"Turmeric, the simple Asian herb may be your best insurance against chronic disease. Curry dishes and turmeric teas are delicious ways to get your daily dose. Turmeric and its active ingredient curcumin, contain powerful immune-boosting anti-aging, anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial properties.
One of turmeric’s primary roles is to prevent free radical formation in the cells, which is the root of all disease. Turmeric also prevents the growth of Beta-amyloid plaque in brain tissue associated with Alzheimer’s disease. It can ease bronchial ailments such as coughs and colds. Curcumin helps protect your body when it’s exposed to toxins such as airborne pollutants, cigarette smoke, and chemotherapy. Turmeric also has powerful anti-cancer properties. It detoxifies the body and liver, reduces bad cholesterol, cleanses and purifies the blood. So drink lots of turmeric tea, chai with turmeric, and curries."
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