Turmeric: Centuries of Health Benefits
Turmeric has been trusted for centuries as a powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and tonic for health and wellbeing. Research has shown that turmeric can regulate your immune system’s response to disease, infection and free radicals – substances that damage the body as a result of ageing, lifestyle and environmental factors.
Turmeric’s versatile health-giving properties have been utilised in traditional systems of medicine for centuries. Based on holistic philosophies that regard the patient as an individual, they aim to prevent the underlying causes of illness rather than target specific symptoms.
Turmeric has been traditionally used in
- Western Herbal Medicine: to support the immune system and maintain health and wellbeing; as an anti-inflammatory; as an antioxidant to reduce free radical damage to body cells, to relieve mild joint aches and pains, as a liver protectant and to maintain gastrointestinal health.
- Ayurvedic Herbal Medicine: to support the cardiovascular system, reduce upper respiratory congestion, support mental endurance and nervous system health
- Chinese Herbal Medicine: as an anti-inflammatory and a restorative and longevity tonic
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.