Anti-inflammatory, digestive: 5 good reasons to consume turmeric

In powder, fresh, in juice or in the form of curcumin capsules, this plant has scientifically proven its effectiveness. And it would be wrong to deprive yourself of it.

Well known since antiquity for its many properties, turmeric is used as a spice and acts as a preservative, especially in Indian cuisine. Zoom on its many benefits.

1 / Turmeric relieves osteoarthritis

The anti-inflammatory properties of curcumin treat joint pain , arthritis and rheumatism . Research is underway for chronic arthritis and polyarthritis . Drinking 2 to 3 herbal teas per day reduces symptoms.

2 / It facilitates digestion

By increasing bile secretion, it protects the intestinal flora and the gastric mucosa and soothes dyspepsia, digestive disorders that cause stomach aches , nausea and feelings of overload. It also promotes the elimination of the famous Helicobacter Pilori bacteria, which cause many ulcers. The right dose: 30 drops of mother tincture in a glass of water before a meal.

3 / Turmeric lowers cholesterol

Its fluidifying action in the blood decreases the absorption of fat and also acts on the liver. Take 2 capsules before the main meals.

4 / It reduces flatulence

By acting on the gastric muscle, it limits aerophagia . To make the most of its effect, it is consumed as a decoction following this dosage: 1 teaspoon of powder for 30 cl. Boil 5 minutes and let infuse 10 minutes. Drink a cup after the meal.

5 / It has scientifically proven anti-cancer properties

As a prevention, tests indicate that curcumin inhibits the proliferation of cancer cells and that it promotes the production of enzymes that help the body to defend itself. On the treatment side, taken in addition to radiotherapy or chemotherapy , it could reduce the undesirable effects of anti-cancer treatments, in particular nausea. Talk to your doctor before.

Turmeric: what are the contraindications?

Consumption of turmeric is not recommended:

  • people undergoing blood thinning treatment,
  • during pregnancy and especially at the beginning because it can accentuate nausea,
  • in case of gallstones or digestive ulcer .

How to optimize the effects of turmeric?

Combine turmeric with black pepper to spice up your dishes. Piperine – the active ingredient in this spice – promotes the penetration of curcumin at the digestive level and therefore improves the effectiveness of turmeric. Sprinkle on the dish when hot, just before serving, to preserve its health benefits as much as possible.

 

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