20 Health Benefits of Turmeric
Last updated on September 4, 2015 Over the years, researchers have been learning more and more about the health benefits of turmeric and its active component, curcumin. It’s been eight years since we first published the 20 Health Benefits of Turmeric and I decided that it’s time for an update with links to the latest studies. Turmeric has been used for over 2500 years in India. The health benefits of turmeric have been slowly revealing themselves over the centuries. Long known for its anti-inflammatory properties, recent research has revealed that it can be helpful in the treatment of many different health conditions from cancer to Alzheimer’s disease. One thing to take note of is that research has found that consuming black pepper with curcumin increases its bioavailability. BRAIN TUMORS One of the biggest health benefits of turmeric is in the prevention and treatment of cancer. SKIN CANCER A study found that curcumin caused melanoma cells to commit suicide. H.