7 Health Benefits of Turmeric

Learn how this spice can help heal your body!

7 Health Benefits of Turmeric

By Toni Gasparis

Turmeric is an ancient spice commonly used in Indian cuisine. Aside from simply giving a dish some extra flavor, turmeric might also have medicinal and healing properties. Curcumin, the active chemical in turmeric, gives the spice its bright yellow color. It’s also thought to potentially help reduce stress levels, possibly lower cholesterol and may even aid with the aches of osteoarthritis. Find out what this amazing spice can do.


Watch: Why You Should Add a Teaspoon of Turmeric to Dinner

Squashes Stress

According to Dr. Sanjay Gupta, turmeric has been used medicinally in Eastern cultures to reduce stress and calm the mind. Try out Dr. Gupta’s turmeric tea before bed to help you relax and get a good night’s sleep.

Watch: Dr. Oz's Best Strategies for Stress Relief

Sometimes, we all just need a pick-me-up. Whether we've been struggling for some time with negative thoughts about ourselves, or a bad day at work is making us feel inferior, it's important to take a step back and regain our self-love. Follow Mallika Chopra, a meditation and wellness coach, in this simple meditation that focuses on breath, positive words and colors. She'll help you recenter your thoughts, reconnect with your emotions and remember your true worth.

For more mindfulness tips from Mallika, check out her website and her new book "My Body Is a Rainbow: The Color of My Feelings."

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