Curing with Curcumin: Turmeric as a natural herbal treatment
Curcumin health benefits
Like other bright natural foods, curcumin is rich in phytochemicals and phytonutrients. Phytochemicals compounds that are produced by plants (“phyto” means “plant”). They are found in fruits, vegetables, grains, beans, and other plants. Some of these phytochemicals are believed to protect cells from damage that could lead to cancer, which is why Turmeric is often touted for its anti-carcinogenic properties
These are curcumin’s supposed health benefits:
Inflammation is linked to a variety of ills, including various types disease and curcumin is such an effective anti-inflammatory.
Most people can take curcumin supplements without any problems. However, some people may experience adverse side effects, including:
- Yellow stool11
- Acid reflux
Scientists have shown that cooking turmeric with oil encourages curcumin absorption.13 It’s easy enough to add a spoon of olive or coconut oil to a curry, or rice dish, prepared with turmeric, and doing so helps the body better process curcumin.