Health Benefits of Turmeric Against Inflammation
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Health Benefits of Turmeric Against Inflammation

Turmeric is a wonderful herb for health and a natural healer. It provides many important health benefits for its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Curcumin is a natural compound found in turmeric is famous for anti-inflammatory benefits. It can save us from major diseases which are caused by inflammation. Know more about health benefits of turmeric against inflammation.

Turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory health benefits. Scientifically turmeric plant is called Curcuma longa and turmeric derives from the roots of Curcuma longa plants. Turmeric has many culinary uses and as well as medicinal uses. In traditional Indian and Chinese medicine, turmeric has a strong position especially for its anti-inflammatory benefits. Turmeric has been widely used in number of Ayurvedic medicines. This herb was first cultivated more than five thousand years ago and native to the Southern parts of India. Off late, the discovery of Curcumin in turmeric increases the health value of turmeric. Curcumin is a natural active compound that helps to prevent and cure many diseases such as Crohn's disease, Alzheimer's disease, Dementia, Ulcerative Colitis and cancers.

Turmeric contains high amounts of iron and manganese. Also, it’s a good source of dietary fiber, potassium and Vitamin B6. The natural compound Curcumin in turmeric provides anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-carcinogenic and anti-biotic health benefits.

Health Benefits of Turmeric against Inflammation


The natural phenol Curcumin is responsible for the yellow color of the turmeric. It’s a wonderful anti-inflammatory agent that can give protection from many inflammatory diseases and conditions. Curcumin is very much safe and doesn’t have any significant amounts of toxic effects.

Turmeric provides relief from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties of Curcumin are very effective in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. This chronic immune disorder has two major parts - ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease (CD). Curcumin plays important roles in the treatment of these diseases.

Anti-oxidant properties of turmeric neutralize free radicals and protect cell membranes.  The combination of anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties is very helpful in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Curcumin helps to improve morning stiffness and joint swelling.

Anti-inflammatory health benefits of turmeric can be helpful in the prevention of Alzheimer's disease.  Curcumin’s anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties inhibit the insoluble plaques formation in brain and protect brain cells.

According to the studies, turmeric has the ability to reduce the chances of developing colon cancer. Anti-inflammatory effects of turmeric can be very effective in the treatment and prevention of the cancer in the lower intestine.

Because of the anti-inflammatory activities turmeric provides health benefits regarding skin cuts, wounds and infections. In addition, turmeric can reduce the inflammation associated with asthma.

  Health benefits of turmeric against inflammation are mainly depends on Curcumin. But other nutrients of turmeric provide different health benefits as well. Turmeric herb is very good for the heart and provides crucial cardiovascular health benefits.

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Very useful information! Voted up1

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Thank you for your great health info.

Great article and information, we only need to look in our pantry for a host of natural remedies to aid in maintaining good health...voted

I had no idea it was linked to so many health benefits especially helping to prevent Alzheimers. wow