoids to inhibit chemically-induced cell damage by an average of 75%.
Turmeric is a Digestive Tonic
Turmeric has also been used since ancient times for digestive problems such as gastritis and hyperacidity, a practice that is backed up by reports that it helps to increase mucous production and protects the stomach lining. Curcuminoids also increase bile flow into the intestines, thus improving the breakdown of dietary fat.
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