10 Turmeric Benefits for Your Health Which Will Amaze You!!

Saumya S
3 min readSep 7, 2023

We all have heard our grandmothers saying apply Turmeric to your wounds, it will heal faster… Drink Turmeric milk it will kill the bad bacteria in your body… Even after saying NO many times to turmeric milk, we were forced to drink it anyhow. But have you ever wondered why they used to force us? We all have heard it’s good for health, but how??

So here comes 5pm Ardor putting an end to some of your questions while sharing some amazing insights on the topic… So Stay Tuned till the end!!

What is Turmeric?

Scientifically known as “Curcuma longa”

Turmeric, a well-known spice in every Indian household for more than thousands of years. From being used daily in preparing delicious food to being a medicinal herb. Turmeric is an all-rounder spice. It comes from the roots of the Curcuma longa plant. And has curcumin as its active ingredient which is the most essential and beneficial component. Curcumin gives a yellowish colour to turmeric.

But the real tressure that Turmeric possesses is its Amazing Health Benefits!!

Turmeric Benefits for Your Health…

1. Curcumin, the power ingredient is full of powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties which fights off harmful bacterias as well as repair any damage to your body

2. Curcumin neutralizes free radicals, preventing any oxidative damage. And being an anti-inflammatory, it also reduces any signs of anti-ageing

3. Turmeric when added to milk and consumed reduces acute inflammation and is also said to help during chronic inflammations too

4. Some studies have also suggested a potential reduction in osteoarthritis-related pains. But do not forget to take your medicines prescribed by your orthopaedics

5. Turmeric in your diet reverses many of the factors leading to cardiovascular diseases

6. Curcumin in turmeric helps in maintaining blood insulin levels, thus preventing any further complications in diabetic individuals

7. Studies suggested that curcumin can cross the blood-brain barrier leading to various advancements in the pathological process of Alzheimer’s disease

8. Depression reduces the protein known as a brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and also shrinks the hippocampus, a brain area with a role in learning and memory.

  • Curcumin acts as an antidepressant by boosting BDNF levels
  • It is also said to improve the hippocampus function (learning and memory) when taken regularly (twice a day)

9. Curcumin leads to several changes on the molecular level that may help prevent and perhaps even treat cancer.

10. Swelling and sores in the mouth are very common during radiation treatment for cancer. Taking turmeric milk or turmeric mouthwashes prevents these side effects, giving some relief to the patients

The bottom line

10 health benefits…phew.. that’s a lot of benefits in one simple ingredient. Turmeric does not have any serious side effects. But if you are consuming more than the daily recommended limit (500–2,000 mg per day), you might experience some mild effects such as nausea, stomach upset, diarrhoea.

To add a little more flavour and enhance the absorption of curcumin by 2000%, add a pinch of black pepper (which contains piperine) to your turmeric milk. We all use turmeric in our daily meals. But to enjoy its benefits better, add turmeric milk to your daily diet too and boost your hippocampus function and beat all the diseases…

Stay Tuned with 5pm Ardor to know more Benefits of Turmeric…

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Saumya S

MBA Graduate | Amateur Blogger | Optimistic & Ambivert | Follow me on https://5pmardor.com/