(ORDO NEWS) — Turmeric is called the golden spice of life for a reason. This spice is one of the healthiest and most powerful superfoods in existence.
It contains a huge amount of minerals and vitamins, over three hundred different nutritional compounds and other beneficial substances.
The phytonutrients and curcuminoids contained in this spice proved to be 5-8 times more effective than vitamins E and C.
And this plant is very common in Ayurvedic teachings, as well as in other systems of alternative medicine.
Even in Chinese medicine, turmeric is used to combat a range of ailments.
It helps to get rid of skin problems, depression, diseases of the joints and liver, has a beneficial effect on the upper respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract and various organs.
Finally, turmeric helps keep the body’s immune system functioning properly.
According to a study published earlier in the Journal of Clinical Immunology, curcumin, which is rich in this spice, increases the rate of antibody response, which helps them more effectively fight pathogens of various ailments. In addition, curcumin easily suppresses inflammation.
“This may suggest that the beneficial effects of curcumin in asthma, allergies, atherosclerosis, alzheimer’s, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, and heart disease may, to some extent, be related to its pronounced ability to regulate the immune system,” the study authors say.
Another 2016 study found that turmeric can help keep joints and bones healthy.
First of all, this spice prevents the loss of minerals from bones, maintains their density, which significantly reduces the risk of osteoporosis.
In addition, turmeric will help heal damaged bones and prevent the growth of harmful cells that absorb old bone tissue.
Finally, the presence of potent anti-inflammatory compounds in turmeric make this spice a natural and completely safe alternative to painkillers.
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