The AMAZING health benefits of organic turmeric

Turmeric, also known as Indian saffron or the “golden spice of life” because of its bright yellow-orange color, is one of the most studied botanicals in modern science and is also considered one of the most powerful herbs in existence. [1] 

Scientifically known as Curcuma longa, turmeric belongs to the ginger (Zingiberaceae) family. [2] Cultivated in tropical climates across Asia, this useful plant barely reaches three feet in height and produces flowers as well as a stem that is found underground called a rhizome. [3] This rhizome is then crushed to make turmeric root powder, one of the most popular health foods today. 

The use of turmeric dates back to the Vedic age in India, where it was used as an herb, a culinary spice and an item of ritual significance. Its chemical properties give it powerful health benefits. Turmeric can be consumed fresh or in a dried powder form. 

Turmeric has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic Medicine as a natural remedy for various situations. [4] According to studies, turmeric contains more than 300 different phytonutrients, including beta-carotene, flavonoids and curcumin, its most well-known active component. Turmeric also contains an abundance of essential nutrients like iron, niacin, potassium, vitamin C, zinc and more. All of these components, especially curcumin, contribute to turmeric’s many health benefits. [5] 

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Nutrient Database, one tablespoon of turmeric powder contains: 

  • 29 calories
  • 0.91 grams (g) of protein
  • 31 g of carbohydrates
  • 1 g of fiber
  • 26 percent of your daily manganese needs
  • 16 percent of daily iron needs
  • 5 percent of your daily potassium needs
  • 3 percent of your daily vitamin C 

Health benefits of organic turmeric root* 

Given its abundance of nutrients and beneficial phytonutrients, it’s no surprise that turmeric has been linked to several health benefits. Here are some of them: 

  1. Supports healthy cardiovascular function 

According to a study published in Nutrition Journal, curcumin in turmeric can interact with hundreds of molecular targets and influence metabolism. Thanks to its biological activities, curcumin can support cardiovascular function by helping you maintain healthy blood cholesterol levels that are already within the normal range. [6] 

  1. Supports healthy immune function 

Turmeric also offers considerable benefits for your immune health. In a study published in the Journal of Clinical Immunology, researchers found that curcumin can support healthy immune functions. Immune health is important for ensuring that your immune system can mount and control healthy immune responses. [7] 

  1. Supports healthy digestion 

There’s a reason why turmeric is traditionally used as a natural remedy for minor digestive issues. According to studies, turmeric’s beneficial properties, including its antioxidant activity, allow it to support healthy digestive function. [8][9] A study published in the journal Carbohydrate Polymers also reported that the polysaccharides in turmeric can help you maintain a healthy digestive tract by supporting mucin production by intestinal cells. [10] Mucin is a protein that helps protect your stomach lining from gastric acid. [11]  

  1. Supports your body’s natural elimination of toxins 

Your liver is one of the six organs involved in your body’s natural detoxification process. According to a study published in Clinical Cancer Research, curcumin can support the body’s natural production of detox enzymes, such as glutathione S-transferases (GSTs). [12] A family of multifunctional proteins, GSTs also work together with glutathione, the body’s master antioxidant, to protect healthy cells from oxidative damage. [13] 

  1. Supports healthy, glowing skin 

Turmeric is a common ingredient in cosmetic products, thanks to the skin benefits offered by curcumin. According to a study published in the journal Phytotherapy Research, curcumin’s many beneficial properties, including its antioxidant activity, allow turmeric to support healthy, glowing skin. [14][15] 

  1. Supports sensible weight management plans 

When combined with a balanced diet and regular exercise, turmeric can support sensible weight management goals according to a study published in the Journal of Applied Physiology. [16] 

  1. Supports strong and healthy bones 

Supplementing with turmeric is an excellent way to maintain strong and healthy bones according to a study published in Materials Today Chemistry. [17] A separate study also found that the curcuminoids in turmeric, which include curcumin, can support healthy cells responsible for bone health. [18]   

