Turmeric is used for arthritis, heartburn (dyspepsia), joint pain, stomach pain, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, bypass surgery, hemorrhage, diarrhea, intestinal gas, stomach bloating, loss of appetite, jaundice, liver problems, Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection, stomach ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gallbladder disorders, high cholesterol, a skin condition called lichen planus, skin inflammation from radiation treatment, and fatigue.
Curcumin is the most active ingredient in turmeric, a plant related to ginger. A few years ago, I learned that some of our most devastating chronic health conditions, including arthritis and Alzheimer’s, are far less common in India and Asia
Curcumin and Cancer
Research shows curcumin is powerful and versatile when it comes to health (and cancer, in particular). Very promising research results are verified and updated continually, so expect to hear more about curcumin and cancer in the near future.
Curcumin and Joint Pain
Cancer is not the only health issue that may benefit from curcumin. If you suffer from painful joints, whether caused by osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, curcumin could help.
Curcumin and Diabetes
Individuals with diabetes, prediabetes, or metabolic syndrome (Syndrome X) may benefit from taking curcumin, too.
Curcumin and Heart Health
As I mentioned earlier, curcumin can manage inflammation. That’s important to anyone interested in maintaining a healthy heart because inflammation is a key factor in heart disease and a long list of other ailments.
Blood lipids (fats)
Curcumin can reduce triglycerides and cholesterol, further benefiting the heart and circulatory system.
I would love to be able to say that curcumin can have a positive effect on this dreaded, memory-robbing condition, and maybe in a few years that will be true.
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