University of Maryland Medical Center report on the benefits of Turmeric

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As Turmeric is one of the primary ingredients in Organic Root Cider we thought this would be of interest! Turmeric (Curcuma longa) has been used for 4,000 years to treat a variety of conditions. Studies show that turmeric may help fight infections , reduce inflammation, and treat digestive problems.

Turmeric is widely used in cooking and gives Indian curry its flavor and yellow color. It is also used in mustard and to color butter and cheese. Turmeric has been used in both Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine as an anti-inflammatory, to treat digestive and liver problems, skin diseases, and wounds.

Curcumin is also a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants scavenge molecules in the body known as free radicals, which damage cell membranes, tamper with DNA, and even cause cell death. Antioxidants can fight free radicals and may reduce or even help prevent some of the damage they cause.

In addition, curcumin lowers the levels of two enzymes in the body that cause inflammation. It also stops platelets from clumping together to form blood clots.

You can read the complete report here – http://www.umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/turmeric;  interesting to note, link now redirects to: https://www.umms.org/ummc/about/alternative-medicine

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