In the middle of the day, while you’re casually watching TV or browsing the Internet, you’re suddenly hit by what feels like a thousand knives stabbing your joints.
Even worse, you get up to look for some medicine in the other room, and you completely forget why you’ve entered the room in the first place.
The thought frightens you, but you still ask yourself,”Am I really that old?”
Why do you experience this sudden pain, and when did you start forgetting things with such ease?
Maybe your thoughts are right. Maybe you are getting old and you should simply accept the situation as it is.
Except...that you’re not. Because you’re not even 50, and you should not have to deal with such health issues so soon. At least, not very often.
Right now, the problem isn’t your age; it’s the artificial ingredients that go into your body every day.
How People Really Cope with Health Problems
When we feel sick, the pain causes us so much discomfort that we immediately run to the medicine cabinet to get some relief. In other words, we use artificial medication at the slightest sign of pain.
Don’t get me wrong.
Medicine does cure lots of diseases and should be taken according to the doctor’s recommendation. But take too much of that, and your internal organs will suffer. Paradoxically, you will then take medicine to cure the organs who were damaged by other medicine in the first place.
According to Peter Gøtzsche, professor of research design and analysis at the University of Copenhagen, prescription drugs are the third most common cause of death after heart disease and cancer.
It may sound ridiculous and exaggerated, but it’s true. So now you may be wondering:
Do I just stop taking medicine when I’m ill?
The answer is no. You should not stop taking medicine when you are ill. But there is one solution that may help you to reduce the need to take it so frequently, which means less pain for you and no more loss of memory.
The product is 100% natural, and you probably have it at home right now in one of your kitchen cupboards.
How to Reduce the Need for Artificial Medicine
Ever heard of Turmeric Curcumin?
It is said to be the most powerful herb on the planet at preventing and combating disease, as over 6000 scientific studies have proven.
In fact, it is so effective that, if we compare it to conventional medicine, we’ll find that its properties are identical with those of many pharmaceutical drugs. In some cases, it has been proven that its benefits are even more advantageous than those of certain prescription drugs.
Due to the numerous benefits that Turmeric provides, most experts now advise us to eat one teaspoon of Turmeric powder every day for maximum efficiency.
But this system of measurement may not be very precise, they believed. So they created Turmeric capsules that resemble the pharmaceutical medications.
The capsules are not only easier to digest but they also contain the exact quantity of Turmeric Curcumin that your body needs. Plus, they are free of genetically modified organisms, gluten, and any kind of artificial additives, preservatives, fillers or binders.
35 Proven Benefits of Turmeric Curcumin for Natural Health
One capsule of Turmeric twice a day can have a massive positive impact on your health. The main benefit of this herb is that it prevents the diseases from attacking your organism. Because of this, you won’t need to use artificial medicines so often, and your health will be more stable and resistant to viruses.
But this is not all Turmeric can do. In fact, we’ve done some research and came up with 35 important benefits of this amazing herb. So here’s why you should include Turmeric in your diet right now:
- It is a natural pain killer
For the long term, study shows how curcumin works even better than morphine in relieving the pain, while naloxone doesn’t even affect the late phase of pain.have many cruel side effects. Turmeric, however, is a natural analgesic which consists of 90% curcumin, the main factor that makes this herb so beneficial for our health. This
- It is a liver detoxifier
Turmeric can not only remove cholesterol from the liver, which prevents the fatty liver disease, but can also rush the elimination of toxins from the liver and even support the liver in coping with the excess of alcohol. One way to use Turmeric for this organ is to drink Turmeric tea.
- It has anti-inflammatory effects
This study shows that Turmeric has long been used as an anti-inflammatory agent to ease the pain and to enhance wound healing. Although curcumin was thought to be the only factor in Turmeric that had anti-inflammatory properties, now it has been discovered that even the other components of Turmeric (e.g. tumerone, elemene, tumerin etc) display the same activity.
- It prevents the development of Alzheimer’s disease
Turmeric is also believed to be a powerful antioxidant that can reduce the amount of amyloid pathology and oxidative damage, which are some of the factors that cause Alzheimer’s. Many studies, such as this one, have proven that turmeric supplements that contain polyphenolic agents may be able to delay or reduce the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.
- It prevents cancer
One of the studies regarding turmeric showed how curcumin stopped the precancerous changes for 25 different patients. At the same time, Cancer Research UK states that people who consume between 100 and 200 mg of curcumin each day have very low chances of developing any types of cancer at all.
- It prevents Sclerosis
Surveys show that more than 400,000 Americans suffer from multiple sclerosis, the autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system and the spinal cord. The National Institutes of Medicine found that the elements in the structure of this herb offer neuroprotective benefits. The same thing was proved in this study by Doctor Chandramohan Natarajan of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.
- It supports the vision
There have been many studies regarding the eye diseases, but it turned out that only one of such disease can be prevented with the help of turmeric, which is known as Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP). The symptoms are vision loss, which in many cases can lead to blindness. Consuming turmeric daily can slow down the development of RP or may be able to treat it completely.
