Is turmeric good for the liver?

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Turmeric is a familiar spice in every family's recipes. Consuming turmeric in your daily diet can provide many health benefits, including improved digestion, relief from arthritis pain, and a boosted immune system. In addition, many people also use turmeric to prevent and treat liver problems.

1. Nutritional value of turmeric

Turmeric is a common herb, derived from the root of the Curcuma longa plant, a perennial plant in the ginger family, found mainly in India, South Asia and Central America. Turmeric has its own deep yellow color and distinctive flavor, and is often used as a dye as well as a spice in curries.
Turmeric rhizome extract contains volatile oils and curcuminoids (including curcumin, demethoxycurcumin and others). These are all ingredients with extremely effective anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, helping to treat a number of digestive problems such as diarrhea, digestive disorders, indigestion, upper respiratory infections. and liver diseases.
In addition, turmeric and curcumin are also being positively evaluated as effective anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer agents, helping to treat diabetes and hyperlipidemia, as well as treat liver diseases (including liver disease). nonalcoholic steatosis (NASH)).

2. Is eating turmeric good for the liver?


The consumption of turmeric in daily life is getting a lot of attention because of its antioxidant capacity. The antioxidant effects of turmeric seem to be so powerful that it can prevent your liver from damage caused by toxins. This is especially beneficial for people who are taking certain powerful medications for diabetes or other health conditions that can damage the liver with long-term use.
Both turmeric and curcumin are considered safe to use and should not cause any liver damage as they are poorly absorbed orally. It is evaluated as a treatment for acute and chronic liver injury. However, we will need more research to prove the effectiveness and safety of using turmeric.
nghệ và curcumin
Cả nghệ và curcumin được coi là an toàn khi sử dụng và không gây bất kỳ tổn thương gan nào

3. Some other positive uses of turmeric


Besides the ability to improve liver function, the use of turmeric also brings many other great health benefits, including:
Anti-inflammatory: Some studies have shown that turmeric has the ability to effectively reduce inflammation fruit. This anti-inflammatory ability can reduce the severity of joint pain caused by arthritis. Healthcare professionals recommend that people with arthritis take a turmeric supplement in the form of 400-600 milligrams (mg) capsules up to three times a day to minimize inflammation. Pain Relief: Turmeric is also used as an effective pain reliever. This spice can ease the pain of knee arthritis, and it works just as well as ibuprofen (Advil). Doctors recommend that arthritis patients take about 800 mg of turmeric in capsule form every day to ease the pain caused by the disease. Significantly Lowers Cancer Risk: The curcumin present in turmeric is considered a promising treatment for cancers, including prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer, and multiple myeloma. Supports the digestive system: Turmeric also plays a very important role in the digestion of food. Due to its powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric may contribute to a healthier digestive system. In Ayurvedic medicine, turmeric is used as a remedy for digestive ailments. Now, Western medicine has also begun to study how turmeric helps with intestinal inflammation and intestinal permeability. Turmeric is even considered a treatment for irritable bowel syndrome.

4. Some negative side effects of turmeric


Besides the positive health benefits, the consumption of turmeric sometimes also brings a number of unwanted side effects, including:
Stomach upset : Although some components in turmeric help support health digestive health but they can cause irritation if used in large amounts. Turmeric stimulates the stomach to secrete more gastric acid. While this helps with digestion for some people, it can actually cause uncomfortable digestive-related symptoms for others. Causes blood thinning: Turmeric's purifying properties can also make you bleed more easily. Therefore, people who are taking anticoagulants such as warfarin (Coumadin) should avoid consuming too much turmeric. Stimulate contractions: Many people find that consuming foods containing turmeric, such as curries, can induce labor in pregnant women. Although there is little clinical data to support this, studies have shown that turmeric can relieve the uncomfortable symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Ideally, pregnant women should consult their doctor before taking any supplements or foods containing turmeric.

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References: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov, medicalnewstoday.com
This article is written for readers from Sài Gòn, Hà Nội, Hồ Chí Minh, Phú Quốc, Nha Trang, Hạ Long, Hải Phòng, Đà Nẵng.

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