liver health

Liver which is predominantly being the largest gland in our body is also extremely essential for our sustenance. It has an indispensable role to play when it comes to various everyday but essential activities such as digesting food, absorbing nutrients, producing necessary chemicals, detoxifying our blood, fighting infections, etc.

Liver Health: The Role of Turmeric

Turmeric is said to be one of the most effective herbs known to mankind, both from culinary and curative point of view. Almost indispensable in the kitchen, this ‘Queen-of-all-Spices’ is also supposed to fight and even potentially reverse various physical adversities. But what is it that makes turmeric so amazingly useful? It is because of Curcumin, which is essentially turmeric’s most active compound. It gives turmeric that dazzling yellow colour, and its absolute presence makes turmeric deliver some excellent well-being benefits, especially to the liver. For this reason, Turmeric also escalates the bile secretion and aids in improved functions of digestion and assimilation. In fact, studies suggest that Curcumin indeed offers the most-effective natural treatments to the liver-based complications.

Turmeric Repairs Damaged Liver Tissues & Promotes Liver Health

Although our ancient healthcare sciences have sworn by the effectiveness of Turmeric, yet it is of late that world-over it has come to realize the sheer range of benefits Curcumin offers to our body, especially the liver. Even the modern-day medication has realized its powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects on our health, and is encouragingly making use of turmeric in a host of medications, especially those relating to the health of the liver.

Is Turmeric Really Good For Your Liver?

Turmeric or Haridra is a renowned plant-based medicine that has long been used traditionally in various Asian countries, especially in China and India. Ayurveda, the age-old science of health and well-being, recommends turmeric for its resourceful therapeutic nature, suggesting it as apt to be used in many preparations that promote liver’s health. It is well acceptable that curcumin present in the condiment or herb of turmeric essentially helps in improving liver fibroids; repairs damaged liver tissues thus providing amplified protection against potential liver damage, and also ensures a smooth and healthy functioning of the vital organ. Curcumin, the active ingredient in Turmeric is also sparingly beneficial in case of fatty liver as it controls the assimilation of cholesterol in the liver. Not only is it supposed to be liver-protective, Turmeric also goes a long way in looking after health of our gall-bladder and to reduce the liver fat. Consequently, in order to keep the liver in its best shape and to continue working just as effectively, it is wise for us to make curcumin/turmeric ‘the wonder spice’, a staple part of our everyday diet and dietary supplements.

Turmeric Helps fix irritable bowel syndrome?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), an inflammatory disease of the bowel, refers to the abnormal contraction of the large intestine, and is characterized by gas or acidity, frequent sessions of constipation/diarrhoea. It is also supplemented by pain and cramps in the abdominal region. Over a period of time, IBS may lead us to stress and depression, and eventually affect our overall quality of life. Turmeric, being a great source of anti-oxidants, also exhibits some exceptional anti-inflammatory and carminative properties. It is believed that Turmeric, due to Curcumin – its active ingredient, helps dismiss the symptoms of IBS effectively. This is mainly due to its ability to reduce the gut motility by declining the stretching and contractions of the muscles in the digestive or the gastro intestinal tract. It also has a inclination to naturally alleviate intestinal snags, and is therefore assumed to be one of the best herb based remedies for those looking to cure the discomforting IBS.

Turmeric Is Vital For Health

As essential as it is for our health, it is prone to benefit in a variety of diseases and disorders. These may be provisional or long-term in nature, and may be caused by a variety of factors such as viral infection, congestion, cellular damage, excessive consumption of alcohol etc. The difficulty would emerge when over a period of time, these issues could lead to some serious and severe complications and even result in the formation of jaundice, liver cirrhosis, cancer or other chronic liver diseases.

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About the Author:

Dr Sonica Krishan is Author and Speaker in the areas of Healthy and Joyous Living through Ayurveda, Meditation, Yoga and other Contemplative practices. She is a leading Ayurveda Professional in India. She is also Health Writer, Columnist, Editor, Ayurveda Consultant and Holistic Healing Coach. Dr Sonica is open for National as well as International Collaborations with interested people / institutions in fields of Ayurveda, Meditation and Yoga.

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