- It manages your weight
Studies involving rats have shown that turmeric may be able to reduce and control the weight gain. For example, this study at Tufts University discovered that the herb can stop the growth of fat tissues in mice. While turmeric cannot do the work alone when it comes to losing weight, it is a competent supplement that may help tremendously with this issue.
- It treats depression
Turmeric alone increases serotonin and dopamine levels in the body, two neurotransmitters that play vital roles in movement and sleep, appetite and mood regulation. Although curcumin works better against depression than many pharmaceutical drugs, such as fluoxetine, it works even better when taken with effective antidepressants. Plus, it can be used alone for the long term to prevent depression in the future.
- It reduces side effects of chemotherapy
A study showed that curcumin may be able to offer cytoprotection against the terrible side-effects of the chemotherapeutic drug known as Cisplatin by preventing the imminent death of the normal cells with the help of the antioxidants it contains. Turmeric works well against the side-effects of many other chemotherapeutical drugs, such as 5-fluorouracil, by reversing the damage to the intestinal mucosal structure that this drug can cause.
- It maintains the skin flora
Whether it’s about wounds, stretch marks, wrinkles or, worse, cancer, turmeric can prevent and combat skin damage. A natural mask with curcumin can treat acne, scars, and many other skin conditions without any side effects due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
- It strengthens the immune system
A study conducted at Michigan University found that Turmeric can improve cell health, making them more resistant to viruses. Apart from that, the study also discovered that curcumin does, indeed, strengthen the immune system as a whole.
- Improves the circulatory system
Not too long ago, the researchers discovered that a daily diet containing curcumin supplements has the same benefits on the human body as exercise activity. The study was conducted on women: some of them were asked to exercise, while the others were given turmeric supplements. The researchers discovered that, by taking the supplements every day, the blood circulation will improve, leading to optimal cardiovascular health.
- Supports the absorption of vitamins and minerals
Author Britt Brandon writes in his book, "Turmeric for Health” that this herb aids the cell’s absorption of nutrients. But turmeric also contains a series of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, B, C, E, K, calcium, iron, magnesium etc.
- It combats respiratory infections
Turmeric can be used for the long term to prevent or combat respiratory infections, such as bronchitis and asthma. In case of the former disease, the anti-inflammatory properties of curcumin can soothe the inflammation of the lungs, the same way pharmaceutical drugs (phenylbutazone and hydrocortisone) do.
- It diminishes the risk of Parkinson’s disease
Animal studies show that turmeric prevents the reduction of essential brain chemicals, such as dopamine and acetylcholine, and maintains the optimal level of these substances that are necessary to the brain. On the same note, curcumin eliminates the risk of learning and memory deficits caused by the excessive increase of the homocysteine levels. Further studies show that turmeric protects the brain mitochondria, which is relevant to the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.
- It controls the cholesterol level
Most of the studies regarding the effects of curcumin on cholesterol involve animals and have been successful so far. When it comes to humans, there have only been a few tests conducted, but they showed really satisfactory results. For example, a study published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry shows that curcumin accelerates the elimination of LDL cholesterol.
- It moderates insulin levels
People who suffer from diabetes can use turmeric to boost the effect of the pharmaceutical drugs they use as a main treatment for this disease. It can also be used for the long term to eliminate any risk of becoming diabetic. The herb improves the glucose control and helps to reduce the insulin resistance to prevent the Type-2 diabetes.
- It eases indigestion
The curcumin and the oils in the chemical structure of this herb can alleviate the symptoms of indigestion very easily. It is recommended to use boiled raw turmeric in combination with garlic and a teaspoon of ghee to relieve the pain. Turmeric contains various natural elements, such as 1,8-cineole, eugenol, borneol, which stimulate the secretion of digestive fluids and eliminates the cramps caused by indigestion.
- It treats gas and constipation
Apart from treating indigestion, turmeric can also deal with constipation, diarrhea and gas. In a pilot study published in 2004, it was discovered that a standardized extract of turmeric can reduce the symptoms of these issues by 50 percent or more. It can also reduce inflammation due to its anti-inflammatory properties and eliminate the abnormal muscle contractions in the bowel.
- It purifies the blood
A study at Ayurveda College shows that turmeric can be used to purify and move the blood. The process involves removing the stagnant blood, while stimulating the formation of new blood tissues. The herb is also known to make the blood thinner, which is why it’s not recommended along with other medicinal drugs that have the same effect.
- It supports healthy bones
The natural components of turmeric can prevent the bones from developing certain illnesses, such as cancer, arthritis and osteoporosis. Moreover, it can strengthen the bones to reduce the risk of fractures. In case of a fracture, though, consuming turmeric may help to speed the healing process of the broken bone.
