Turmeric🙌🏻 This beautiful flowering plant holds an amazing surprise down in its roots. The turmeric root, a powerful medicinal herb apart of the Zingiberaceae family (the same family as ginger) has been used as a spice and medicinal herb dating back to at least 4,000 years. Like it’s sweet/spicy cousin ginger, the turmeric root boasts a number of amazing health benefits. Turmeric has been shown to have over 100 different helpful components, but the real powerhouse of this warm, peppery, floral root is the compound curcumin. This powerful substance has been shown to have multiple scientifically backed benefits to the human body. •It has been shown to have antioxidant properties by binding to and thus neutralizing free radicals within the body. •Curcumin has been shown to be a powerful anti inflammatory agent shown to be a powerful treatment for arthritis, by neutralizing free radicals responsible for the inflammation of the joints and for IBS, by drastically reducing the thickness of inflamed intestinal walls. •It protects the liver by neutralizing and ridding the body of damaging enzymes like ATL and GGT, which have both been linked with elevated liver damage. It also acts as a protectant against various drug exposures reducing damage caused by processing these unnatural compounds. It also has been shown to protect the bile duct and improve bile flow. Thus allowing the liver to better cleanse toxins. •Curcumin has been shown to help extensively in cancer prevention and treatment with as little as half a teaspoon a day helping to prevent DNA damage associated with all types of cancers. Additionally it’s been shown to trigger apoptosis, basically programmed cell suicide, in cancer cells thus effectively working to decrease and even reverse tumor growth. •That’s not all, Curcumin has been shown to prevent the clogging of arteries by preventing the formation of fatty streaks in the arteries, helping to reduce the expression of genes associated with increased cardiac hypertrophy or the thickening of heart muscle causing reduced blood flow.