Health Benefits of Turmeric | Dr. Josh Axe

Hey guys, Dr. Axe here, Doctor of Functional
Medicine and founder of Today I want to share with you the incredible
benefits of turmeric. Listen to this. This will blow your mind. There are over 6,000 clinical studies proving
turmeric to be maybe the number one healing herb available today. This herb, that most of you can find probably
in your own kitchen cabinet, has been used for over 5,000 years. It's referenced throughout history. It's used throughout Asia today, especially
India and China. It's been found to be probably more beneficial
than at least 20 different medications out there today. The reason why turmeric is so beneficial is
it contains an active compound called curcumin. Curcumin or curcumenoids, which there are
many different types, are highly anti-inflammatory. If you want to harness the benefits of turmeric,
I'm going to go through some of the benefits. Number one, turmeric, again being anti-inflammatory,
can help relieve pain. If you struggle with chronic joint pain, muscle
pain, whether it be something like fibromyalgia or arthritis, turmeric can help because of
its anti-inflammatory properties. Number two, turmeric can also help with blood
sugar. If you have issues like diabetes or low energy
levels, we know turmeric, because of its antioxidants, can help balance out those blood sugar levels. Number three, turmeric has antimicrobial properties. In fact, many women today actually use turmeric
as a face mask. You can simply mix a little bit of turmeric
with raw honey, rub it on your face, and then wash it off about five minutes later. You can make a turmeric face mask mixing it
with raw money. Also, you can actually use some essential
oils like frankincense would be great as well. Put it on your face. Wash it off. It has incredible benefits of killing off
different types of bacteria like acne. Also, turmeric has been shown to be very powerful
when it comes to detoxification. It does support liver detoxification and boosting
two antioxidants in your body called glutathione and SOD, that's superoxide dismutase. These are very important antioxidants for
cellular function. Also, turmeric has been shown to be effective
at cleaning out your arteries. If you have high cholesterol issues or high
blood pressure, we know turmeric is helpful for that. If you have plaque in your arteries, turmeric
and curcumin have been shown to be effective. Those are just really a few of the benefits
of turmeric. There are numerous other benefits. If you go throughout the medical literature,
you'll see it's been shown to be beneficial for just about everything because it's highly
anti-inflammatory, it supports detoxification, it's so high in antioxidants, and it has antimicrobial
properties. The benefits of turmeric are numerous. I want to mention a few ways to get more turmeric
in your diet. The number one thing I do is I drink a turmeric
tea every day. I take a tablespoon of turmeric with a little
bit of coconut milk and then make an herbal tea with it. That's one way I get it. You can check out the recipe on my website. Just look up Dr. Axe turmeric tea. You can find my exact turmeric tea recipe
for that. Another thing you can do with it is add it
to let's say chicken breading. I tend to bread my chicken. If I fry up some coconut chicken tenders,
I'll use a little bit of coconut flakes and gluten free flour. I also add turmeric to that as well. Also, I'll sprinkle turmeric in my burger
meat and eat it that way. I then call it a power burger because of all
the health benefits. I'll sprinkle it on my salad as well. Also, you can take turmeric in a capsule form. Take about two capsules a day or 500 to 1000
milligrams a day is another great way to get some turmeric in your diet. There are a lot of ways whether you take it
in supplement form, in a tea form, or add it to any different type of food. One more, I love adding it to my hummus. In fact, I make a curry hummus. Turmeric is the active ingredient or the number
one ingredient that you're going to find in curry powder today which is so popular in
India. There are a lot of different ways to add turmeric
to your diet. I recommend you try that. Again, remember the face mask is another great
way to get it in there too. Hey, if you want to learn more benefits of
healing herbs, make sure you subscribe here to the Dr.�Axe YouTube channel and check
out some of my other videos on super healing herbs like ginger which is turmeric's cousin
which also has some great benefits as well. Thanks, guys.


  1. You can make your own turmeric medicine. Take turmeric powder, combine with a little fresh ground black peppercorn. Gently heat coconut oil in a pan and add the turmeric and black pepper. Gentle heat for two minutes to extract the medicinal chemicals into the oil. Pour into candy molds and refrigerate to harden. After hardened, remove squares and store in sealed container or plastic bag in freezer. The peppercorn and oil makes the turmeric much more bioavailable.

  2. I have a teaspoon of tumeric everyday with milk and black pepper and a bit of cayenne pepper, put into a shaker to mix properly. It is crucial to use a quarter teaspoon of black pepper so that the curcumin in the tumeric can be absorbed into your body, black pepper which contains piperine increases absorption by 2000%.a daily tonic to protect your body from illnesses and lift your moods because it also stimulates seratonin production

  3. Dr Axe,
    Is it true that in order that tumeric is absorbed into the body, it has to include black pepper? Please answer.

  4. Hi I wanted to know if it was ok to take turmeric, MSM, black seed oil, vitamin E and daily multi vit.

  5. For a period of time I put in coffee you can add to steamed rice too but I heard to activate the benefits we need to use ground pepper too

  6. Dr Axe, you are always my go-to guy when I want real information about supplements, essential oils, foods, etc. I recently saw a video by someone who claims something called MORINGA helped their arthritis. Do you have any information on this?

  7. No joke I have it with water and a half tablespoon off apple cider vinegar with the ''mother'' and I look 10 years younger

  8. Black pepper enhances the effects of tumeric, making it easier for your body to make use of it.
    So make sure to combine tumeric with black pepper!

  9. Drink Milk mixed with half a spoon of turmeric it's detoxifies the body. We indians use turmeric in cooking and it can be used for any wounds. it is anti septic and prevents bleed.

  10. So far I haven't seen anyone comment on grating fresh, organic turmeric root into food. I use it that way much more than the powder.

  11. Dr. Axe: Yes, I agree Turmeric has many benefits for improving one's health per the NIH, as well. However, if you re going to continue as it s proponent, please look CAREFULLY at the word's spelling and pronunciation. When one says, Turmeric like TUMERIC As in Tumor, it sounds like a disease; it s actually pronounced TUR- meric. FYI.

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