Turmeric, along with its main constituent curcumin, is considered one of the most powerful herbs when it comes to its healing properties. Part of the ginger family, turmeric has been used in Asia for centuries for its amazing healing benefits and even today there are countless studies and articles by medical peers discussing the healing benefits of both turmeric and curcumin.
Just performing a simple search on the US National Library of Medicine will show you that there has been over 10,000 peer-reviewed articles published on curcumin, many of which highlighting the incredible disease fighting properties that curcumin and turmeric possess, including cancer-fighting and anti-inflammatory benefits.
With all the information out there on turmeric, it comes as no surprise that leaders in the natural and organic health field have constantly pointed to this miracle herb as a go-to for healing and health. At My Organic Juice, we believe strongly in the healing benefits of turmeric and curcumin and have seen them first hand in our own lives and those of our clients.
With so many benefits to this amazing herb, we wanted to narrow down the top 11 healing benefits of turmeric and curcumin for you. Please keep in mind, these benefits are in no particular order and for the sake of keeping this article at a readable length, we had to leave out many!
Anti-inflammatory Benefits of Curcumin
One of tumeric and curcumin’s most well-known healing properties is its anti-inflammatory benefits. Although the active ingredients in turmeric all seem to carry anti-inflammatory benefits, the main compound in turmeric that has these benefits is curcumin. Many studies show that curcumin has similar strength, and sometimes more, to some of the leading anti-inflammatory prescription drugs on the market.
As you could imagine, with all of the anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric and curcumin, this powerful herb would help assist in arthritis relief. With more than 12 dozen total anti-inflammatory compounds, turmeric has been seen to outperform a number of top prescription drugs in reducing arthritis symptoms including pain, swelling, inflammation and more.
Cancer Treatment Benefits of Curcumin
For years, one of the most studied benefits of curcumin were its cancer-fighting properties. With many tests being performed with animals, scientists have found that curcumin has helped in killing cancer cells, shrinking the size of tumors and boosting the effects of chemotherapy. Human tests with curcumin are still in the early stages but the healing properties, and early results, look very promising,
Tumeric’s Effect on the Heart
With two of turmeric’s main ingredients, curcumin and vitamin B6, turmeric has a number of different heart health properties. Curcumin helps your heart health by balancing your cholesterol levels and eliminating the excess LDL, known as bad cholesterol, and cleaning your arteries and blood vessels. Vitamin B6 helps inhibit the production of homocysteine, which damages the cell walls in your body.
As you can see, turmeric and curcumin have a range of incredible health benefits and this is the very reason why we like to use it in a number of our 100% organic, cold pressed juices. If you are interested in enjoying the benefits of this amazing herb in juice form, you can check out our popular Turmeric Love, Hell NO GMO and Sneaky Charlie!