Turmeric is a member of the ginger family and grows in South East Asia. It is boiled and dried to make a power which is used in curries and other dishes and it is used as a dye. Turmeric contains a polyphenol compound called Curcumin, and this substance is believed responsible for the biological benefits Turmeric provides. Turmeric is apparently able to increase the secretion of bile and liver enzymes & this ability may provide liver protective effects.
Turmeric has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and may be used to reduce inflammation particularly in shoulder, knee and elbow joints. Studies have also reported significant anti-arthritic effects after regular consumption by Rheumatoid Arthritis patients. Some animal studies have indicated that Turmeric may have cholesterol lowering properties.
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