Turmeric is also known as the golden spice due to its rich yellow color obtained from the rhizome of the Curcuma longa plant and due to various other properties. Turmeric is a classification of plants from the ginger family that appeared more in South Asia and popular throughout the Indian subcontinent and also in tropical countries of Southeast Asia. Even modern medicines have used turmeric in the treatment of various diseases. Turmeric in traditional medicine has assisted humankind for thousands of years because they are quite safe and effective. In this blog, Dr. Jasna’s Ayurveda Clinic gives advantages of Turmeric & Curcumin in Ayurveda.
Curcumin, one of the main active compounds in turmeric, has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Studies have already proved that curcumin acts equally or even more effectively than some anti-inflammatory drugs in the present market. The main highlight of using curcumin content is its zero side effects. Consuming Turmeric can increase blood flow thus it may help protect against heart disease. In the present society, certain pharmaceutical drugs are used but Turmeric can do this job even better. The other advantage is that it can reduce depression up to an extent. Disorders like Alzheimer’s is formed because of low brain-derived neurotrophic factor shortly called as BDNF. Compounds in turmeric help to increase levels of BDNF. Turmeric helps indigestion. Raw turmeric is consumed when there are digestive problems and up to an extent it also reduces bloating and gas trouble problems in our body. The anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties in turmeric support the healing property of our body. Our ancestors use turmeric powder in the affected area, in a burned area, etc because of the healing property. We can notice that before cooking vegetables, meat, etc are mixed with turmeric powder. The reason behind it can destroy unwanted components, clear chemicals in food items that can affect our body. Consumption of turmeric can create vital enzymes that can detoxify our blood in the liver thus reducing the toxins in the liver providing humankind a healthy liver. Make use of these advantages of Turmeric & Curcumin in Ayurveda and stay healthy.