What is turmeric used for?
Turmeric is a very popular spice these days and is available in many ways: fresh turmeric, turmeric powder, turmeric tea, turmeric juice, and turmeric shot.
Turmeric contains curcumin, which many believe is the secret to turmeric's many health benefits.
Turmeric is extracted as a yellow spice from the Curcuma longa plant. In Asia, the spice has been popular for centuries as a seasoning in dishes, but also as a medicine. The western world has realized this, which is why a lot of research has been done in recent years on the healing properties of turmeric.
What comes out of it? Turmeric is good for the body and the mind.
Why is turmeric healthy?
In addition to vitamins C and B6, iron, magnesium, and potassium, turmeric also contains curcumin. Curcumin makes turmeric work as a natural anti-inflammatory. Various medical conditions are basically caused by inflammation and this is where turmeric comes in.
We have listed 5 health benefits of turmeric:
- Turmeric naturally relieves joint pain (= inflammation) such as rheumatism, osteoarthritis and arthritis
- Turmeric promotes natural digestion and fights bloating. Turmeric can thus help in weight loss. It can also help prevent intestinal inflammation (Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome) and detoxify the liver.
- Turmeric is used as a wound treatment in Asia. Wounds and scratches, but also burns are treated with turmeric - which ensures faster and more beautiful healing of the skin
- Turmeric acts as a mild blood thinner and prevents platelets from clumping together. It prevents cardiovascular disease
- Turmeric also has a positive side effect on the nervous system. In Asia, people are convinced of the effect against Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis and ALS. Turmeric is also said to act as an anxiolytic (reduce anxiety) and reduce anxiety and depression.
Turmeric is a powerful spice with many benefits. That is why it is important to be aware of any side effects. In some cases, it is not recommended to take (a large number) of turmeric in combination with medication. Pregnant women are also advised not to consume turmeric due to its effect on the uterus during pregnancy.
The Dr. Blend, Kick It Nº1 Curcuma Shot is therefore ideal for your daily dose of this wonderful herb. The body absorbs turmeric most easily in liquid form. The combination of turmeric and black pepper also ensures optimal absorption through the intestinal wall.