13 Ways this Ancient Herb Can Help You Spice Up Your Life (and Your Health)
Let me summarize thirteen ways this 100% certified organic-based Turmeric can spice up your whole person:
- Boosts your antioxidant protection against free radicals
- Helps promote your healthy skin
- Supports your overall eye health
- Provides you immune system support
- Aids your skeletal system and joint health
- Encourages your healthy liver function
- Helps you maintain healthy cells with support against free radicals
- Balances the health of your digestive system
- Aids you in support of healthy blood and your circulatory system
- Helps you maintain normal cholesterol levels to support your cardiovascular system
- Assists your neurological system’s healthy response to stress
- Promotes a healthy female reproductive system
- Helps you maintain blood sugar levels already within the normal range
Millions of people use turmeric on a daily basis in their lives today. In India alone, up to 500 million people use it in one form or another every day.
Isn’t it time you gave your body what it deserves?
And of the many herbs and spices I studied, the one in particular that caught my immediate attention was turmeric. It provides you with these whole-person benefits:
- Supports your healthy joint function
- Promotes your radiant skin
- Helps improve your digestion
And so much more…
There’s some debate about the timing of turmeric’s first use as a healthy spice.
But one thing is certain. Thousands of years ago, people in India and China used the spice. In fact, some stories suggest usage dates back 10,000 years in India when they say Lord Rama walked the earth.
And the ancient Polynesians carried turmeric with them on their incredible voyage across the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii. Today, Hawaiians still use this spice — known to them as Olena.
While in China, Marco Polo in 1280 AD recorded information on turmeric in his diary:
“There is also a vegetable which has all the properties of true saffron, as well the smell and the color, and yet it is not really saffron.”
So, turmeric has been used as a substitute for saffron (an old world spice) in Europe for over 700 years.
One of the main healthful ingredients in turmeric is curcumin (a curcuminoid), which as I said, gives turmeric its yellow color.
Western scientists first isolated the curcumin molecule in 1815, obtained its crystalline form in 1870, and determined its overall structure in 1910.
Curcumin can potentially benefit you by:
Promoting your immune system against stress
- Promoting your immune system
- Helping you maintain your healthy digestive system
- Supporting your healthy bones, joints, and overall skeletal system
- Helping you maintain cholesterol levels that are already within the normal range
- Promoting your healthy blood and liver functions
How Turmeric and Curcumin Provide Antioxidant Nutrients
You probably know that antioxidants are important for your health.
I believe antioxidants are your body’s #1 way to neutralize free radicals and help you potentially slow down the signs of normal aging.
Oxidation by free radicals can damage cells and organs — and thus impact your aging process — something I’m sure you’d rather put the brakes on.
Antioxidants are also key nutrients in:
- Supporting your memory function
- Promoting your heart health
- Boosting your immune system
Turmeric’s antioxidants help protect your cells from free radical damage.
The antioxidant content within turmeric comes from active compounds called curcuminoids.
These curcuminoids deliver antioxidants that may be:
- 5 to 8 times stronger than vitamin E — and also stronger than vitamin C
- 3 times more powerful than grape seed or pine bark extract
- Strong enough to scavenge the hydroxyl radical — considered by many to be the most reactive of all oxidants
How Turmeric Enhances Your Outer Beauty
Speaking of antioxidant nutrients and their potential to impact the aging process, some of the first aging signs you may see as you get older are changes to your skin.
Believe it or not, the organic ingredients found in turmeric can help promote your healthy skin.
How, you ask?
Curcuminoids support important blood and liver functions, healthy joints, and your overall well-being, which in turn helps promote radiant, supple skin.
Turmeric has been considered to be ‘skin food’ for thousands of years in India and other cultures.
- Cleanse your skin and maintain its elasticity
- Provide nourishment to your skin
- Balance the effects of skin flora
So, turmeric can act as your one-two punch against normal aging with its skin promotion and antioxidant capabilities — outer beauty plus inner purity.
Your Triple-Action Cellular Booster and Adaptogen
Another potential advantage from turmeric usage involves the smallest living things within you — your cells.
Turmeric can assist your cells in three ways, by:
- Helping neutralize substances that can cause cellular stress
- Maintaining your cells’ integrity when threatened by occasional environmental stressors
- Providing the antioxidants you need to help support your cells against excessive oxidation and free radicals
Turmeric is also recognized as an adaptogen — helping to support your body against stress and providing immune system support.