Food Facts - Herbs



1.Improves Digestion:
Many key components in turmeric stimulate the gallbladder to produce bile, which then improves digestion and reduces symptoms of bloating and gas. It is best to consume turmeric in raw form when suffering from a digestive problem.

2.Immune Booster:
Turmeric contains a substance known as lipopolysaccharide, which helps stimulate the bodyís immune system. Its antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal agents also help strengthen the immune system. If you do get a cold, a cough or the flu, you can feel better sooner by mixing one teaspoon of turmeric powder in a glass of warm milk and drinking it once daily.

3.Heals Wounds:
Turmeric is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent and can be used as an effective disinfectant. Turmeric also helps repair damaged skin and may be used to treat psoriasis and other inflammatory skin conditions.

4.Weight Management:
Turmeric powder can be very helpful in maintaining an ideal body weight. A component present in turmeric helps increase the flow of bile, an important component in the breakdown of dietary fat. Those who wish to lose weight or treat obesity can benefit from having one teaspoon of turmeric powder with every meal.

5.Prevents Liver Diseases:
Turmeric is a kind of natural liver detoxifier. The liver detoxifies the blood through the production of enzymes and turmeric increases production of these vital enzymes. These vital enzymes break down and reduce toxins in the body.

6.Reduces Cholesterol Level:
Research has proven that simply using turmeric as a food seasoning can reduce serum cholesterol levels thus preventing many cardiovascular diseases.

7.Control Diabetes:
Turmeric can be used in the treatment of diabetes by helping to moderate insulin levels. It also improves glucose control and increases the effect of medications used to treat diabetes. Another significant benefit is turmericís effectiveness in helping reduce insulin resistance, which may prevent the onset of Type-2 diabetes. However, when combined with strong medications, turmeric can cause hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar). It is best to consult a healthcare professional before taking turmeric capsules.

8.Prevents Cancer:
Turmeric can help prevent prostate cancer, stop the growth of existing prostate cancer and even destroy cancer cells. Multiple researchers have found that the active components in turmeric make it one of the best protectors against radiation-induced tumours. It also has a preventive effect against tumour cells such as T-cell leukaemia, colon carcinomas and breast carcinomas.

9.Relieves Arthritis:
The anti-inflammatory properties in turmeric are great for treating both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. In addition, turmericís antioxidant property destroys free radicals in the body that damage body cells. It has been found that those who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis and consume turmeric on a regular basis experience much relief from moderate to mild joint pains as well as joint inflammation.