Turmeric is a common spice in SouthEast Asia and has been used for centuries. These days people from other parts of the world have started using it. Here are some amazing facts that you may wanna know about turmeric.
Turmeric contains powerful bioactive compounds which awesome medicinal properties. Despite being used in India, scientists only now have started learning its medicinal uses.
Curcumin is the most important compound in turmeric. It is high in antioxidants and and has powerful antiinflammatory properties.
Curcumin not being in enough quantities in turmeric, most health personnels recommend using its extract exceeding a gram per day.
For maximum absorption, you might wanna swallow few peppercorns with it.
CURCUMIN IMPROVES BRAIN FUNCTION
Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) is growth hormone that functions in the brain to multiply neurons and even make synapses between them.
Its reduced levels may cause depression and Alzheimer’s diseases.
Luckily, Curcumin boosts the production of BDNF.
It may even help improve memory and make someone smarter.
The antioxidant amount of turmeric has been know to reduce aging by delaying the formation of wrinkles and enhancing collagen roduction.
REPAIRS BLOOD VESSELS
The antinflammatory and antioxidant properties of turmeric makes it a very suitable candidate for fighting inflammation and repairing blood vessels.
Turmeric has long been given to people who have sustained an injury, as it helps healing External and internal bruises.
People suffering from Hypothermia also have been benefited by this simple looking spice.
FUNCTION OF CURCUMIN IN ARTHRITIS
As the anti- inflammatory properties have been well known, Curcumin extracts have long been proving more beneficial than inflammation reducing drugs. Alot of studies have been done searching its effects in arhtritis and have known improvements in various symptoms of it.