Health Benefits of Turmeric | Dr. Josh Axe


Hey guys, Dr. Axe here, Doctor of Functional
Medicine and founder of DrAxe.com. 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.

100 Replies to “Health Benefits of Turmeric | Dr. Josh Axe”

  1. Here's a recipe.. 1 cups Almond milk in a small pot. Add 1/4 tsp grated turmeric and let simmer until the milk takes on its color. 2 tbs of honey or pure maple syrup in your cup. stir and enjoy a delicious Turmeric latte!

  2. I recently started putting tumeric into my morning coffee, along with coconut oil and some cinnamon and it is delicious.

  3. Everybody Tumeric doesn't cure cancer. But it 100% prevents it, if you add it you your daily diet and also eat a balanced diet! 20% junk 80% healthy!

  4. Whatever? Definitely seems hyped, but whatever works.
    I've had issues with Turmeric, therefore the question arose why? Have become intrigued, somewhat.
    Found some unopened Tumeric, turned out the active ingredient was super charged. I think that caused a gall bladder flush, 3 days to recover.
    Since than have used high quality brands with pepper etc., can now tolerate, maybe I'm flushed completely out.
    I have not noticed the reputed health benefits, but will still take it from time to time. I do think much of this is hyped

  5. GREAT tips….. minus the meat. (Meat causes acidity in the body, making it a breeding ground for disease).

  6. I honor your service you are sharing with the world. You are a beautiful sharer of this wisdom. You are saving and changing lives for the well being of all!! Humanity thanks you. Mother earth thanks you. Thank you from my heart. May your life be blessed with all your hearts true desires being met in the most beautiful miraculous ways ♡

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  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. 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!

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

  12. 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?

  13. 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

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

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

  16. 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

  17. Planning to add turmeric curcumin to my supplement intake in capsule form. Concerned about absorbing this supplement. Read that black pepper helps with absorbing this supplement. Could I take peppercorns with this supplement to get full use of this supplement. Thanks

  18. I live in Malaysia n we can get the turmeric root everywhere. So in the morning I smash one root n also a thumb size of ginger n some pandan leaves n also some black pepper n seep it in boiling water in a big tea cup. Refreshing n I noticed it cleared my brain fog. Hoping it will clear my aches and pains, especially my neck n lower back.

  19. i have found Tumerice Cinnamon Tea, it is from Four O'clock, caffeine free, got taking it when i had a bad cold, and now it got me off coffee, and i have this tea every morning, and i mix it with peppermint tea, awesome, and it helps my knees and back!~

  20. THUMBS UP!!!! FINALLY!!!!! just watched two vids by "doctors." first one was a couple. dude had on red/orange glasses and they both sounded like, well, like, like those who say "like" a lot and sound like airheads. i literally laughed throughout the ENTIRE vid. second vid was a dude who also had colored glasses. purple. they matched his shirt. LOL!!!! i kid you not! but AT LEAST he sounded intelligent and wasn't struggling to -pronounce words like the other dude … this guy understands the importance of PRESENTATION. THANK YOU GUY!

  21. I just reheated some Zuppa Toscana, and added turmeric powder to it! I got GREAT reviews for leftovers! Not bad!

  22. I have been taking Tumeric with coconut, cinnamon and black pepper for only 5 days. After drinking I am wide awake. I can’t sleep. What’s wrong with me? Any comments please?

  23. I think it is better to take the whole turmeric powder instead of just active ingredient. Sometimes it might be okay but I find that we often extract certain ingredients in think the others are non consequential

  24. Turmeric, pepper, acv, and lemon is my Superman drink I take twice a day. I take it easy and only consume 1/4 of a teaspoon a day of Turmeric

  25. After taking turmeric for a few days now, I've got itchy skin and pain in my stomach …explain that boss!

  26. I take it everyday with black pepper. I read a lot in other to get all Benefits from it need to take with black pepper

  27. Green tea with Honey, 2 tea spoons of Apple Cider Vinegar, some Ginger and Tumeric.. You'll thank me later

  28. Hello Eat a teaspoon turmeric with lemon juice and apple vinegar Intermittent fasting period spoils intermittent fasting turmeric?

  29. I read an interesting article the other day about a middle aged guy with cancer who took 30 grams turmeric a day. It knocked his prostate cancer out in 7 months and has not gone into remission.

  30. I had a chronic atypical infection – had tx for 6 months , which left me with chronic muscle fatigue and low immunity – saw Immunologist, saw cant do anything.
    Then saw Tumeric Capsule in the market – and just within 1 week by taking 2capsules per day , I can definitely tell the difference..!
    Please do try !

  31. This is my first time using. I love it. I have bad sinus and coughing a lot. it’s open my nose and I’m not coughing as much.

  32. I mix tumeric with water every night and 40 percent of my anxiety problems have gone including obsessive compulsive disorder

    it is damn sure a miracle worker honestly

  33. Dr.Ash what drugs can you safely take tumerick with a friend in his early 80s had a stroke last year .the doctor never gave him anything for it and recently had another small stroke he gave him nothing and told not to drink anything but water for Two weeks to bring his salt level back up he said his salt level has alwys been low like ten numbers low .he i s afraid he will have another stroke if he doesnt do something .he has cancer in his eye socket now it was in both.they gave him kemo and one cleared up.A response would be most helpful. Thank you.

  34. Hi Dr! I use fresh turmeric root, I wanted to know if getting the juice is better, I just slice and put it in hot water, now… I know with ginger the best benefits you get while boiling slices between 20 and 25 min, is it the case with turmeric? thanks a lot !

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