- It kills the herpes virus
Due to its antibacterial properties, turmeric has been proven to inhibit the replication of the herpes virus. Not only that, but it can also reduce inflammation that comes with the virus. On the same note, turmeric can even heal the blisters that remain after the herpes has disappeared because it is a natural antioxidant.
- It keeps the reproductive system healthy
For females, researchers have found that the herb acts like the estrogen hormone. In other words, curcumin can replace the sex hormones in a woman’s reproductive system. This phenomenon may be the reason for which women’s reproductive disorders, such as endometriosis and cancer are diminished or eliminated. Plus, turmeric has a spermicidal effect when it is administrated intravaginally, so it can be use as a contraceptive method too.
For males, turmeric can also prevent cancer by destroying testicular cancer cells. At the same time, it can help to heal erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence, which affects millions of males. Turmeric can even fight Gonorrhea and male infertility.
- It prevents and combats HIV
Due to its antiviral properties, turmeric may be able to dismiss even more dangerous threats, such as the HIV virus, which is also known as AIDS. A review at BioMed Research International mentions the exact components of turmeric which are capable of dealing with the HIV infection.
- It fights against hepatitis
Researchers found that turmeric supplements are an inexpensive alternative towards protecting the liver cells from being affected by Hepatitis C. Turmeric may be able to stop the hepatitis B virus from attacking the liver. Apart from these two types of hepatitis, there are not enough studies to determine whether other types can be treated with turmeric.
- It improves the quality of sleep
A study discovered that turmeric could prevent sleep deprivation at mice that hadn’t slept for 72 hours. The scientists provided them with a 5-day treatment based on curcumin that prevented impairment in locomotor activity, anxiety symptoms, and oxidative damage. One of the most effective beverages for better sleep is based on coconut and turmeric. Simply mix two cups of coconut milk with one teaspoon of turmeric, a little bit of black pepper, one piece of sliced ginger and some raw honey to sweeten the drink.
- It combats cold and flu
Scientists have stated that curcumin was able to reduce the viral replication of the influenza virus by 90% since turmeric is a natural anti-fungal and antiviral herb. Thus, it successfully prevented the virus from spreading to the other cells. To fight flu and colds, a cup of warm milk combined with some turmeric powder is all you need.
- It supports the health of your glands
Turmeric can keep the endocrine system healthy. One of the studies that proved it was conducted on rats, which suffered from hypothyroidism. The condition causes an excessive increase in weight and lowers the thyroid hormones levels. The subjects were treated with three types of antioxidants: vitamin C, vitamin E, and turmeric extracts. However, only the turmeric extract managed to reduce the weight of the rats and to bring the levels of hormones back to the optimal amount.
- It relieves allergies
When mixed with other powerful herbs, such as licorice root and Boswellia, turmeric can soothe and eliminate the symptoms of certain allergies. There are many combinations that can support this. For instance, you can mix turmeric powder with boiled milk and honey or you can make yourself a cup of raw turmeric tea. Lemonade with honey, turmeric, and lemon juice is also effective, as well as water with pure organic turmeric powder.
- It soothes sore throats
Due to its high concentration of curcuminoids and essential oils, turmeric is well known for its healing properties, which can easily bring down a sore throat. What it does is to eliminate the inflammation and to soothe the uncomfortable symptoms, such as burning, itching, pain, and swelling. To do this, you can try a gargle with turmeric and warm water or you can simply drink a hot turmeric tea.
- It reduces the risk of heart attack and strokes
There are lots of studies which can confirm the incredible benefits turmeric has for the heart. Not only can it reduce the cholesterol oxidation, but it can also prevent clot formation and reduce the pro-inflammatory response. In other words, turmeric keeps the heart healthy and eliminates any risk of heart attacks and strokes, which are usually caused by high cholesterol levels. Turmeric can reduce the adhesive properties of blood platelets, which means that clots will no longer represent a threat to you.
- It combats yeast infection or Candida
A study published in the February 2009 issue of the “Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy shows how the curcumin in turmeric has the ability to lower the resistance of the yeast virus, which allows the proper medication to fight it better.
- It stops the bleeding in wounds
Turmeric can even be used as a first aid when it comes to small bleeding wounds due to its antibiotic and healing properties. After cleaning the wound with water, all you need to do is to apply turmeric powder over it, which will stop the bleeding and rush the healing process.
- It reduces cramps during the menstrual cycle
Women can use turmeric to relieve the pain in the abdomen during their periods since the herb even has antispasmodic properties. On the same note, it can help with normalizing the menstruation cycle.
Taking pill after pill may be necessary when your body is a victim to the malicious viruses out there. But you can be a little bit sneaky and prevent those bacteria from attacking you in the first place. As a result, you would minimize the need for artificial medicine, which would benefit your health even more.
By making sure your daily diet contains one tablespoon of turmeric powder or two capsules of turmeric.
We’ve shown you 35 ways this powerful herb can impact your health. Now all you need to do is to take action to make sure your body is functioning at its maximum potential.Let us know in the comments section below how turmeric has helped you to overcome or prevent illness!
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