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Turmeric is great for your skin: Its anti-inflammatory properties help to reduce redness and skin irritation, whilst its anti-bacterial qualities make it great for blemishes and acne. Apparently it's especially effective for those suffering from psoriasis and acne scarring.
Curcumin, one of its main component, can help to protect against the effects of Alzheimer's disease, promoting repair to stem cells in the brain.
Curcumin also has anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and wound-healing properties, which means it can help to relieve joint pain.
It can also sooth sprains, settle upset stomachs, stop diarrhoea and reduce bloating. Studies have found that turmeric can help to delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes, lowering blood glucose levels and reversing insulin resistance.
Thanks to its anti-bacterial and anti-parasitic qualities, turmeric can help to prevent stomach ulcers, and reduce infection in the gut.
Curcumin helps to manage depression without the side effects of antidepressant drugs.
According to the American Cancer Society, turmeric interferes with 'several important molecular pathways involved in cancer development, growth and spread,' meaning it can help to fight against cancer.
Turmeric has been found to reduce levels of 'bad' cholesterol in the body, whilst increasing the levels of 'good' cholesterol.