What Does Ayurveda Say About the Benefits of Turmeric for Healthy Inflammatory Support and Vitality?
Turmeric (Curcuma longa) holds a significant position in the culinary and nutraceutical worlds. This orange-yellow rhizome was equally popular in the Vedic period, where they called it an ‘earthy herb of the sun’.
The benefits of Turmeric make it a powerful dietary supplement. 1 It supports the elimination of free radicals accumulating in the body. This action helps achieve optimal health and active life.
In addition, it promotes a healthy response to occasional inflammation, which provides the body with relief from deep-seated toxins. It also offers muscle and joint support that sustains flexibility and movement. 3,4 Along with this, it offers immune support too.
This bitter turmeric powder aids liver health and skin health by encouraging the body’s natural ability to remove toxins. Helping healthy elimination of toxins from the blood and rejuvenates and supports healthy skin, imparting natural skin glow and youthful appearance.
It also nourishes the cells and supports the reduction of occasional oxidative stress, and helps promote healthier blood-sugar metabolism.
Other benefits of Turmeric include helping maintain healthy gut flora and promoting healthy digestion. Besides this, its phytonutrients maintain the proper functioning of respiratory and cardiovascular systems.
Turmeric helps maintain the Kapha and Pitta doshas. It balances the Kapha dosha due to dry quality, while its bitter principles and warm potency balance the Pitta dosha. These functions help maintain clear srotas (subtle channels of the body). Turmeric also supports the mobilization of Kapha by opening the blood vessels to stimulate blood circulation. One has to use caution as it can irritate the Pitta due to excessive consumption.
Athreya offers Turmeric (Curcuma longa) in capsule form. Consuming Turmeric powder in the form of a tea or warm milk latte fortifies the immune system and revitalizes our overall health. If we consider the benefits of using turmeric powder vs. pills, then powders have a higher ranking. That is because the powder form is more bioavailable.