One of the most popular spices in South Asia is for sure turmeric, as it provides with many health beneficial properties and nowadays it is used worldwide.

Turmeric for Liver health And Cancer Prevention

As a medicine for liver health this spice is used for centuries. Scientists haven’t experimented this spice for liver health until 20 years ago.

In the research they found that turmeric is very beneficial because it contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. It can reduce the liver damage due to cirrhosis (scarring of the liver), iron overdose, ethanol, high toxicity levels, and liver diseases (such as cholestasis).

Its active ingredient, curcumin, lowers the risk of liver cancer, as it reducing the effects of human carcinogens (such as thioacetamide) on the liver.

Turmeric For Brain Health

Recent studies have found that turmeric improves the function of the brain.

Namely, researchers have discovered that curcumin inhibits the buildup of beta-amyloid plaques, which are one of the primary causes of Alzheimer’s, by a shocking 40%.

Furthermore, its anti-inflammatory properties can be of great help in the case of Alzheimer’s, as they reduce the damage due to inflammation and oxidizing agents. Other studies have also confirmed that this miraculous spice is also helpful in the treatment of depression.

We suggest a few recipes so you can consume turmeric daily:

Turmeric and Oil/Fat- recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 pinch black pepper

Method of preparation:

In a saucepan, heat the listed ingredients until the mixture boils. Then, remove it from heat and drink it warm. You can also add the mixture to your soups, curries, or other recipes.

Turmeric Water- recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1-2 cups of water

Method of preparation:

First, boil the water, add the turmeric, and for 10 more minutes. Then, leave it to cool for a couple of minutes, and then you can drink it.

Enjoy!