Turmeric is known to be an integral part of Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha medicine in Asian countries of the world. It’s most popularly used in Indian dishes for giving relishing taste to all the foodstuffs. It has anti-inflammatory properties with a number of health benefits such as weight loss, healing of the wound, and curing of arthritis.

What additional turmeric can serve is reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack and heart stroke, claims the recent study conducted by Dr. Ronald Cotterel, at Sutter Medical Group. The research also exposed additional benefits of curcumin compound found in turmeric.

Benefits of curcumin:

  • Curcumin has anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, anti-microbial, and antioxidant properties that help in blood clotting. It can act as a substitute for aspirin.
  • A mixture of turmeric in milk can give you calm sleep.
  • It helps in recovering the injuries faster.
  • Helps in treating of bone or joint disorders such as arthritis, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis at the faster rate.
  • It also helps in fighting against skin infections and skin disorders. Hence, it finds its application in a number of beauty creams.

“Clinical trials reveal that consuming 4 grams of turmeric continuously for 4 days before surgery and 5 days’ post-surgery can reduce the risk of myocardial infarction and chances of by-pass surgery by 56 percent as compared to placebo”, discloses Natural Medicines Database.

Since curcumin compound found in turmeric has antioxidant properties, it can help in the oxidation of vital body parts thus dropping the chances of deadly cancer. Additionally, consuming 1.4 grams of turmeric on daily basis can help to thwart low-density lipoprotein (LDL), total cholesterol, triglyceride and very low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) cholesterol in individuals.

“Along with turmeric, consuming proper, nourishing diet, and regular exercise is equally important to prevent cholesterol level, heart attacks, heart strokes and manage stress”, concludes Dr. Cotterel.