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The Amazing Benefits of Turmeric

February 11, 2012

The Amazing Benefits of Turmeric

Turmeric has been used for over 2,500 years in India. The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin. The medicinal properties of this spice are constantly being discovered over the centuries. Turmeric has always been known for its anti-inflammatory properties, but more recently it is being recognizes as a natural wonder, helping with health conditions from cancer to Alzheimer's disease.

Some of the many benefits of turmeric are:
•natural antiseptic and antibacterial – helps heal cuts and burns, speeds wound healing
•shown to prevent prostate cancer, stop the growth of existing prostate cancer and promising studies on preventative/treating other cancers
•helps reduce the risk of childhood leukemia
•natural liver detoxifier
•may prevent/slowdown Alzheimer's disease
•potent natural anti-inflammatory that works as well as many anti-inflammatory drugs but without the side effects
•helps slow the progression of multiple sclerosis in mice
•may aid in fat metabolism and help in weight management
•used in Chinese medicine as a treatment for depression
•natural treatment for arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis pain
•helps psoriasis and other inflammatory skin conditions
Turmeric can be taken in powder (it is the yellow colour of curry) or pill form. It is available in pill form 250-450mg capsules.

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