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Turmeric : Health Benefits and Interesting Facts

Dating back to 4,000 years ago to the Vedic culture in India, Turmeric, this incredible multipurpose herb is today widely acclaimed for its wondrous medicinal properties. 

Turmeric’s use has varied greatly throughout the centuries, from playing a part in religious ceremonies, to its use as a powerful dye for food, clothing, even certain metals to give off that gold-like appearance. Today, we mostly know it as a spice in cooking. 

Turmeric’s Health Benefits

The importance of turmeric’s medicinal properties has come to light especially in the last 25 years of research and thousands of published papers in the sphere of modern medicine. It’s praised for its strong antioxidant, digestive, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and hypoallergenic properties. More specifically, curcumin as the active ingredient in turmeric and the one most responsible for its medicinal properties has great control over inflammation. This is a very important factor as inflammation is known to play a big part in the root cause of many diseases like Alzheimer’s, chronic pain, cancer, depression you name it! It is also a good source of vitamin C, magnesium, dietary fiber, vitamin B6, iron, potassium and manganese. Also popular in skincare, turmeric paste is applied to the skin to treat a number of skin conditions from chickenpox to blemishes, cuts and burns as it speeds up, soothes and helps the healing process. 

The list of this incredible spice’s health benefits is ever-growing, but the mere fact that our ancestors used it for thousands of years as natural medicine lets us realize that we just uncovered the tip of the iceberg of turmeric’s powers.  

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