Lakadong turmeric is the best turmeric one can find in the entire world. It comes from a northeast Indian region and is available in a limited amount. Compared to usual varieties of turmeric with an active ingredient content (curcumin) of 1–3%, Lakadong variety is far superior and can have up to 7-8% curcumin.
Tumeric has a lot of health benefits including:
1. Curcumin Is an Anti-Inflammatory
One of turmeric’s main claims to fame is that it’s commonly used to fight inflammation. Chronic inflammation contributes to many chronic diseases, curcumin may help treat conditions like inflammatory bowel disease, pancreatitis, and arthritis.
2. Curcumin May Protect Against Heart Disease
A past study shows that curcumin may improve endothelial function or the health of the thin membrane that covers the inside of the heart and blood vessels. This membrane plays a key role in regulating blood pressure.
3. Curcumin May Prevent (and Possibly Help Treat) Cancer
As inflammation is linked to tumour growth, anti-inflammatory compounds such as curcumin may play a role in treating and preventing a variety of cancer types, including colorectal, pancreatic, prostate, breast, and gastric cancers.
4. Curcumin May Help Ease Symptoms of Osteoarthritis
Thanks to its potent anti-inflammatory properties, Turmeric may be a safe and effective long-term treatment option for people with osteoarthritis
5. Curcumin May Help Treat or Prevent Diabetes
Curcumin may help prevent diabetes through its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and improve many of the factors that contribute to diabetes, including insulin resistance, high blood sugar, and hyperlipidemia.
6. Turmeric May Help Delay or Reverse Alzheimer’s Disease
Common brain disorders like Alzheimer’s are associated with lower levels of BDNF, turmeric (curcumin in particular) may help delay or reverse brain degeneration.
7. Turmeric May Play a Role in Treating Depression
Thanks to turmeric’s ability to boost levels of BDNF, the spice shows promise as an effective antidepressant.
8. Curcumin May Play a Role in Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis
Curcumin shows promise as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a chronic inflammatory disorder that commonly affects the joints but may spread to other areas, such as the eyes, lungs, skin, heart, and blood vessels.
9. Turmeric May Improve Skin Health
Thanks to its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant properties, turmeric may be an effective treatment for a variety of skin conditions, including acne, eczema (atopic dermatitis), photoaging, and psoriasis. Yet robust research is lacking.
10. Turmeric Protects Your Body From Free Radicals
Curcumin is able to scavenge different types of free radicals, control enzymes that neutralize free radicals and prevent certain enzymes from creating specific free radical types, according to a review in the October 2017 issue of Foods.
11. Turmeric May Work As an Anti-Aging Supplement
Thanks to turmeric’s ability to fight inflammation, protect your body against free radicals, and potentially delay brain degeneration and other age-related diseases, turmeric and curcumin may be effective anti-ageing supplements, according to past research.
12. Curcumin May Prevent Eye Degeneration
According to a research published in July 2018 in Scientific Reports shows topical curcumin treatments may help protect the eyes against degeneration.