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Below are two extracts from two different articles discussing some of the turmeric health benefits.
“Turmeric has natural anti-inflammatory compounds called curcuminoids, and these curcuminoids have been associated with a positive effect on various diseases,” says Anya Guy, a Mayo Clinic dietitian. Those diseases include Type 2 diabetes, obesity, inflammatory bowel disease and cancer.
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In another article, a Q and A article, we can see how the ant inflammatory properties help with one particular common ailment:
Turmeric’s main active component — curcumin — is what gives the spice its yellow color. Curcumin has anti-inflammatory properties, making it a potential treatment for a number of health conditions, including reduced pain and increased ease of movement in people with osteoarthritis. One study found that taking turmeric extract three times daily was comparable to taking a 1,200-milligram dose of ibuprofen daily. However, more research is necessary to confirm these effects.
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Further Health Benefits of Turmeric
Turmeric is an herb that belongs to the ginger family of plants. It is native to southern India, but it can be found in other parts of Asia as well as different regions of Africa. It has been used for over 4,000 years and was first documented in an Indian text called the Atharvaveda around 2,000 BC. The plant’s use spread throughout India and China by 500 AD where it was considered a valuable commodity because it was so difficult to cultivate. The plant produces a yellow-orange colored spice called turmeric which comes from the root of the plant’s stem.
Turmeric is known to have many health benefits such as reducing inflammation, lowering cholesterol, and fighting cancer cells.