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Turmeric is a wonder-supplement that is hiding in your spice rack. The turmeric herb is a member of the ginger family, and it is most commonly known for its deep orange color. Turmeric is native to Middle Eastern and Southeast Asian countries, and it has been a staple in cooking for thousands of years. The active ingredient in Turmeric is Curcumin, which acts as a natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Here are some the ways that turmeric helps in improving your dog’s health.
- It prevents prolonged inflammation.
Chronic inflammation is a cause or by-product of almost every significant disease including heart disease, cancer, metabolic syndrome, dementia, and various degenerative conditions. It is one of the best natural anti-inflammatories that either nature or medicine has to offer. Its effect in reducing inflammation or arthritis is very significant and comes with no side effects.
- It helps in reducing pain
The active ingredient, curcumin that is present in turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties that are known to minimize any discomfort or damage that may be caused by degenerative diseases and arthritis.
- Helps with digestion
The liver removes toxins from the body, for healthy digestion to take place the liver must produce bile to break down fat. It is an essential part of your pet’s overall health. Curcumin has been proven to stimulate bile production and boosts the liver’s ability to metabolize fat and remove waste from their body.
- It has Anti-cancer properties
The effects of curcumin have shown promising results with cancer patients. It has been proven to curb the growth of blood vessels within cancerous tumours and also contributes to the death of cancer cells. Its antioxidant feature acts as preventive medicine.
- It promotes a healthy heart.
Curcumin in Turmeric is known to act as a blood thinner and reduces the risk of blood clots. It is known to reduce the risk of clots that could lead to strokes and heart attacks.
- It promotes a healthy brain activity
Asian countries like India have low rates of neurodegenerative diseases because they consume turmeric on a regular basis. Curcumin crosses the blood-brain barrier and reduces inflammation and oxidative damage. According to a recent study, it was proven to be beneficial in clearing plaques associated with dementia.
- It promotes oral health
It is naturally abrasive and helps in polishing your dog’s teeth. Its anti-inflammatory properties are known to aid in soothing their gums.
- It has topical healing properties
Turmeric can be used as an antidote to treat external wounds like scrapes, scratches, cuts and so on. It also has natural anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties. Applying turmeric with natural aloe vera reduces your pet’s desire to lick and accelerates the healing process.