This medicinal root contains anti-inflammatory, anti-tumour and anti-oxidant properties. Unlike many anti-inflammatory drugs available, it helps to naturally reduce inflammation without affecting the liver or kidneys.
Turmeric has been proven beneficial when treating people with arthritis, sports injuries, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s Disease, tendonitis and various autoimmune diseases. Some research even suggests that curcumin (a byproduct of turmeric) may also help those suffering from asthma, inflammatory bowel disease and in some cases, even cancer.
In India, turmeric is referred to as ‘holy powder’; this is because of its enhancement of the immune system and high anti-oxidant capacity. Turmeric is five to eight times stronger than vitamins C and E.