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In recent years using curcuma for its healing benefits has become increasingly popular the world over. This is due to the fact that it is used in the management of many common health problems, is a known antioxidant, and is also used in the prevention of cancer.
What is Curcuma?
Curcuma is a component of turmeric. It is a powerful natural substance addressing a vast range of health issues. The list of healing benefits attributed to it is more extensive than that of most other single ingredient natural preparations available. Its properties enable it to work as an antioxidant, an anti-inflammatory, a method of cancer prevention and more. It is absolutely natural and is known to be without harmful side-effects in dosages as high as 8000 mg per day.
There hasn't been a lot of in-depth study done on the health benefits of curcuma. This article is to provide you with knowledge of the benefits most commonly associated with it. That said, it is good to know that turmeric has been used in application to Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years.
Cancer is becoming increasingly common; more than one in three individuals are estimated to develop cancer during their lifetime. Cancers of all kinds are affected by curcuma. Consumed on a regular basis, along with living a relatively healthy lifestyle it will prove to be a wise strategy in cancer prevention for you and your family.
Curcuma is also taken to reduce inflammation and swelling, as well as the related pain. When inflammation has reached the point where the pain is ongoing and interferes with daily activity, if you regularly add this ingredient to meals or otherwise consume it, you will experience a reduction in the level of discomfort experienced.
Curcuma can be effective in the reduction of high blood cholesterol. Studies done in this area imply there to be a reduction in the blood's low density lipoprotein levels.
In Eye health
Used regularly it is believed to prevent eye health problems such as cataracts, eye inflammation and glaucoma.
As an Antioxidant
When molecules inside the body oxidize, free radicals are created. They are known to create cellular instability which may lead to heart problems, diabetes, various types of tissue degeneration, and cancer. The purpose of an antioxidant such as curcuma is to come in and perform a cleanup.
What Else Can Curcuma do for me?
These are other areas in which curcuma is known to provide benefit:
Digestion and heartburn.
With duodenal and stomach ulcers.
To aid in weight loss.
In alleviating some health issues related to HIV/AIDS.
Irritable bowel syndrome.
For liver health.
Mental clarity and processing.
Curcuma is indeed a broad spectrum natural healer. If wondering how you can add it to your diet, when sautéing meats and vegetables, switch your cooking oil of choice to olive oil, and start automatically adding both turmeric and black pepper to your pan. These three things together create a pleasurable flavor sensation. But too, the olive oil and pepper boost absorbance of the curcuma into your system.