Turmeric powder is a spice that can also be taken as a medicinal material, which is a powdered substance ground with the roots of turmeric. It has a very strong spicy taste and also has some bitterness. Turmeric is one of the most effective natural nutraceuticals. Many mainstream studies have confirmed that it is good for the body and brain. Turmeric can have great medicinal value mainly because of the curcumin contained in it.
The main pharmacological effects of curcumin are anti-oxidation, anti-inflammatory, anti-coagulation, lipid-lowering, anti-atherosclerosis, anti-aging to eliminate free radicals and inhibit tumor growth. It can effectively counteract the harm of free radicals, and also promote the body's own antioxidant enzyme activity, protect the liver and kidneys, and anti-fibrosis. Curcumin can prevent joint swelling and arthritis, and is also effective for cardiovascular diseases and cancer.
There are many ways to take turmeric. Since it is a spice, the user can sprinkle it on food such as sauces, soups, milk, tea, and the like. Because of its poor absorption capacity, it is best to mix with black pepper to enhance the body's ability to absorb. It should be noted that the content of curcumin in turmeric spice (turmeric powder) is not high, only about 3%. And its content in turmeric extract is much higher than that. Apart from that, turmeric can also be taken in capsules. If you want to buy turmeric supplements on the market, you need to pay attention to the content of curcumin in the capsule. The content of different brands of turmeric extract will greatly affect the content of curcumin. If you don't want to buy curcumin capsules on the market, you can also buy some turmeric extract and empty capsules, and then homemade curcumin capsules.
It is generally believed that turmeric is safe in terms of the amount of the drug, but it is important to consult the doctor before using the drug or any substance because it can interact with several drugs. Once the recommended dose is exceeded, your stomach will be affected. Second, curcumin has the effect of stimulating the uterus and may cause an increase in menstrual bleeding. These two factors are particularly prone to risk of miscarriage for pregnant women. Therefore, it is not recommended to take curcumin during pregnancy. In addition, taking curcumin in patients with specific diseases such as diabetes is likely to cause some serious side effects. Many studies have confirmed that curcumin can lower blood sugar. If diabetics have taken blood sugar control drugs, taking curcumin can easily cause complications. In addition, curcumin also has a blood pressure lowering effect, so people taking antihypertensive drugs should also avoid it.