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Turmeric, a spice that gives curry its yellow, color contains bioactive compounds with medicinal properties.
It has been used in Nepal, Indian and other South Asian countries for thousands of years as a medicinal herb and spice.
Turmeric contains compounds called curcuminoids with medicinal properties.
Curcumin is an active ingredient in turmeric which has powerful anti-inflammatory effects. It is also a strong antioxidant.
Curcumin suppresses molecules known to play major roles in inflammation.
It has powerful antioxidant effects and neutralizes free radicals on its own.
It also stimulates the body’s own antioxidant enzymes.
It also boosts levels of the brain hormone BDNF.
It has beneficial effects on factors known to play a role in heart disease.
It even may help prevent and perhaps treat cancer.
It also helps treat symptoms of arthritis.