Turmeric: Centuries of Health Benefits
For centuries, turmeric’s versatile health-giving properties have been utilised in traditional systems of medicine such as India’s Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Herbal Medicine. Each embrace an holistic philosophy to treat and prevent the underlying causes of illness rather than target specific symptoms.
Throughout history, turmeric has played multiple roles – including as an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, analgesic, anti-tumour, wound healer, antibiotic, antibacterial, antiseptic, liver protectant, supporter of the immune, nervous and cardiovascular systems and treatment for joint pain, digestive discomfort, allergies, insect bites and skin rashes.
In the past two decades, turmeric has been among the most medicinally researched plants in the world with studies continuing to show its promise for many modern disorders.