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Using turmeric for treating various diseases and health problems.

BY: David Prakash Kumar | Category: Food and Drinks | Post Date: 2009-10-17

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Turmeric can be considered as a miracle drug because of its use in many complicated diseases. In fact turmeric is used by people around the world for its health benefits to treat complicated conditions like Alzheimer's diseases to cancer. Turmeric is not only used to treat these complicated conditions, but also many other simpler conditions. Turmeric is sometimes used as a pain killer, treatment for depression, managing obesity, healing wounds, reducing chances of cancer and skin treatments.

Health benefits of using turmeric

1. Pain killer:

Turmeric has anti inflammatory and also pain relieving properties. This is useful in treating many conditions like arthritis for which the mainstay of treatment includes pain relief and anti inflammatorily drugs. So turmeric is used for these health benefits in many traditional medicines including herbal system of medicine.

2. Weight management:

Another important health benefit related to consumption of turmeric is the management of obesity. The reason that turmeric is used in managing weight is that turmeric helps in fat metabolism. So there is less fat stored as deposits in the body. As there is less fat stored in the body. It leads to reduced chance of a person becoming fat or obese. This is the reason that many diets include turmeric as part of the diet.

3. Depression:

Turmeric as already said is used in many herbal and traditional medicines. One of the most important use of turmeric in medicine is in the treatment of depression. Depression is a very common problem. In fact one of the conditions that is grossly neglected and untreated is mental problems including depression. This depression can be treated by including turmeric regularly in the diet.

4. Cancers:

Other than reducing the chances of cancers from spreading from one part of the body to another, turmeric also prevents the growth of new blood vessels in tumors. This is one of the rare foods that helps in preventing as well as treating cancer.

5. Wound healing:

Another important health benefit of using turmeric as part of the diet is that fact that turmeric can be used to treat wounds. Turmeric is a natural antiseptic. This fact is used to treat open wounds where there is a chance of infection. Other than helping to prevent infection. Turmeric can also be used to remodel the damaged skin of a person who has been affected by various conditions that affect the skin of people.

6. Skin problems:

Turmeric can also be used to treat various skin conditions that include severe cases of psoriasis. The anti inflammatory property of turmeric is used to treat these skin conditions that are anti inflammatory in nature. The skin conditions that are resilient to medications can be treated sometimes with the use of turmeric.

These are the various conditions that can be treated with turmeric, other than the major conditions. Though the use of turmeric in health care is wide and varied, certain precautions are necessary. One of the precautions while using turmeric is that it should not be used in large amounts by pregnant women because it can cause uterine contraction. Another precaution is that turmeric should not be used in abnormally high quantities by those suffering from gallstones and bile obstructions.

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About Author / Additional Info: I am a physiotherapist and also a freelance writer. I have been writing for many blogs and websites and also take up freelance assignments. Comments are welcome at prakashdavid@rediffmail.com

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