Turmeric benefits: buy turmeric capsules online

Turmeric is an ancient plant that has been used by people living in Asian countries for treating various diseases such as arthritis, gastritis, and infections. Turmeric contains several medicinal properties that have made it popular among the international community. Now, turmeric is not only popular among the naturopaths but is famous among allopathic physicians and drug manufacturers also. The reason for this popularity is the primary curcuminoid of this spice herb commonly known as curcumin. It has been scientifically tested and proven by scientists and doctors around the world that curcumin in turmeric can fight against several diseases found in human beings. Also, according to some recent research, the properties of curcumin have some striking effect on breast, skin, and colon cancer cells. Though all these claims are still in the research phase but the day is not far when curcumin pills or injections will start curing different types of cancers in human beings.

Therapeutic Benefits of Turmeric

Besides the treatment benefits of turmeric, the most important place for turmeric in Asian countries such as India is the kitchen. Turmeric is used in almost all the curries made here. You can find a Pearlpet jar full of turmeric powder in each and every house in India. Turmeric is the fundamental ingredient for making curry including other ingredients like coriander powder, chilly powder, raw ginger, mustard oil, fenugreek seeds, and other spices. According to a recent medical research, regular use of turmeric in India has saved Indian people from the deadly clutches of Alzheimer’s disease. Also, turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory with antimicrobial properties. Its topical use on skin is very popular among people from Asian countries, especially in rural areas. Turmeric powder mixed with mustard oil is still the best natural herbal remedy for cuts, scratches, lesions, or boils on the skin. Turmeric clears infection and mustard oil heals the affected area. Turmeric is also beneficial in healing biliary fever and jaundice. Turmeric belongs to the family of ginger and cardamom. The genus Curcuma includes over 70 species of rhizomatous herbs and the most commonly used are Curcuma xanthorrhiza and Curcuma longa. Regular use of turmeric capsules helps cure many types of diseases.

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Anti-Inflammatory Benefits of Turmeric

Many studies have demonstrated the ability of turmeric as an anti-inflammatory. Turmeric prevents inflammation and platelet aggregation. Curcuminoids in turmeric also increase the enzymatic activity involved in detoxification of free radicals generated by lipid peroxidation contributing to the anti-inflammatory activity thereby preventing tissue necrosis. Turmeric is one of the best anti-inflammatories found in nature. According to some international studies, the analgesic and anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric are comparable with many non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, as turmeric has the ability to relieve joint pain and decrease overall stiffness in the body. Turmeric also helps in treatment of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis by decreasing the degree of inflammation and increasing tissue repair of the damaged area.

Antimicrobial Benefits of Turmeric

Turmeric possesses antimicrobial activities against Gram positive bacteria and antifungal action against many types of fungi.

Hypolipidemic Benefits of Turmeric

Hypolipidemic benefits of turmeric include reduction of triglycerides, phospholipids, and bad cholesterol.

Antioxidant Benefits of Turmeric

Lipid peroxidation is a key process in the initiation and development of multiple diseases.

The antioxidant properties of turmeric reduce lipid peroxidation in the human body, thereby inhibiting diseases like Alzheimer's, etc. This is the main reason why there are very few cases of Alzheimer's in India as most people use turmeric powder in their daily diet.

Anti-Cancer Benefits of Turmeric

Turmeric has also been found beneficial in the treatment of cancer, tumors, and increased proliferative activity.

Skin Healing Benefits of Turmeric

The natural properties of turmeric that work against inflammation and granulation have made it an effective remedy for healing and tissue repair. Turmeric has been found effective in preventing skin cancer, inhibiting the oxidation effect of epidermal DNA and modulation of gene expression of protooncogenes induced by various carcinogens. Turmeric is also beneficial in treatment of skin psoriasis.

Immunomodulatory Benefits of Turmeric

From the immunomodulatory standpoint, curcumin can inhibit the production of interleukin-12 in macrophages. Also arabinogalactans, a very important constituent of turmeric, actually a dietary fiber helps in immune system modulation and identification and elimination of viral and bacterial organisms in the GI tract. Therefore, turmeric strengthens the health of the gastrointestinal tract with its prebiotic action.

Least but not last, turmeric, the magical herb, is a natural anti-inflammatory with anti-oxidant and anti-microbial action. Curcuminoid in turmeric cures various types of diseases mentioned above. This is the reason why this herb has many benefits for the mankind.

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dwachira 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

My dear wife lately introduced Turmeric into our diet, at first i had to ask what was all that yellow color in food about, but then i found myself liking it. This article has outlined its benefits and i think i will have it more often, thanks. Voted up, useful and shared.


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janiek13 4 years ago from Florida's Space Coast

very good to know, I would much rather use natural remedies than drugs with all their side effects. Thanks for sharing!


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Amethystraven 4 years ago from California

I love the flavor of turmeric. I put it in chili, guacamole, tacos, and any Asian dish I cook. It's good on a lot of foods. I love the health benefits from it too. Great hub. Thank you for sharing.


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soni2006 4 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Thanks a lot for your comments janie, Dwachira, and amethystraven. Turmeric is a wonderful herb and we are proud to use it on a daily basis. Kudos


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Medical Alarms 4 years ago

I take turmeric every day and about 20 minutes later I start sweating so you know it is doing something good. I much prefer the capsules to cooking with it.


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Night Magic 4 years ago from Canada

Thanks for the info. I had no idea turmeric was good for psoriasis or bad cholesterol. Voted useful and interesting


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soni2006 4 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

@Medical Alarms, Till now the only side effect with turmeric is development of lesions when taken in very very high dosages plus the sweating that you have mentioned. If you are experiencing a side effect, consult with your naturopath, and decrease your dosage of either raw turmeric, powder, or capsules whatever form you are taking. This will surely help.

@Night Magic, yes it is really good but always consult with your natural medicine doctor before embarking on a treatment.


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Lipnancy 4 years ago from Hamburg, New York

Have not tried Tumeric but I will. Great hub.


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ARSHAD MAJID 4 years ago

Great hub, very useful and informative. Thanks for sharing the information with us. I am voting it useful.


Tinah 3 years ago

I have rheumatoid and since I started using turmeric capsules 5 mths now. Excellent results overall. No stiffness, much less pain, .I take no pain killers or prescription medication


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soni2006 3 years ago from New Delhi, India Author

Very good Tinah. Congratulations.

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