In many countries turmeric is used to make a topical compress for muscle strains and injuries. Turmeric is ground up to create a powder which is then mixed with water to create a paste. This paste is applied to the site and covered with a hot soaked rag. In this aspect, the anti-inflammatory compounds are brought forth and utilized.
Some of nature’s most powerful antioxidants, curcumnoids, are in turmeric. Curcumin is extracted to create a potent supplement. Circumin, although, is better absorbed by the body if combined with black pepper.
Anti- Inflammatory Benefits
Many people do not know that inflammation has been found to be one of the leading causes of cancer, heart problems, and chronic pain. Inflammation over time stresses and ages the body. Free radicals steal from healthy skin cells that are trying to stabilize when there is inflammation in the body. These free radicals cause improper brain function and cause the skin to wrinkle.
To bring it back to the previous point mentioned, curcumin is brought back into the mixture to, once again, show its powers. Curcumin has been shown to be as effective, if not more, as pharmaceutical marketed anti-inflammatories. This comes with an added benefit. Consuming turmeric will not cause harmful side effects as other non-organic compound dugs.
Almost everyone knows someone who suffers from mild depression, bi-polar disorder, which can cause mild mood swings, or just someone who seems to have constant “Monday Blues Syndrome.”
Nowadays, more and more drinks are being released that contain turmeric and people are realizing the wonderful benefits that come from it. Turmeric releases chemicals in the brain called dopamine and serotonin which boosts your mood just like that happy feeling you get from kissing your significant other. It has been shown that when combined with regular exercise and a healthy diet, people can often heal not only their body, but their mind.