Turmeric, also known as turmeric, belongs to the ginger family and originally comes from India. The substance curcumin is responsible for the intense color. While turmeric has been used as a remedy in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years, in Europe the tuber is primarily known as a spice.
For some years now, however, turmeric has also been intensively researched in the West. Curcumin, which is the main ingredient, has strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and has long since become a superstar in science.
Origin of the sun root
Turmeric is also called the sun root because of its intense yellow color and grows like a finger under the earth with its rhizome. Only a large, colorful flower and huge leaves look out of the ground. To grow, it prefers a tropical climate like in Southeast Asia and India. In traditional Chinese medicine, for example, turmeric is valued not only as a spice, but also for its healing properties. Newborn babies in India are painted with turmeric, also called “Indian saffron”, a yellow dot on their foreheads, which symbolically gives them a good start in life.
Effects of turmeric
Medical research, such as according to that Journal of medicinal chemistry, are fascinated by the medicinal root and pay particular attention to the secondary plant substance curcumin. Because this is considered a natural medicine and therapeutic supplement for common diseases such as rheumatism or diabetes.
Lose weight with turmeric
Turmeric can stimulate the metabolism and promote digestion. Both of these properties are great at supporting diets. Turmeric helps with weight loss, but also with pathological overweight and obesity.
Turmeric for inflammation
Many inflammations that develop in the body over time are usually barely noticed. If the body is healthy and has an intact immune system, inflammations usually heal again without being noticed. The human body is also known for its self-healing powers and is able to eliminate many inflammations directly. But there is also inflammation that does not heal as quickly and can worsen or become chronic. Here turmeric can take a positive and supportive position.
Turmeric for teeth and gums
The plant substance curcumin has an anti-inflammatory effect and promotes wound healing - even with problems with the gums.
But the plant can do a lot more. The East Asian medicinal tuber is also said to provide whiter teeth and combat the annoying plaque.
Turmeric in the gastrointestinal tract
Turmeric can be beneficial to human digestion as it boosts bile acid production. The extract binds to fat molecules in food and helps with their processing in the gastrointestinal tract. This makes meals more digestible and digestive problems can be alleviated. After a meal that is too fatty or too heavy, taking turmeric in powder or capsule form can help you feel more comfortable.
In a scientific Summary by Prof. Dr. Sigrun Chrubasik-Hausmann deals with many other mechanisms of action of turmeric.
Turmeric as a spice
With turmeric, you can conjure up excellent dishes that immerse you in an exotic world. The tuber tastes a little bit tart fresh, is mildly spicy when dried and just a little bitter. A quick and easy way to cook with turmeric is to add some turmeric to the rice to give the rice a special touch. Add vegetables and other spices to make a super delicious dish. Turmeric can also have a valuable place in soups or many other dishes.
Turmeric in the drink
Especially in the colder months of the year, warm drinks with a special taste are in demand. Turmeric can be used as a tea for colds and sore throats, but also works as a remedy for warmth from within. The “golden milk” in particular is very popular: The drink consists of fresh or dried turmeric and black pepper, as well as other health-promoting ingredients that are mixed with warm (plant-based) milk.
Beneva Black Turmeric Capsules
A simple solution to incorporate turmeric into everyday life are food supplement capsules, which can be used with a simple application.
1 Take the capsule daily (we recommend in the morning or in the evening) after a meal with sufficient liquid.
2 The recommended daily dose should not be exceeded. Food supplements are not a substitute for a balanced and varied diet or a healthy lifestyle. Not suitable for children and young people under 18 years of age. Do not use during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Keep out of reach of small children. Store dry, cool and protected from light.
45.3 % turmeric root extract 50: 1 (Curcuma longa, contains 95 % curcuminoids), urkuma root powder (Curcuma longa), coating agent: hydroxypropylmethylcellulose (vegetable capsule shell), filler: microcrystalline cellulose, black pepper extract, contains piper 25: 1Tpepper extract (95 piperin )
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