Turmeric is being used for its medicinal properties for thousands of years. It is an ancient spice, primarily cultivated in Bengal, China, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Java, Peru, Australia and the West Indies. It helps in the treatment of various diseases and illnesses. It is the most common home remedy in almost every household of India.
Is Turmeric acidic?
No. Turmeric is an alkaline. One of the most active ingredient of turmeric is curcumin. This ingredient is said to be responsible for most of the health benefits of turmeric. A study conducted by the Department of Psychological Medicine, National University of Singapore, Republic of Singapore, suggested that turmeric improved cognitive function in the elderly.
Does Turmeric help in acidity?
Yes, turmeric may help in acidity. It is rich in anti-inflammatory compounds. In many cases it is also used to treat gastrointestinal problems. It is also widely used as a therapy for heartburns, inflammation and stomach ulcers. Turmeric stems can be made into a powder and can be used when taking orally or while cooking. A research conducted by Department of Nutrition, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, USA, discusses in detail how the active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, aids in the “management of oxidative and inflammatory conditions.”
The following things must be kept in mind while consuming turmeric:
- It is a natural blood thinner
- People with diabetes should not use turmeric. It may lead to extremely low blood sugar levels.
- For some people, turmeric worsens the symptoms of acidity.
- For best results, turmeric should be consumed with black pepper, or a supplement containing piperine.
- Pregnant or breastfeeding women should limit their turmeric consumption.