According to the Journal of the American Chemical Society, turmeric contains a wide range of antioxidant, antiviral,
antibacterial, antifungal, anticarcinogenic, antimutagenic and anti-inflammatory properties.
1.Turmeric -Prevents Cancer
Turmeric works incredibly well to help naturally treat cancer and is especially effective at treating breast cancer, colon cancer and skin cancer. 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 can help prevent prostate cancer, stop the growth of existing prostate cancer and even
destroy cancer cells. Multiple researchers have
found that the active components in turmeric makes it one of the best
protectors against radiation-induced tumours.
2. Controls Diabetes
Turmeric can be used in the treatment of diabetes by helping to moderate insulin levels. It also improves glucose
control and increases the effect of medications used to treat diabetes. For
lowering blood sugar and reversing insulin resistance there’s arguably no
better natural treatment than adding turmeric into your diet.
One of the most common complications of diabetes is damaged blood
vessels which cause blindness. A study found that supplementing with curcumin can delay this
horrible complication of diabetes because of its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
3.Reduces Cholesterol Level
Research has proven that simply using turmeric as a food seasoning can
reduce serum cholesterol levels. It is a known fact that high cholesterol can lead to other serious health problems. Maintaining a proper cholesterol
level can prevent many cardiovascular diseases.
Curcumin contains a substance known as lipopolysaccharide, which helps stimulate the body’s immune system.
Its antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal agents also help strengthen the
immune system. A strong immune system
lessens the chance of suffering from colds, flu and coughs. If you do get a
cold, a cough or the flu, you can feel better sooner by mixing one teaspoon ofturmeric powder in a glass of warm milk and drinking it once daily.
5.Turmeric for chronic cough
If cough problems are not treated for a long time, they become chronic. Chronic cough is a difficult situation for the patient as
there is no relief from the coughing, even a sound sleep is not possible in this case.
It can be useful in treating chronic cough too. It works as an effective anti-bacterial and anti-viral agent that fights viral infections, cough and cold.
6.Helps heals wounds
It is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent and can be used as an effective disinfectant. If you have a cut or burn, you
can sprinkle turmeric powder on the affected area to speed up the healing process. It also helps repair damaged skin and may be used to treat psoriasis and other inflammatory skin conditions.
It has so many healing properties that currently there have been 6,235 peer-reviewed articles published proving the benefits of turmeric and one of its renowned healing compounds curcumin.
The antiflammatory properties in turmeric are great for treating both
osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. In addition, turmeric’s antioxidant property destroys free radicals in the body that damage body cells. It has
been found that those suffering from rheumatoid arthritis who consume
turmeric on a regular basis experience much relief from
the moderate to mild joint pains as well as joint inflammation.