Turmeric is a spice derived from the root of turmeric. It is an important part of Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine and has been used medicinally for centuries.
What is turmeric?
Turmeric is a plant from the ginger family. The root of the plant is dried and ground to get the spice. It is bright yellow in color and has a spicy, slightly bitter taste.
How does turmeric work?
Turmeric contains a number of bioactive compounds called curcuminoids. The most important is curcumin , which is responsible for most of turmeric 's health-promoting properties. Curcumin has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.
How Can Turmeric Support the Liver?
Turmeric can help keep the liver healthy by
- reduced inflammation
- supports the production of bile acids and enzymes
- promotes the regeneration of liver cells
- improves liver function
- Support for the detoxification function of the liver
According to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), turmeric may support liver function by promoting the liver's detoxification function.