Is Turmeric Good For You?
Turmeric is an Indian spice related to the ginger plant and boasts many known health benefits. Often misspelled as Tumeric, it’s considered in India to be Holy. In Ayurvedic medicine, turmeric has been used as a treatment for several internal disorders including indigestion, throat infections, common colds, even liver issues. It’s been suggested that turmeric may contribute to the possible slowing down of Alzheimers disease symptems and may be beneficial for the skin.
The main active ingredient in turmeric is Curcumin.
A preliminary trial in people with rheumatoid arthritis found curcumin to be somewhat useful for reducing inflammation and symptoms such as pain and stiffness.8 A separate double-blind trial found that curcumin was superior to placebo or phenylbutazone (an NSAID) for alleviating post-surgical inflammation.