Food for your Gut : Turmeric

Turmeric has been known to treat our body’s gastro-intestinal system. Turmeric helps our stomach to withstand digestive acids, which can otherwise harm it. Here are some benefits of turmeric to stomach:

Helps in case of indigestion: Research studies have shown that turmeric helps in releasing of bile which is believed to help in digestion of food. Turmeric is known to do this by stimulation gallbladder which releases bile. Bile plays an important role in digestion and absorption of fats and fat-soluble vitamins in our small intestine. The use of turmeric herb in digestion related problems has also been approved by The German Commission. Other studies have also shown the same.

Gas buildup: Turmeric calms upper digestive system by getting rid of gas. Turmeric is also known to help increase absorption in intestine and promote intestinal flora.

Ulcerative colitis is chronic digestive tract disease, it is not cure able and thus symptoms come and go. Ulcerative colitis can cause stomach pain and blood in feces. Studies wereTurmeric for Healthy Stomach conducted on patients with ulcerative colitis and it was found that patients which were given turmeric had lower relapse rate. Thus turmeric provided benefit to patients.

Gastric ulcers: The food we eat today can potentially cause harm to our digestive system. On a daily basis we eat food which have corrosive properties and harm wall of stomach and intestine. Turmeric helps by increasing gastric wall mucus which acts as a protective layer.

Hemorrhoids: Turmeric is also helpful for patients having hemorrhoids. Turmeric with flaxseed oil can be taken orally of applied externally to get benefit.


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