8 Uses of Turmeric and its Benefits*

Published on May 01, 2015

Turmeric is so versatile and easy to use that it could be considered the little black dress of herbs, or perhaps the Swiss Army knife. This golden-hued rhizome (root) is used in cuisines the world over to impart color and a pleasantly warm taste to foods such as curries, rice and even mustard, butter and cheese. Turmeric is an auspicious herb in Hinduism and has been used for ceremonial purposes across Micronesia.

Turmeric has a bright future. Beyond its culinary, scientific and traditional uses, this plant has long been recognized for its ability to support the body in a variety of ways.*

No matter the analogy you choose to describe it, know that this vibrant root can be used in plenty of situations and prepared in any number of ways. Turmeric has been a staple in Chinese and Indian folk medicine for centuries, and in recent years it has moved beyond the kitchen in the West, too.

Modern science has identified active components in Turmeric called curcumins, which provide yellow pigments as well as antioxidant support.* These compounds can help to promote healthy inflammatory function and help maintain overall health and vitality.* Studies are showing that when an extract of Turmeric and Black Pepper are combined, the bioavailability of the curcumins can increase.*

Here are some of the common uses of Turmeric:

Like to break a sweat?

The antioxidant action in Turmeric can help support the body after a workout.* Sip on this Brightened Up Mango Turmeric Smoothie with TurmericBoost Uplift, and add a scoop of your favorite protein powder, if desired. The pineapple in this tasty drink contains an enzyme called bromelain that has been used to support the muscles after exercise.* This component, like Turmeric’s curcumins, supports a healthy inflammatory response.*

Want to support heart health?*

Research has linked Turmeric to helping maintain normal levels of blood triglycerides, as well as promotion of healthy arterial flow.*

Do your joints need a little TLC?*

Turmeric promotes healthy joint function by supporting a healthy inflammatory response.* The Omega-3 fatty acids found in chia seeds, flax and cold-water fish also help support healthy joint function.* This Pumpkin Chia Pudding, made with TurmericBoost Restore, is a tasty snack or quick breakfast. Plus, pumpkin is a good source of potassium, a mineral that plays a role in skeletal and smooth muscle contractions.*

Want to give your liver some love?

Turmeric is to herbs what the liver is to the body: a workhorse that multi-tasks. For the liver, Turmeric provides antioxidant support and helps support normal bile production.*

In search of a natural support for healthy digestion?*

Turmeric can assist in digestion of dietary fats by supporting the gallbladder and has traditionally been used to stimulate digestion.*

Experience occasional pain?

Turmeric has been used to support a healthy response to occasional pain and promote healthy inflammatory function.*

Hunting for immune support, pronto?*

Curcumins have been shown to support production of proteins that help regulate immune cell function.*

Looking for simple daily support for the whole body?*

TurmericBoost dietary powders are a simple, tasty way to integrate Turmeric into your diet. (In case you were wondering, they taste like delicious, real vanilla chai, with just a hint of warmth from Turmeric.) Shake TurmericBoost Restore with water or stir it into your favorite milk for a quick, easy and delicious “boost” any time of day.