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Turmeric improves immunity

Turmeric improves immunity

Ordinary treatment of cold is limited to symptomatic relief, which can be effective in limiting its duration and potential complications. All cold medications have side effects that include nausea, upset stomach, dizziness, and drowsiness. It is only a good nutrition that can help boost our immune system against the very occurrence of cold itself. Among the many food-derived nutrients, one of the potent immunity boosters is curcumin — the major ingredient of the spice turmeric.

Curcumin, the active compound of turmeric, is a great supplement for chronic inflammation, pain and joint health. Curcumin is also known to enhance antibody responses. Researches have shown that curcumin can triple the output of ammunition used by your front-line immune troops to combat bacterial, viral, and fungal infection. It is a potent germ killer.

The beneficial effects of curcumin

is evidenced by enhanced antibody production, increase in white blood cell count, and increased macrophage phagocytic activity indicating immunostimulatory activity. Curcumin has shown an incredible range of biological activity, unrivalled by any other molecule, either natural or synthetic.

The major drawback, however, is the poor oral absorption and rapid metabolism of curcumin in the human body. Therefore, making turmeric a prominent part of your diet will boost your immune system by leaps and bounds.

*  Include it in soup or stew and consume it as a healthy evening snack.
*  Sprinkle a little turmeric with garnish on salads.
*  Drink plain milk mixed with a pinch of turmeric every night before hitting the bed.
*  A concoction of onion juice, turmeric, jaggery, and tulsi will help reduce cold symptoms.
 

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