It can be freely said that turmeric is the queen of all spices, and it is important to know that it originates from Asia, while in Indonesia and India it has been used for thousands of years. Due to its exceptional healing effects, the Indians experience turmeric as the sacred food, thus its name “turmeric – the miracle of nature”. In their records, they state that it has the energy of the Divine Mother Mahalakshmi, protecting them from evil and bringing them happiness and success. Marco Polo described in his diary that this is an incredible spice that has all the characteristics of real saffron, and is not really saffron. Turmeric is also really important in Ayurvedic medicine, and in Europe, it has become highly popular and used from the beginning of the 20th century. Throughout the history, it has traditionally been used to improve digestion, fight infections, colds, bronchitis, asthma, and wounds, due to its active ingredient curcumin, which has a strong antiseptic and antibacterial effect, while in Ayurvedic medicine it has been used to strengthen and warm the body. In general, the most common way to use turmeric is definitely for teeth, as it is highly recommended to use it instead of regular toothpaste, due to its benefits. If you ask your Whitby dentist, you will certainly have this information confirmed. But, let us see what are some other turmeric benefits.
- Turmeric has a strong antibacterial effect
This means that turmeric helps with cuts and burns, heals wounds, and can be used orally, or it can be spread on the wound.
- It is very beneficial for the oral cavity
Its anti-inflammatory effect reduces gum inflammation, removes unpleasant breath, prevents bacterial growth, and helps with other diseases of the oral cavity
- Turmeric is good for your bones
Turmeric contains phytosterol curcumin, which has a strong anti-inflammatory effect and is particularly recommended for chronic bone and rheumatoid arthritis disorders. Recent studies in collaboration with patients have shown that turmeric reduces morning stiffness and swelling of the joints.
- It protects your liver
Turmeric has a hepatoprotective property thanks to the active ingredient coumarin that helps stop liver damage, prevents cirrhosis, and other severe liver damage, and its antioxidant effect helps in detoxification and protection of the liver.
- It is good for the regeneration of the intestinal flora
Turmeric naturally stimulates the regeneration of the intestinal flora and is one of the strongest natural antibiotics that does not destroy flora and good bacteria in the intestines but encourages the development of good bacteria. It reduces inflammation and gases, improves absorption in the intestines, and it has a detoxifying effect on the gut.
- Turmeric is good for your heart
It protects the heart and blood vessels from plaque accumulation, helps control bad cholesterol, and also has antioxidative and cardioprotective effects, helping regulate bad cholesterol or LDL cholesterol.
- It’s good for your skin
Turmeric may be very helpful for skin problems of eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis; it can be consumed orally, but also in some other products that you put on your skin.