From heat boils, hair troubles to complicated serious conditions such as cancer, Turmeric- the golden spice in your kitchen can heal almost everything that comes its way.
Considered as one of the most powerful ayurvedic herbs since ancient times, Turmeric continues to gain popularity for its innumerable health benefits.
But did you know what makes Turmeric so powerful?
It's the presence of a potent compound called Curcumin. The magical ingredient that renders turmeric its powers of being anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-microbial properties. What's more, curcumin is a powerful antioxidant too which makes it the 'go to' herb for many health conditions.
Let's take a look at some of its health benefits in treating even the most complicated conditions:
Turmeric promotes hair growth and improves shine and texture
We all know that turmeric is wonderful for skin. Many of us have also tried it for various skin related benefits. But did you know Turmeric is just as great for hair too. It helps strengthen and heal our hair and reverse the majority of hair damage.
Turmeric can also be used in the treatment of various scalp conditions such as eczema and dermatitis that cause itching, hair thinning and inflammation of the scalp.
Being a powerful healing herb with anti- bacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, Turmeric aids in slowing and treating these scalp conditions.
Turmeric Prevents hair loss
Did you know TGF Beta 1( Transforming Growth Factor Beta 1) in hair results in the death of hair follicles and hair loss. Curcumin in turmeric is also capable of inhibiting the TGF Beta 1 activity thus preventing hair loss.
Try this Turmeric Hair Mask!
Take some turmeric powder and mix it with half a cup curd. Apply this mixture on your scalp and allow it to dry for at least 30 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water.
Turmeric treats acid reflux and gastroesophageal reflux disease
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is a chronic inflammatory condition of the esophagus that is caused by inflammation and oxidative stress. The active component in turmeric called curcumin has strong anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidants effects that helps in relieving and treating this condition.
Aids in prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's Disease.
Studies suggest that oxidative stress, free radicals, beta amyloid, cerebral deregulation caused by bio-metal toxicity and abnormal inflammatory reactions contribute to the key event in Alzheimer's disease.
Presence of curcumin as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent improves the cognitive functions in patients with Alzheimer's disease. It has also been found that effects of curcumin improve the overall memory.
Aids in treatment of Urinary Tract Infection
Bladder infections or Urinary Tract Infections occur when the bladder gets inflamed or irritated due to bacterial infection causing urinary incontinence. Turmeric's anti-inflammatory properties and antibacterial activity helps provide relief and treat bladder infections from occurring in the first place.
Turmeric helps get rid of Boils
In summers, heat boils are a common occurrence. It is a bacterial infection that forms on hair follicles and oil glands. While boils can form on almost every part of the body, it generally occurs on forehead, back and chest as painful red bumps.
Turmeric's potent antibacterial properties act on the boils and slow down their progress, naturally. Turmeric's antioxidants also help to purify blood and flush out toxins from the skin.
Note: To treat the boils, you can ingest turmeric powder thrice a day by boiling it in water or apply the turmeric paste on the affected area.
Turmeric helps in treatment of lung diseases
Turmeric is a potent antioxidant. Oxidants are molecules that cause damage to the body's cells. They are also known as free radicals. As an antioxidant, the curcumin in turmeric keeps the free radicals in check. In fact, turmeric helps in neutralizing free radicals which help in reducing the inflammation in the lungs.
Its anti-inflammatory properties are effective in pulmonary conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, acute respiratory disease distress syndrome and acute lung injury.
Moreover, turmeric helps build immunity and helps the body cleanse the respiratory tract. It helps fight infection and inflammatory qualities and is beneficial for all respiratory conditions such as sinusitis and even cold and flu.
Prevents the spread of cancer cells
Studies indicate that the curcumin present in turmeric interferes with the growth and development of cancer cells and prevents their spread at the minutest molecular level. Thereby, effectively reducing the risk of new cancerous growth.Adding turmeric to your daily diet is good for a healthy, active and long life. But not all Turmeric are absorbed well by the body.Turmeric should either be taken with a fat soluble diet or with pepper for curcumin to get absorbed in the body. Forest Raga's pure and potent Turmeric+ Supplement has the right proportion of pepper included to enable faster absorption. Know more.