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Benefits of Turmeric

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Turmeric has a long history of use in herbal remedies and has many health benefits. The root of the plant contains curcumin, which is considered to be an active ingredient. New research published recently showed that curcumin possesses potent anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic properties. Besides being able to relieve arthritis pain, Turmeric is also used for headaches, heartburn, bronchitis, colds and lung infections. Turmeric should not be used during pregnancy or by people with gallstones or bile obstruction.

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