  1. Naturally uplifts your mood 

As explained by a study published in the Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, turmeric positively affects mood by supporting healthy serotonin and dopamine levels. [19] Serotonin, known as the “happy chemical,” functions as a natural mood stabilizer, while dopamine, the “feel-good hormone,” allows you to feel great. [20][21] 

Where to get organic turmeric 

The Health Ranger Store recognizes the health-supporting properties of clean, organic turmeric, which is why we’re bringing you these three amazing products: Health Ranger Select Organic Turmeric Root Powder, Health Ranger’s Organic Turmeric Gold Liquid Extract and Health Ranger’s Organic Turmeric Gold Plus with Black Pepper and Ginger

Made from 100% organic raw turmeric root grown in the pristine regions of India, Health Ranger Select Organic Turmeric Root Powder is one of the cleanest high-quality turmeric powders you’ll find on the market. It is vegan, gluten-free, non-China, non-GMO and certified Kosher and organic. Our premium turmeric powder is also lab-verified for cleanliness and contains no fillers, artificial sweeteners or additives. As with all our products, it is lab tested for glyphosate, heavy metals and microbiology. 

Health Ranger’s Organic Turmeric Gold Liquid Extract and Organic Turmeric Gold Plus with Black Pepper and Ginger allow you to enjoy the many health benefits of turmeric without the aftertaste associated with the raw herb. Our breakthrough formula contains no GMOs, additives or artificial sweeteners. It is vegan, certified organic and thoroughly lab tested for glyphosate, heavy metals and microbiology. Each serving (1/4 teaspoon) of Health Ranger’s Organic Turmeric Gold Liquid Extract contains 550 milligrams (mg) of raw turmeric extract. 

Recipe for lemon, ginger and turmeric infused water 

This turmeric, lemon and ginger water is an excellent pick-me-up when you’re feeling a little under the weather. [22] 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 Tablespoon Health Ranger Select Organic Turmeric Root Powder
  • 3-4 slices fresh ginger root
  • ½ lemon, sliced
  • 2 quarts water 

Instructions: 

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a large glass pitcher or carafe.
  2. Cover and refrigerate for 12-24 hours.
  3. Serve and enjoy. 

Recipe for a turmeric face mask for all skin types 

Turmeric is a safe ingredient to use for a DIY face mask. [23] 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 teaspoon Health Ranger Select Organic Turmeric Root Powder
  • 1 teaspoon organic apple cider vinegar
  • 1 ½ Tablespoon of organic honey
  • 1 teaspoon milk or yogurt 

Instructions: 

  1. In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients together. Aim for a paste-like consistency that will stick to your face without dripping.
  2. Before applying the mask to your face, wash and dry your face to remove any makeup or impurities. Keep in mind that turmeric stains clothing, so put on an old shirt.
  3. Apply the mask using your fingers, making sure to avoid the eye area.
  4. Allow the mask to sit on your face for about 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. Rinse the mask off with warm water and pat dry with a washcloth. The turmeric might temporarily stain your skin if you are pale, but it will go away in a few hours. Alternatively, you can use a cleansing oil to get rid of the yellowish hue. 

Enjoy the amazing health benefits of organic turmeric by adding it to your daily diet or skincare routine! 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to treat, cure or diagnose any disease or illness. 

References

[1] https://www.medicalnewstoday.com

[2] https://www.sciencedirect.com

[3] https://www.pbs.org

[4] https://indianculture.gov.in

[5] https://www.livescience.com

[6] https://nutritionj.biomedcentral.com

[7] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

[8] https://www.wjgnet.com

[9] https://badgut.org

[10] https://www.sciencedirect.com

[11] https://www.natureasia.com

[12] https://clincancerres.aacrjournals.org

[13] https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com

[14] https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com

[15] https://www.healthline.com

[16] https://journals.physiology.org

[17] https://www.sciencedirect.com

[18] https://opa.uahs.arizona.edu

[19] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

[20] https://www.healthline.com

[21] https://www.healthdirect.gov.au

[22] https://www.tasteofhome.com

[23] https://www.tasteofhome.com

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