Healing Effects Of Turmeric

turmericTurmeric is a member of the Curcuma botanical group, which is part of the ginger family of herbs. Turmeric is widely used in food, it colors the saliva yellow and leaves a warm sensation in the mouth.

Its therapeutic values are:

  1. Powered turmeric root is an ingredient of curry powders.
  2. Addition of turmeric powder to olive or sesame oil extends its shelf life due to its anti oxidant properties.
  3. Turmeric has the property to protect the liver against toxic substances.
  4. Turmeric use as food can reduce serum cholesterol.
  5. A substance known as a lipopolysaccharide isolated from the turmeric root has shown a capacity to stimulate and increase the activity of the immune system.
  6. Curcumin has anti cancer activity, probably because it is a powerful antioxidant.
  7. Turmeric has anti fungal properties.
  8. Turmeric stimulates the flow of bile, which helps fat digestion.