Top 5 Health Benefits of Turmeric and Curcumin

Curcuma longa, the scientific name for the Turmeric plant which contains immense health benefits and is used as a staple spice in many Asian cuisines, a significant part of holistic medicine and even in religious ceremonies.

Also known as the “golden spice” and “Indian saffron”—particularly due to its bright yellow colored root—the Turmeric has provided countless preventive and healing abilities. It contains more than 100 amazing chemical compounds that contribute to its innate ability to treat all sort of medical conditions.

However, the most important ingredient of Turmeric is curcumin, a polyphenol. Curcumin has been shown in various studies to be effective in treating several diseases including Alzheimer’s, Cancer, Cardiovascular, Central Nervous System, Neurology, Oncology, and inflammation.

Here are the top 5 health benefits of the turmeric based on available evidence.

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