Turmeric is a root that is becoming popular for its properties equivalent to ibuprofen, but in addition, its consumption improves the health of the liver and the brain.
Turmeric for liver health
This root has been used for centuries to treat liver diseases, but for only two decades scientists have paid due attention to corroborate its effects as a liver protector.
Its main properties lie in its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory capabilities, which is why it can reduce liver damage caused by cirrhosis, alcohol, iron overdose, high levels of toxicity and liver diseases such as cholestasis.
The active compound, curcumin, can effectively reduce the effect of human carcinogens (such as thioacetamide) on the liver, thus lowering the risk of liver cancer.
Turmeric for brain health
Turmeric can also improve brain function. Science has discovered that curcumin inhibits the accumulation of beta-amyloid plaques, which are one of the main causes of Alzheimer's.
Also, due to its powerful anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric is very beneficial in treating said disease.
How to consume turmeric
Turmeric and coconut oil recipe
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
2 cups of coconut milk
1 pinch of black pepper
Heat the ingredients in a double boiler until the water comes to a boil. Turn off the heat and drink the preparation warm. This mixture can be added to other recipes, such as soups and curries.
Turmeric water recipe
A quarter teaspoon of turmeric
1 cup of water
Boil the water. Add the turmeric and cook for 10 minutes. Let stand cool before consuming.