Why You Should Start Taking Turmeric
Posted on March 29 2019
The natural world offers much in the way of remedies and health supporting plants, each with their own applications and benefits. In this article, we take a look at the advantages involved with including a combination of two very special naturally occurring substances in your regular dietary routine.
The two we are talking about are Black Seed and Turmeric, both of which have numerous benefits to health in their own right. We now take a brief look at each of the main constituent parts of these amazing capsules individually, as the list of benefits is quite extensive.
Black Seed Oil
We’ve spoken at length before in our blogs about the benefits of using cold-pressed Black Seed Oil on a regular basis, but we’ll cover them off briefly now for those new to our website. It really needs to be explained to fully appreciate just how beneficial to health this substance can be.
Created from the raw plant matter of the Nigella Sativa Plant and dating back more than three millennia, Black Seed Oil can help improve symptoms associated with:
- Poor liver function
- Kidney disease
- Asthma & bronchitis
Organic Black Seed Oil is also known to have numerous general health benefits, such as:
- Boosting the immune system
- Improving cognitive function
- Soothing sore throats and coughs
- Reducing the appearance of scar tissue
- Reducing the chronic pain caused by arthritis
- Helping to lower levels of cholesterol
It wouldn’t be inaccurate to call Black Seed Oil something of a panacea for ailments, imbalances and diseases in the human body, so wide are its applications.
The herb that is turmeric is familiar to most people as being the element that gives some curries their yellow appearance in Indian cuisine, but it’s so much more than just a food ingredient. The reason for this is that organic turmeric also contains powerful compounds known as curcuminoids and the most important and abundant of these is curcumin.
Curcumin is a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, but the amounts of curcumin you’ll find in the turmeric you cook with are far, far lower than the levels you’ll find in Black Seed and Turmeric supplement capsules. Also, capsules like these contain black pepper, which isn’t done for taste purposes. It helps curcumin to be absorbed into the blood, which is slow to occur without its help. Black pepper contains an element known as piperine that can boost curcumin absorption by as much as twenty times.
Regular consumption of turmeric supplements is also believed to help:
- Improve Brain Function and a Lower Risk of Brain Diseases
- Increase brain levels of BDNF (Brain-derived neurotrophic factor) which helps encourage new neurons to grow and fight degenerative illness like Alzheimer’s and dementia
- Lower your risk of or reverse the progression of heart disease
Let’s stay looking at the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of turmeric, to help you understand what inflammation is and why it happens. Knowing this process will help you better grasp exactly why the benefits of anti-inflammatories and antioxidants are so wide-ranging.
Inflammation is a vital bodily function that occurs when your immune system fights foreign bodies that have found their way in. If your body didn’t react in this way, bacteria pathogens could quickly overwhelm you and kill you. The inflammation process works really well in protecting us in the short term, but when it goes on too long, it can begin to attack healthy tissue.
It’s widely believed in medical science that chronically experienced low-levels of inflammation are to blame for pretty much every known Western disease, including major illness like cancer and heart disease. This is why the job curcumin performs is so important to long-term, sustained health and this natural ingredient is so effective that it rivals the efficacy of pharmaceuticals without the undesirable side effects.
The curcumin found in turmeric blocks a molecule known as NF-kB, which finds its way into your cells and activates the inflammation process, thereby stopping inflammation before it can do any harm. This characteristic makes the curcumin found in turmeric very helpful to those suffering with arthritic inflammation.
Many diseases and the ageing process are believed to be caused by oxidative stress that occurs during our everyday lives. Free radicals are highly chemically reactive and can cause much damage within the human body, unless of course, antioxidants are present to neutralize them.
Not only do the antioxidant qualities of organic turmeric help to fight free radicals, but they also help to boost the body’s own ability to create antioxidant enzymes, which has a compound effect on keeping them under control. Include turmeric in your diet and you’re protected in more ways than one.
The Combined Might of Black Seed & Turmeric
When you combine the power of turmeric with cold-pressed Black Seed Oil, you get a supplement that really packs a punch. The all-round benefits to health certainly should not be underestimated, as each benefit compounds the others to help keep us healthy, balanced and full of vitality. When so many different benefits are provided simultaneously the power of both main ingredients is magnified and becomes even more effective.
Purity is Key
At Nature’s Blends, we understand that there is a direct link between how gently natural products are processed and how effective they are at keeping us healthy. The more of the innate goodness that is preserved, the more benefit you’re going to get out of them.
That’s why our Black Seed and Turmeric capsules and our entire natural supplement range is created using the most gentle, ethical and ecologically sustainable farming and manufacturing methods. It’s something we live by and perhaps why our products are amongst the best you’ll find on the market.