What is turmeric?
Turmeric grow throughout South Asia, mainly India. It also grows in Central America.
Turmeric is a spice and major ingredient in curry powder as well as other popular dishes.
Turmeric was traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat pain, fatigue, and breathing problems.
Today, turmeric is used as a dietary supplement. Its main component, curcumin, may hold several benefits.
What is curcumin?
Turmeric contains medicinal compounds known as curcuminoids. The main and most important curcuminoid is curcumin.
Curcumin holds a host of potential benefits that can help you maintain optimal health.
Why do I need curcumin?
- Anti-inflammatory: Chronic inflammation contributes to many major diseases. We have anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen, but these drugs are not very safe at extremely high doses or with prolonged exposure. Curcumin is a natural anti-inflammatory compound shown to match the effectiveness of NSAIDs, without side effects.
- Antioxidant: Curcumin is a powerful antioxidant that protects your body from cellular damage.
- Anti-aging: Both inflammation and oxidative stress play a role in aging. Due to curcumin’s ability to fight these processes, curcumin can be used as an anti-aging supplement.
Where can I find turmeric?