Benefits Of Turmeric

Eight Benefits of Turmeric

The benefits of turmeric may be much greater than simply providing its unique flavor to your favorite dishes.  In fact, some experts say that there are numerous health benefits one can get from turmeric. Here are eight of the possible benefits of turmeric.

Lowering Inflammation

It is thought that by reducing histamine, turmeric can lower the amount of inflammation. This could prove valuable to people suffering with arthritis and other conditions that cause joint pain.


Turmeric provides high levels of antioxidants. Antioxidants provide numerous health benefits and may even help to prevent premature aging.

Helps the Liver

Some have found proof that turmeric may provide a sort of shield for the liver. In fact, turmeric has been used historically to treat liver diseases, so there may be something to these studies.

Help with Digestive Problems

Turmeric has been found to be able to help with a variety of digestive problems.  Help with digestion was another way in which turmeric has been used historically.

Weight Loss

Some studies have shown that one of the benefits of turmeric may help your waistline by helping to more effectively metabolize fat.


In some parts of the world, turmeric is routinely used as an antiseptic for cuts and minor burns.  In other areas, a cream is made from turmeric which is then used as a skin cream.

Cough Relief

Some say that they have found relief from a cough by mixing turmeric powder with warm liquid.  It’s probably less expensive than over the counter cough medicine, so it is worth a try.

Acne Treatment

Another of the possible benefits of turmeric is as use as a treatment for acne. Mix turmeric into your face cream and apply on problem areas.

In addition to the benefits of turmeric listed above, some studies have found that there may be benefits for certain forms of cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. Of course, these studies are still being conducted, so there is still room for doubt.  That being said, it is something that scientists are looking at, so it may bring hope for patients of such diseases in the future.

Turmeric comes in both powder and pill form. One way to get turmeric is to start adding it generously to some of your favorite dishes. Experiment to find the food that you feel the spice complements best.

Another way to get turmeric is in pill form. Turmeric pills can be found at most health food stores.

If you are on any medications you should talk to your doctor before adding any homeopathic medicine (such as turmeric pills) to your routine. There is the possibility that the pills could react with certain medications. For that reason, it is the safe thing to do to ask your doctor BEFORE taking turmeric pills.

Of course, nothing in this article is meant to take the place of a visit with or advice from your doctor.  If you are having any symptoms, you should certainly see a professional for diagnosis and treatment options.