Health benefits of turmeric
Katherine R. Oyson (The Freeman) - December 18, 2017 - 4:00pm

In the midst of our recent BCBP (Brotherhood of Christian  Businessmen and Professionals) gathering, a member handed a pack of turmeric tea to one of the members.  The receiver said that she has been taking turmeric for sometime now, especially that she  has diabetes. She said that turmeric does wonder to her body, especially with her bowel movement. He is still taking turmeric along with her prescribed medication.

A security guard in the bank also divulged to me that his doctor advised him to drink turmeric tea so as to control his blood sugar. He has been drinking turmeric tea for years now, but he never stops taking his medication.

I asked my doctor whether turmeric tea does not have contraindication when one is taking medication for blood pressure. He said that so far there is no report on the harmful effects of turmeric, as long as this should not be used as substitute for medicine  and not taking in extreme.

According to DR. Axe of “https.// website,” Turmeric (Curcuma longa), the main spice in the Indian dish, is arguably the most powerful herb on the planet at fighting and potentially reversing disease.”

Axe cites the following health benefits of turmeric:

Antidepressants. Curcumin the main substance in turmeric may be used as an effective and safe therapy for treatment in patients with mild depression.

Arthritis management. Because curcumin is known for its powerful anti-inflammatory and pain-reducing characteristics, it has an amazing effects on people suffering from various types of arthritis.

Cancer treatment. A number of laboratory studies on cancer cells have shown that curcumin does have anticancer effects. It seems to be able to kill cancer cells and prevent more from growing. It has the best effects on breast cancer, bowel cancer, stomach cancer, and skin cancer cells.

Diabetes management. For lowering blood sugar and reversing insulin resistance, there’s arguably no better natural treatment than adding turmeric into your diet.

Obesity. A study published in the journal “Biofactors” showed that curcumin can help promote weight loss. The researchers found that the anti- inflammatory properties in curcumin were effective at suppressing the inflammatory process of obesity, therefore helping to reduce obesity and its “adverse health effects.”

Cholesterol regulators. One of the reasons heart disease is such a problem in the U.S. is that people are developing pre-diabetes (high blood sugar) at an alarming rate. A study done by “Drugs in R & D found that curcumin was equal, or more effective than diabetes medication at reducing oxidative stress and inflammation in the treatment of high  cholesterol.

Painkillers. One of the more widely accepted properties of curcumin in scientific communities is its ability to manage pain. Therapeutic use of turmeric and other curcumin-rich plants are displacing conventional medical treatments and proving it’s a legitimate natural pain killer.

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