benefits of turmeric

Can Turmeric Help a Lyme Patient?

benefits of turmericTurmeric contains the ingredient Curcumim which is a strong antioxidant and anti inflammatory. Turmeric is also the main ingredient in Curry which gives it it’s yellow color. It is said to help people with health problems in a variety of ways. It has been used in India for thousands of years as a medicinal herb.

  • Anticoagulants
  • Anti inflammatory
  • Anti Depressant
  • Relieves Arthritis Pain
  • Anti Cancer
  • Diabetes Management
  • Aides in Healing  Gastrointestinal issues
  • Cholesterol regulator
  • Pain Reliever

Click here to see 6,235 peer-reviewed articles published prove the benefits of turmeric and one of its renowned healing compounds curcumin.

Two pointers to get the most benefits from taking Turmeric

  • Take some  black pepper with Turmeric. Turmeric is poorly absorbed and the piperine in pepper enhances the absorption of curcumin by 2000% See Research Here
  • Curcumin is fat soluble, so it may be a good idea to take it with a fatty snack such as peanut butter.

Side Effects: There are some risks with Turmeric. So always talk to your doctor before starting any new supplement.

In large doses Turmeric may cause:

  • Diarrhea
  • Increased risk of bleeding
  • Increased liver function tests
  • Hyperactive gallbladder contractions
  • Hypotension (lowered blood pressure)
  • Uterine contractions in pregnant women
  • Increased menstrual flow

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