It is a plant used as a spice for hundreds of years. It is characterized by yellow or mustard and have a specific taste, which gives you another taste to foods.

Further, consumption has many health benefits. Meet in the following properties of turmeric, one of the stars of alternative medicine.

It serves to reduce stomach acidity

Those who eat lots of hot spices know they bring as consequences stomach disorders. Turmeric can help if you eat something spicy or fried. It acts as a stomach tonic which it stimulates gastric secretions and pancreatic juice, facilitating digestion.

It is recommended for those suffering from dyspepsia, slow digestion, chronic gastritis or loss of appetite. The recommended dose is 500 mg powder, four times daily, but can also be filled empty capsules.

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Curcumin prevents gases

Turmeric is very good for this problem. Being carminative helps expel intestinal gases. Also it relieves colic, thanks to components such as eugenol. It is known that this spice is good for those suffering from stomach atony, flatulence and acid dyspepsia.

It has multiple benefits for the liver

Turmeric has very good effects as a protector of the liver and gallbladder tonic. It helps remove gallstones, has anti-inflammatory effect, allows drainage of the liver and gallbladder emptying.

We recommend eating in cases of cirrhosis, jaundice, liver disease or gallbladder disorders. To take advantage of these properties, boil a liter of water with 20 grams of turmeric powder and allowed to stand 12 hours. Filter with a cloth and drink several times a day.

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Can treat some cancers

The rhizome of the plant contains 10 anticancer components (At least), among which curcumin and beta-carotene. They all have protective effects against skin cancer and the breast, colon, the duodenum.

It helps the body to better withstand the effects of drugs and cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy.

It is a good remedy to relieve arthritis

They can take advantage of the anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, as well as those who suffer from the syndrome (very common today by overuse of computer and mobile) Carpal tunnel.

Works by relieving symptoms and ailments, especially when painkillers and no effect or very high doses are required to achieve some welfare.

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It is a natural antidepressant

This is one of the most popular applications of turmeric in traditional Chinese medicine generations. This plant / spice used to treat depression and related disorders sadness or unhappiness.

Current studies reveal that or consume turmeric extract turmeric powder serves to stimulate the nervous system, but also it has effects on the immune system and mood.

Why It reduces stress levels and causes an increase in the production of serotonin. It can be used in patients with depression (emotional or seasonal) and other similar disorders.

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Protects the heart

Turmeric is a wonderful natural medicine to treat and prevent heart disease. But also, its components help lower bad cholesterol and triglycerides, all naturally.

In addition to leading a healthier diet, eat more fruits and sideline fried and fat, doctors advise flavored with turmeric preventing cardiovascular problems, such as myocardial diseases.

Can increase the defenses

As stated before, turmeric is a great ally of the immune system, ie barriers that protect us from certain diseases, especially those that occur because of the virus. This spice has an unbeatable capacity as immunomodulatory. Add in times of stress, in winter and prevents testing stages down defenses and get sick (especially influenza).

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It is a natural remedy for respiratory problems

Turmeric has been used for centuries to treat bronchitis, as curcumin has a great antibronquial and anti-inflammatory action.

Its use is perfect for the treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and is advised in patients with respiratory problems, thanks to its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antibronquiales actions. It is recommended to consume 500 mg of turmeric powder three times a day, at mealtimes.

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It is antimicrobial

Research claim that this spice offers its active ingredients that help eliminate microbes, preventing wounds from becoming infected, for example. It is very good home remedy for salmonella, for its antifungal activity and has the ability to kill gram-positive batteries.

Regulates menstrual cycles

Turmeric has the ability to regulate menstruation and relieve symptoms before the period, such as pain in the lower abdomen or head. But beware, because overeating prevents ovulation, as do oral contraceptives.

Precautions on the use of turmeric

Turmeric consumption is contraindicated or are advised to reduce, in cases of pregnant women or stages of lactation, because it can endanger the health of the baby.

It is also not allowed in patients with gallbladder problems, in people with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) because it can cause more discomfort and those who have just been operated because it slows blood clotting, as well as causing additional bleeding.