Curcumin is the compound found in turmeric that has the anti-inflammatory compounds. Curcumin targets particular molecules that control the cell cycle.
Consuming turmeric helps the liver detoxify the body effectively.
The anti-oxidants found in turmeric appear to be so powerful that it may stop your liver from being damaged by dangerous carcinogens.
Turmeric facilitates healthy cognitive function and working memory. It can boost a
protein located in the brain called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF).
BDNF is responsible for nerve cell regeneration. When the levels of BDNF are low, the risk of depression and Alzheimer’s disease goes up.
Turmeric has been used for hundreds of centuries to improve digestion and heal gut inflammation. Studies have shown that the anti-inflammatory properties found in
turmeric have the ability to reduce gas and bloating symptoms, help with ulcerative colitis (inflammatory bowel disease that produces sores in the digestive tract), and stimulates the gallbladder.
Due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds, turmeric has proven effective
in treating various skin conditions.
The antioxidants make turmeric a powerhouse when it comes to anti-aging. They protect the skin from ultraviolet light, the main contributor to the visible signs of aging. Studies also show that turmeric stops a key enzyme that reduces the ability of elastin in the skin to form.
Based on a study published in Biofactors, it was shown that turmeric may reduce the growth of fat cells.
The anti-inflammatory properties in turmeric were able to inhibit adipose tissue (fat) and promote antioxidant activities, thus reducing “the adverse health effects of obesity.”