TURMERIC: Overview, Uses, Health Benefits of Pahari Turmeric
Turmeric cultivated in the Himalayan region is perhaps the most potent nutritional supplement in existence on the planet.
Look at your kitchen and you will realize that it is your favorite turmeric which is responsible for giving yellow color to any curry.
Turmeric is one spice that has been revered by Indians for thousands of years both as a spice and also as a medicinal herb. Not only that Turmeric also commands respect as it is used in many auspicious ceremonies in our culture.
In the recent past, even western science has acknowledged that it contains compounds with medicinal properties as per sources.
Curcuminoids are the compound and Curcumin is the most important element out of this.
Curcumin is the most active ingredient in turmeric which also has a powerful anti-inflammatory effect and is a very strong antioxidant. This makes it extremely beneficial for our health and wellbeing.
However, a minuscule percentage(around 3% by weight) is the Curcumin content in your turmeric.
In fact, a small dose of pepper along with turmeric helps in the enhancement of curcumin in our system.
Curcumin also acts as a Natural Anti-Inflammatory Compound
If we probe further, inflammation is very important as it helps our body in fighting foreign invaders and repair body tissues otherwise harmful bacteria will invade, take over, and will result in poor health and finally death.
But the body needs a balance in inflammation as it is beneficial in short term but can be harmful in the long term as it can turn chronic and turn against the body.
Modern science today believes that this chronic, low-level inflammation has become a primary source of ailments all around us.
This results in ailments like heart disease, cancer, metabolic syndrome, Alzheimer's, and many other degenerative diseases as per sources. This is where curcumin or turmeric becomes very important in the prevention and even treatment of such ailments.
The Antioxidant Capacity of our body is also increased with regular usage of turmeric and it prevents aging and many other diseases.
This interesting compound, curcumin also boosts the activity of your body’s own antioxidant enzymes thus creating an inbuilt safety mechanism.
Curcumin Should Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease
Heart disease is a primary cause of fatalities today across the globe and as per sources, Turmeric (curcumin) can help us in taking care of heart functions also.
Curcumin develops a form of lining on your blood vessels thus preventing heart ailments.
It is to be believed by healers today that Turmeric can not only help prevent and even treat cancer.
Cancer has become so rampant these days due to chemicals in our food and other lifestyle issues and it results in uncontrolled bad cell growth.
Maybe mainstream medicine practitioners will start using curcumin along with regular cancer treatment sooner than later.
Another area where curcumin (turmeric) has shown wonderful results is in preventing and treating Alzheimer’s disease which is one of the most prevalent neurodegenerative ailments and the main cause of memory loss or dementia.
Unfortunately, modern medicine is still unable to find an effective treatment for Alzheimer’s yet. All the more reasons, prevention is the best sure here.
Arthritis and other joint pains are also becoming a very common issue these days not only in aged people but even youngsters, turmeric once again brings relief for such people.
Similarly, a lot of people have benefited from the medicinal qualities of turmeric for health conditions like depression.
All of us want to remain younger and fitter till our advanced age and here turmeric can play a vital role once again as it may help in delaying aging and other chronic issues. Needless to say, turmeric is fast becoming popular as an anti-aging food supplement.
Turmeric grown in the Mukteshwar Himalayas of the Uttarakhand region is aged in the soil for about 3 years and that further enhances the potency of curcumin qualities and Nirvana Organic brings this magic spice direct to your doorstep for the overall well-being of you and your loved ones.