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If you’re looking for a simple and delicious way to enhance your mind-body health, the beautiful yellow spice known as turmeric is a pharmacy unto itself and it may be the most effective nutritional supplement in existence.
Turmeric contains bioactive compounds with powerful medicinal properties. These compounds are called curcuminoids, the most important of which is curcumin.
Curcumin is the primary active ingredients in turmeric. It contains powerful anti-inflammatory and strong antioxidant properties and can inhibit the growth of cancer cells. As researchers have found, curcumin is not easily absorbed by the body, but a chemical known as piperine in black pepper can increase the amount of curcumin your body can absorb.
Working with the top researchers, the hosts of the BBC program recruited 100 volunteers for their turmeric test, then divided participants into three groups. One group was asked to consume a teaspoon of turmeric every day for six weeks, ideally mixed with their food, such as warm milk or yogurt. The second group was asked to swallow a supplement containing a teaspoon of turmeric. A third group took a placebo pill.
The doctor reported that perhaps unsurprisingly, no changes occurred in the group that took the placebo pill. The group that took the turmeric supplement pill also didn't show any difference. "But the group who mixed turmeric powder into their food — there we saw quite substantial changes," Dr. Widschwendter told the BBC. "We found one particular gene which showed the biggest difference," the doctor said, adding that the gene is thought to be involved in a handful of diseases, such as depression, asthma, eczema, and cancer.