Info fra www.med24.dk by Rikke Cramer, Dieter & Nina Hald Træholt, Materialist
What is Turmeric?
Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) is a root plant with a brilliant orange color inside. The root is related to the ginger plant and the two spices often appear together in supplements and various beverages – eg. Ginger threat with turmeric. The plant has been traded and exchanged for several thousand years and the knowledge of the plant goes back more than 4000 years. Its origin is believed to be South / Southeast Asia, but due to the age and extent of the plant, it is difficult to clarify this further. However, many people believe that India is the country of origin of the plant. It is also India, which today accounts for up to 90 percent of the spice production. The spices are shame also big consumers themselves and the spice is also indispensable in curry along with gooseberry seeds. Turmeric has long been perceived as having health-promoting properties. Among other things, it is the root’s ability to treat inflammatory conditions that has made it popular.
Protects your brain and heart
The most interesting thing about turmeric is the root content of the substance curcumin. It is precisely this drug that has the most health promoting abilities. It is also this drug that has really good anti-inflammatory capabilities. Inflammation occurs when foreign substances enter the body. Inflammation is really just inflammation in everyday speech.
Researchers believe that a chronically low inflammatory state in the body can have a positive effect on the fight against diseases such as heart disease and Alzheimer’s. It is therefore considered a good idea to eat foods that have anti-inflammatory capabilities so that the inflammatory state of the body is kept at a low level. In fact, studies have shown that curcumin has as good anti-inflammatory capabilities as similar drugs.
This colorful mess is also rich in antioxidants that protect your brain cells from free radicals. Thus, turmeric has the potential to protect you from memory problems and Alzheimer’s. Several studies have found evidence that turmeric drugs can repair brain stem cells and that these drugs can potentially be used in the treatment of Alzheimer’s.
Can have a positive effect on arthritis
Several studies indicate that turmeric root antioxidants can have a positive effect on gout. Here, test subjects have seen clear improvements in regular stairs. Important! It is not yet definitively documented that turmeric fights arthritis. The only herbal remedy approved as an antidote for gout remains glucosamine.
Keeps your skin healthy
In short, antioxidants are great for many things. In addition to protecting your brain, they also help keep you healthy and healthy. The antioxidants also protect your skin cells so that they can fight skin problems themselves. It is again curcumin who is the hero here. The substance attacks the harmful substances in the body and the skin and thus prevents the substances from attacking the body’s own cells. Turmeric can be used preventatively, but you can also take it if the problems have already arisen and the skin is knocked out.
May postpone diabetes
If you are at risk of developing diabetes, you may want to take a closer look at turmeric. A study from Thailand has shown evidence that turmeric may delay the development of diabetes in people who are at risk for this disease. At the same time, the study also showed that in the test subjects receiving the supplement, the insulin-producing cells performed better after the experiment compared to the control group.
If you are at risk of developing diabetes, we recommend that you consult your own GP to arrange a course that can help you.