8. Helps Treat Arthritis
Arthritis refers to the inflammation of the joints. By fighting inflammation, turmeric can decrease pain and help patients regain mobility (12).
Best of all, it doesn’t have all the negative side-effects of prescription medication, making it a safe long-term solution to this painful disease.
9. Prevents Cancer
Turmeric is effective in preventing cancers of the digestive system (13). It does so by blocking the spread of tumour cells through suppression of NF-κB and STAT3 pathways.
Whole turmeric is actually more cancer preventive then its active compound, curcumin – which is often isolated in supplements (14).
10. Treats Depression
Most medication to treat depression can have severe side-effects, including suicidal ideation or other psychotic disorders. Turmeric actually only has positive effects on mental health. It’s also just as effective as Prozac, a commonly prescribed anti-depressant.
Turmeric make a great addition to spice mixes, but it can also make a great herbal tea. Drink it up as golden milk for a tasty and healthy treat!