Turmeric is a famous anti-inflammatory herb with powerful antioxidant properties.
But did you know…
- Turmeric essential oil, made from the roots, effectively prevents cancer, especially colon cancer.
- When not being used fresh, turmeric is boiled for about 20-30 minutes and then dried in hot ovens before being ground into powder.
- Turmeric contains curcumin, a strong antioxidant with significant anti-inflammatory properties. However, curcumin is poorly absorbed by the body. The two key methods for increasing its absorption are: 1) eating it with fatty foods, since it is fat-soluble, or 2) taking curcumin with black pepper, which increases the absorption of the compound by 2000 percent!
Turmeric has many important immune-enhancing and health-supporting benefits. Find out more about this important herb.