Turmeric is a herbaceous plant that is becoming increasingly appreciated for its health benefits. The curcumin in turmeric can help reduce pain and swelling associated with chronic inflammation. Given that inflammation can prevent the functions of serotonin and dopamine, curcumin’s anti-inflammatory benefits serve as an anti-depressant. Turmeric also contains antioxidants that fight free radicals, and it can help destroy toxins that can cause liver damage. Furthermore, turmeric’s ability to fight both inflammation and oxidative stress may help against Alzheimer’s disease. For all its benefits, however, consuming too much turmeric can be harmful, causing upset stomach, vomiting, nausea and diarrhea.
- The curcumin in turmeric can help reduce the pain and swelling associated with chronic inflammation.
- The antioxidants in turmeric provides protection from harmful free radicals and from toxins that can cause liver damage.
- Consuming too much turmeric can cause upset stomach, diarrhea, vomiting and nausea.
“Turmeric is becoming more and more widely popular for its health benefits and medicinal uses.”