6 Top health benefits of turmeric and curcumin

benefits of turmeric and curcumin

Here are the top health benefits of turmeric and curcumin. Like many spices, turmeric (Curcuma longa) has a been used in traditional medicine for a long time. It is a plant that grows in India and in other parts of Southeast Asia. The spice itself is cultivated from the roots. What makes it so popular among the health enthusiasts is its’ potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Spices in general can be used for so much more than just making food taste better. You should at least have these natural remedies always available at home: 6 Best natural flu remedies

Is curcumin and turmeric the same thing?

You may have also heard of curcumin related to this topic. So just as a side note, turmeric is the plant and curcumin is the active component in it that also gives the spice its yellow color.

Benefits of turmeric and curcumin

Some plants (and spices) are just so great. We strongly believe in the health benefits of turmeric, ginger and cayenne pepper, and use them a lot in the kitchen. May of these strong spices (that also has a bit of a heat in their flavour and a very rich colour) have amazing properties.

It is anti-inflammatory, but what does it mean?

Perhaps the most common health benefit of turmeric is that it has anti-inflammation properties. This means that it is used to fight inflammation that can occur in the joints, muscles or even in the gut. Constant gut issues can mean there is an inflammation in the gut. Many spices can help fight this inflammation and make you feel a lot better. Did you know that turmeric can be more effective anti-inflammatory treatment than common medications such as ibuprofen and aspirin! We are actually using this “magic tea” we have developed for all kinds of aches: 6 ingredient flu tea

We strongly believe that symptons is your body telling you something is not right. So instead of treating symptons of course you should always find what is causing them in the first place. But using something like spices to make you feel better while investigating the real cause behind everything can be a good idea.

Cure for skin conditions

Thanks to its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, curcumin can help treat different skin conditions such as acne and eczema. Some have cured psoriasis by consuming curcumin. I personally think we will never reach a point where something like turmeric will be suggested instead of synthetic creams, but if you suffer from any skin condition it is always a good idea to give natural remedies (and a healthy diet) a go too.

My husband actually has psoriasis and he has nearly got rid off it completely by consuming turmeric, ginger, garlic and raw honey. Vitamin D and healthy fats have helped him a lot too.

Can it be used to prevent or treat cancer?

There are actually studies showing that curcumin may improve the health of the heart and blood vessels. It can also educe the likelihood of developing heart disease. Some research suggest that curcumin may help prevent and slow the spread of tumor cells.

As inflammation is linked to many illnesses, including tumor growth, anti-inflammatory products are in the key role in the treatment of different cancer types (colorectal, pancreatic, prostate, breast, and gastric cancers).

Osteoarthritis & Rheumatoid arthritis

Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, many people with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are using turmeric. These chronic inflammatory disorders typically affect the joints but can have an effect on the eyes, lungs, heart and skin too. Since they are inflammatory disorders and turmeric is known to have anti-inflammatory properties, some people have benefitted from consuming curcumin in their diets.


There are so many natural remedies that can help treat and prevent diabetes, curcumin possibly being one of them. It actually seems to be very effective with all diseases… Natural remedies are often really effective!

Can curcumin help fight back depression?

Turmeric’s ability to boost the levels of BDNF (lower levels of BDNF can be linked with depression and Alzheimer’s disease) means it can act as an effective antidepressant too. It can also help protect the brain against Alzheimer’s disease by increasing the communication between the nerve cells – a process that is crucial for memory and learning in general.

How to use it?

The best way to use turmeric to get all the benefits out of it, is to use it multiple times per week, or daily as we do. We use it in an immunity booster tea we make each morning (6 ingredient flu tea) and also add it as raw or as dried powder in food and smoothies. We always choose organic products as we want to avoid pesticides and fertilizers.

Want to dive deep with the benefits of turmeric? You might like this article: 9 Remarkable Neem and Turmeric Benefits by Sadhguru

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