Have a look at the most prominent benefits of the herb “Turmeric”

1. Prevents Cancer: Turmeric can destroy cancer cells and stop growth of prostate cancer by acting as a protector against radiation-induced tumors. Active components present in turmeric can prevent tumor cells such as T-cell leukemia, colon carcinomas and breast carcinomas.

2. Controls Diabetes: Turmeric can be used to cure diabetes by moderating insulin levels, improving glucose control and by increasing the effect of medications used to treat diabetes. One of the most prominent benefit of turmeric is that it helps in preventing Type-2 diabetes by reducing resistance towards insulin. Although, one should always consult a healthcare expert before increasing consumption of turmeric because over dosage can also cause  hypoglycemia or low blood sugar levels.

3. Reduces Cholesterol Level: Researchers have found that consuming turmeric in your food can lower serum cholesterol levels. Curry spice's active constituent curcumin is a messaging molecule that directs genes to increase the production of mRNA (messenger proteins) that watch the building of receptors for LDL (bad) cholesterol in the liver cells. With more number of LDL-receptors, liver cells will be able to clear more LDL-cholesterol from the body.

4. Boosts Immunity: Lipopolysaccharide substance present in Turmeric helps stimulate the immunity system of the body. Its antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal qualities help strengthen the immune system. Turmeric shields immunity system and hence lessens the chances of catching cold, flu and cough. The most effective way way of curing your cold and cough is by consuming a teaspoon of turmeric powder in a glass of warm milk and drinking it twice daily.

5. Heals wounds effectively: Turmeric is believed to be the best natural antiseptic, antibacterial agent and it can also be used as an effective disinfectant. One can apply it on a cut or burn, and it will speed up the healing process. It has proved to be an effective remedy for psoriasis and other several inflammatory skin conditions.

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