The amazing medicinal properties and beneficial components of turmeric have made it one of the most thoroughly researched plants nowadays, being the subject of more than 5600 peer-reviewed and published biomedical studies.
"Derived from the Persian word for "saffron," turmeric has been on the proverbial "top 10 superfoods" list in Chinese medicine for millennia and just as long in the Indian Ayurvedic healing tradition. Turmeric with milk has long been a popular beverage in those regions, so rather than being a new thing, it's simply being revisited. "
"In terms of the nutritional profile for daily recommended values (DRV), turmeric provides 26 percent of what's needed in manganese and 16 percent in iron, along with excellent amounts of fiber, vitamin B6, potassium, vitamin C and magnesium. All of them provide benefits for better health.
Scientists believe inflammation is involved in nearly every chronic disease, including obesity, and metabolic syndrome, heart disease and accompanying atherosclerosis (hardening and narrowing of the arteries), degenerative disorders and Alzheimer's.
One component in turmeric, curcumin, has been proven so effective as an anti-inflammatory that it's compared to prescription medications, without the toxic side effects such as ulcer formation, internal bleeding, and a lowered white blood cell count. Perhaps most importantly, curcumin battles inflammation at the molecular level, as it does other disorders."
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