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14 Health Benefits of Turmeric

Turmeric belongs to the same family as ginger, and it does resemble ginger. Like ginger, it is a very common spice that is native to Asia, but these days it has become popular in places that have a warm and humid climate. The rhizomes of the turmeric plant have been used for a very long time in cooking because of the ability to add taste to food and also in medicine because of the numerous health benefits. Research has shown a lot of these benefits, but there are still some potential health benefits that are yet to be proven.[1]

Some of the proven and potential health benefits of turmeric are discussed below.

Turmeric is good for heart health

Turmeric is good for heart health because of a couple of reasons. One of these reasons is because it has anti-inflammatory properties. In heart health, chronic inflammation is usually a hazardous thing that can lead to many heart problems. When you take turmeric regularly, the anti-inflammatory effect may help keep you safe from some of these heart problems. Also, the curcumin in turmeric may help in the improvement of the lining of blood vessels, thus, ensuring healthy blood pressure; the effect of curcumin on heart health has not really been established by research, but all in all, turmeric is good for the heart.[2]