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Boost your health with these awesome benefits of turmeric

By Louisa Sowah
Benefits of turmeric
Benefits of turmeric
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Turmeric's major active component is curcumin. It has potent anti-inflammatory properties as well as being a powerful antioxidant.

Here are the top SIX health advantages of turmeric and curcumin based on scientific research.

Boost brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF)

Curcumin raises levels of the brain hormone BDNF, which promotes the development of new neurons and may aid in the prevention of many degenerative brain diseases.

Prevents cancer

Promotes various molecular shifts that may aid in the prevention and treatment of cancer.

Boosts immune system

Turmeric's medical qualities may be able to help patients with inflammatory diseases by boosting their immune systems. Turmeric, according to one research, can help to regulate the immune system.

Protects from inflammation

Inflammation is linked to a number of common health problems. Curcumin has the capacity to reduce a group of chemicals that are known to play important roles in inflammation, but its bioavailability has to be improved.

Minimises your chance of heart disease

Curcumin contains anti-inflammatory properties and has been linked to a decrease in the risk of heart disease.

Has benefits against depression

Curcumin was shown to be just as effective as Prozac in treating depressive symptoms in a trial of 60 participants.