Turmeric definitely deserves a spot on your spice rack. According to over 5000+ peer reviewed studies turmeric may be the most powerful medicinal herb to date.
Not only can it outperform conventional medicine on many fronts, when put under scientist’s scrutiny, this herb either shows the same benefits (expect without any harmful side-effects) or outperforms pharmaceutical drugs including pain killers and antidepressants-- being 500 times to 100,000 times more effective than the diabetes drug Metformin. In fact it holds a tremendous capacity to protect and regenerate the liver and has even shown to fight off liver cancer.
The main active component of turmeric is curcumin, a powerful
anti-inflammatory effective at easing the pain caused by colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, arthritis, fibromyalgia, depression and menstrual cramps.
It is important to note that curcumin is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream, however, black pepper (the active ingredient piperine) assists with the absorption of curcumin, so use black pepper together with turmeric in your cooking.
Other great liver supporting and nourishing herbs include
• Chicory Root
• Yellow Burdock Root
• Oregon Grape