As a purveyor of herbal supplements, Herbana is choosing some of the best herbs the earth can offer to improve one's wellness through a more natural way. Our supplement capsules are extracted directly from the herbs to ensure that nature's goodness is delivered to your hands. This week, we will be talking about turmeric, as this powerful rhizome packs many health benefit that can support your bodily system without the side effects of synthetic ingredients.
Turmeric is definitely a safe and healthy addition to your diet. It has numerous healing properties, including improved digestion, which aids in boosting your metabolism. It is also packed with anti-inflammatories and anti-oxidants. Turmeric has been proven to fight free radicals, rejuvenate the cells, cleanse the liver, protect the heart, boosts moods and support the brain.
1. Boosts your metabolism
At the core of a healthy metabolism is a properly functioning digestive system. Your body needs to break down protein, starch and cellulose into small enough units to be metabolized by your cells. Recent research shows that curcumin, the active substance in turmeric, produces bile by stimulating the gallbladder. One study showed that curcumin eased various symptoms of indigestion such as gas and bloating, thus improving the functions of your digestive tracts.
2. Acts as an antioxidant
Curcumin contained in turmeric are very effective in preventing the development of free radicals, as well as scavenging free radicals and neutralizing them. Regular intake of turmeric can help the body fight back free radicals and save it from diseases and cell damage.
3. Promotes detoxification
Curcumin in turmeric is a great way to cleanse the liver, which is one of the biggest organs of detoxification in the body. That way, when you get rid of the toxins in your body, it is much more effective for the body to absorb nutrition from the things you eat, which means you may eat less naturally as your body acquires the energy it really needs. This is also the reason why turmeric can also promote weight loss in the long run.
4. Helps you avoid chronic diseases
Turmeric help you keep more than a dozen diseases at bay including cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.
5. Benefits your brain chemical
Turmeric is known for its anti-depressant like activity. Curcumin increases serotonin and dopamine levels that lead to a reduction of depression.
However, keep in mind that turmeric, especially taken as a supplement, can interact with certain medications. Turmeric can increase your risk of bleeding if you're on blood thinners, interfere with the action of drugs that reduce stomach acid and increase the risk of low blood sugar when taken with certain diabetes drugs. If you take large doses for long periods of time, you may experience stomach upset and ulcers, so always consult your doctor when considering adding this herb to your diet.