Turmeric Root is the raw form of turmeric powder.
Apart from reducing inflammation in the body, raw turmeric boosts immunity, improves digestion, and provides a natural glow to the skin. A study published in the journal ‘Foods’ in 2018 found that consuming raw turmeric regularly can offer digestive benefits by reducing symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and bloating.
Immune System Support: Turmeric’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties may support the immune system, helping the body fight infections and illnesses.
Anti-Inflammatory Properties: Curcumin is a powerful anti-inflammatory compound. It may help reduce inflammation in the body, which is thought to play a role in many chronic diseases.
Antioxidant Activity: Turmeric has antioxidant properties that can help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. This may contribute to its anti-aging effects.
Pain Relief: Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric may help alleviate pain, particularly in conditions like arthritis. Some people use it as a natural alternative to over-the-counter pain relievers.
Joint Health: Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory effects may also benefit joint health by reducing symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Digestive Health: Turmeric has been used traditionally to aid digestion. It may help with indigestion and bloating and may stimulate bile production, which can aid in digestion.
Heart Health: Some studies suggest that curcumin may improve the function of the endothelium (the lining of blood vessels) and reduce the risk of heart disease.
Brain Health: Curcumin may have neuroprotective properties and could potentially play a role in the prevention or management of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.
Cancer Prevention: While research is ongoing, some studies suggest that curcumin might have anticancer properties by inhibiting the growth of cancer cells and preventing the spread of tumors.
Skin Health: Turmeric is sometimes used topically for its potential benefits on the skin, including reducing acne and improving overall skin tone.
How To Use
Turmeric root, when fresh, can last in your fridge for a few weeks. All you have to do is peel it and add it to your favorite dishes by either finely chopping or shredding it. When you use it in its fresh form, turmeric is milder, so you can use a whole root (about 3 inches long) in a single recipe. You can use fresh turmeric in soups, stews, stir-fries, curry dishes, smoothies, salads, roasted vegetable dishes, veggie burgers, baked goods, turmeric lattes, and more.