What are the health benefits of taking turmeric?

There are numerous diseases and ailments that can be treated with turmeric, a super spice used for centuries in traditional medicine and Ayurveda. Turmeric is a powerful spice that has been used for centuries all over the world. It has many healing properties, and its active ingredient curcumin has been found to have numerous health benefits.

  • Anti-Inflammatory:- Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric helps to lower the inflammation
  • Natural Antibiotic:- When combined with honey ,it becomes a powerful antibiotic. This is a powerful remedy for cough and cold. You can mix ¼th cup of raw honey with one teaspoon of turmeric powder.
  • Cure coughs :- The combination of it with milk can be helpful in controlling mucus production, soothing a sore throat, and controlling coughs at night.
  • Treats depression:- Boosts concentration and relieves symptoms of depression
  • Reduces arthritis:- It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant power that reduces arthritis problems.
  • Boosts Metabolism:- Strengthens immune system
  • Prevents Stroke:- Supports heart health
  • Reduces bad cholesterol:- lowers LDL cholesterol and prevents its oxidation
  • Purifies the Blood:- Improves blood flow and boosts circulation.
  • Boosts Cognitive function:-Protects brain cells by binding to and dissolving abnormal proteins
  • Reduces Blood Clots:-Removes blood clots and heals wounds
  • Promotes radiant skin:- Fights fine lines and wrinkles and promotes smooth skin and also protects the skin against UV damage
  • Benefits brain health:- Curcumin has been shown to be an extremely effective mood enhancer.

It must have been clear to you from above how beneficial it is!

Properties of Turmeric

  1. Anti-Inflammatory Properties:
  • Study: “Efficacy and Safety of Curcumin in Major Depressive Disorder: A Randomized Controlled Trial” (Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, 2014)
  • Findings: The study found that curcumin, the active compound in turmeric, had anti-inflammatory effects and showed promise as an adjunctive treatment for major depressive disorder.
  1. Antioxidant Effects:
  • Study: “Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Curcumin” (Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, 2007)
  • Findings: The study highlighted curcumin’s potent antioxidant properties, which help neutralize free radicals and reduce oxidative stress, potentially protecting against various chronic diseases.
  1. Anti-Cancer Potential:
  • Study: “Curcumin, the Golden Spice From Indian Saffron, is a Chemosensitizer and Radiosensitizer for Tumors and Chemoprotector and Radioprotector for Normal Organs” (Nutrition and Cancer, 2010)
  • Findings: This study suggested that curcumin may act as a chemosensitizer and radiosensitizer for tumors, enhancing the effectiveness of cancer treatments, while also acting as a chemoprotector and radioprotector for normal organs during cancer therapies.
  1. Cardiovascular Health:
  • Study: “Effect of Curcumin Supplementation on Blood Glucose, Glycemic Status, and Insulin Resistance: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials” (Phytotherapy Research, 2020)
  • Findings: This meta-analysis indicated that curcumin supplementation may have potential benefits in improving glycemic status and reducing insulin resistance, which could be beneficial for cardiovascular health.
  1. Neuroprotective Effects:
  • Study: “Curcumin as a Therapeutic Agent in the Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease” (Drug Design, Development and Therapy, 2017)
  • Findings: The study explored the potential of curcumin in the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease and suggested that its neuroprotective properties may help mitigate cognitive decline.
  1. Anti-Arthritic Properties:
  • Study: “Efficacy and Safety of Curcuma domestica Extracts in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis” (Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 2019)
  • Findings: The research demonstrated that curcumin extracts from Turmeric (Curcuma domestica) improved knee pain and physical function in patients with knee osteoarthritis.

Adding more turmeric to your diet is a great way to get the most out of this amazing spice. Whether you choose to add it directly to your food or make delicious recipes with turmeric as the main ingredient, there are plenty of ways to enjoy its benefits. Now, Let’s see how you can incorporate it into your diet.

Turmeric drinks

1. Turmeric ginger lemonade relieves joint pain, reduces blood pressure, and boosts metabolism.

2. Drinking turmeric and cinnamon tea is effective in weight loss, reducing mucus, and inflammation and improving immunity

3. When mixed with honey, it becomes strong anti-inflammatory combination as effective as anti-inflammatory drugs without causing any side effects.

1. Turmeric ginger lemonade:-

Turmeric Ginger Lemonade

Prep:- 5mins

Serves:- 1

Ingredients:- 400 ml water, 1/4 Teaspoon Turmeric powder, 1 Teaspoon(1 inch crushed )ginger juice, 1/2 Teaspoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon honey (optional)

Process:- Take a glass. Add turmeric powder, crushed ginger juice, lemon juice, and honey to it. Put 400 ml water and mix well. Add 2-3 mint leaves for flavor.

This juice is a great Immunity Booster.

Tip:- You can also replace turmeric powder with raw one. In that case, use 2 inch size.

2. Turmeric and Cinnamon Tea:-

Turmeric and Cinnamon Tea

Prep:- 5mins

Serves:- 2

Ingredients:- 3 cups water, 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric powder, 1 Teaspoon cinnamon powder, 1/4 teaspoon coarse black pepper powder, 1 teaspoon ginger crushed, 1/2 Teaspoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon honey (optional)

Process:- Add 3 cups of water to a pan. Add Crushed ginger, black pepper powder, and turmeric powder to it. Boil it for 5 minutes. Switch off the gas stoveSieve tea. Add ½ tsp lemon juice. You can add a tbsp of honey which is completely optional.

This tea is extremely beneficial for weight loss. You will start to see the result in just one week. So try it. One cup of tea is sufficient to help with weight loss as it is hot in nature more than that is not recommended. For turmeric tea, you can use  1/2  teaspoon turmeric powder or 1-inch fresh turmeric root. 

Tip:-Adding Black Pepper helps to activate it. Black pepper helps your body to absorb more curcumin, the active ingredient in it.

Turmeric Supplements:- Some people might prefer using turmeric supplements rather than incorporating it into their diet directly.


Turmeric is an ancient superfood that has been used during centuries for its health-promoting properties. It is a natural source of antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, and other beneficial compounds that can help protect your body from disease. With its wide range of health benefits, it’s no wonder why it has become so popular in recent years. From reducing inflammation and pain to helping with digestive issues, this one super spice can help you unlock the hidden health benefits it offers today for a better you tomorrow.

Having learned so many benefits, I am sure you will always keep this natural antinflammatory medicine on hand. Please let me know how this Tea and lemonade turns out for you in the comments.

I’m always so eager to hear from you.


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2 thoughts on “What are the health benefits of taking turmeric?”

  1. I am taking a turmeric supplement, mainly to help prevent inflammation of my joints. But it is great to see that there are so many other benefits of incorporating turmeric in your diet. 

    I have also very successfully brewed a mixture of fresh turmeric and ginger, and use it when I feel a cold or flu coming. It certainly boosts my immune system. The turmeric and cinnamon tea sounds amazing, specially if it can also help with weight loss. How many cups of the tea should one having during a day to help with weight loss? If I want to use fresh turmeric, how much should I use to replace the turmeric powder? Thank you.

    • Good to hear that you have already incorporated turmeric into your diet.  One cup of tea is sufficient to help with weight loss as turmeric is hot in nature more than that is not recommended. For turmeric tea, you can use  1/2  teaspoon turmeric powder or 1-inch fresh turmeric root. 
      Thanks and All the best


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