In the world of herbs and spices, there's one that leads the pack in terms of healing. Turmeric has officially got the superfood seal of approval and is the hottest health craze in town. I can't remember exactly when I started my fascination with turmeric but all I know is this wonder spice is an essential in my daily wellness routine. When I created Botanic Co. I knew turmeric was going to be a staple ingredient in all our blends.
So what's the big deal?!
Turmeric is great for your overall wellbeing. Orangey-yellow in colour and from a root in the ginger family, turmeric benefits are recognised by modern medicine. In fact, they have been working their magic for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine.
Here's a quick round up of all the amazing turmeric health benefits:1. Superhero against inflammation
Inflammation is the root of many chronic diseases that can cause health problems. Curcumin, is an active ingredient found in turmeric that can help reduce inflammation in the body which means it can help against cancer, alleviate physical and joint pain, heal wounds, increase mental clarity, enhance intestinal health and regulate metabolism .Curcumin’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties also makes it a powerhouse to boost your immune system
2. Infection fighter and gut healer
Thanks to its anti-bacterial and anti-parasitic qualities, turmeric can help to prevent stomach ulcers, and reduce infection in the gut. It can also help to relieve stomach pain, making it great for people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and Crohn's disease.
3. It hearts your heart
In heart studies, turmeric has been shown to protect your heart in numerous ways by improving endothelial function and reducing inflammation and free-radical damage.
4. Happy vibes
Studies have shown that turmeric can boost levels of mood-regulating neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine.
5. Hello amazing skin
Not only does turmeric have great health benefits inside your body but it also great for your skin.Its anti-inflammatory properties mean it can help to reduce redness and skin irritation, whilst its anti-bacterial qualities make it great for blemishes and acne.