The Health Benefits of Turmeric

March 4, 2020

With its vivid yellow-orange hue, turmeric is a recognisable and regularly utilised spice in Indian and Pakistani cuisine. After all, it can change the colour of a dish in an instant and adds a pungent, bitter flavour to curry and stew. With this said, many people are unaware of the medicinal uses of turmeric when implemented regularly in the diet. Read on as we go over three health benefits…

Reduces High Cholesterol

From a medical point of view, there are two different types of cholesterol: the good kind (HDL) and the bad kind (LDL). According to research, turmeric in the diet can lower low-density lipoproteins (LDL) in the blood which clog the arteries overtime and increase a person’s risk of heart disease and heart attacks. Whilst the spice must also be implemented alongside a healthy diet and exercise plan, it is thought that turmeric may be an effective way to protect the heart.

Eases IBS Symptoms

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, also known as IBS, is a digestive disorder that can cause debilitating symptoms like bloating, diarrhoea, constipation and stomach cramps. In fact, many cases are idiopathic which means that the cause cannot be determined and this makes the condition difficult to treat. With this said, a study of 207 adults suffering from IBS found that turmeric may be the solution to stomach cramps and other IBS symptoms. In fact, turmeric is also a key component in the study of treatment for other bowel diseases like Chron’s and ulcerative colitis.

Relieves Headaches

As the 3rd most common medical condition in the world, headaches can stop suffers in their tracks. Luckily, they are often caused by tension, stress, dehydration or lack of sleep which means that they can be easily rectified and do not pose a long-term threat. With this said, around 2% of the global population suffer from chronic migraines, which are defined as a headache that occurs 15 or more days per month. According to studies and online reviews, turmeric is a popular treatment for such conditions because the curcumin that it contains, an active ingredient with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Here at Royal Nawaab, we pay close attention to our recipes in order to ensure that the finished product is both authentic and nutritional. After all, a hearty Indian meal should benefit the body as well as excite the taste buds! Luckily, a wide range of our dishes are made using authentic spices like turmeric. To find out more information about the health benefits of Indian and Pakistani spices, get in contact with a member of the Royal Nawaab team or book a table at our restaurant today!