Numerous scientists claim to have found an interesting effect of the combination between black pepper and turmeric. They report that the combination could help prevent breast cancer and even fight the disease when the substances were integrated in patient’s diets.
What is Turmeric?
Turmeric is known to be one of the most powerful herbs throughout history as it has been used in India for more than 4000 years. It is one of the main ingredients used in the preparation of curry as apart from its health benefits; it has a sharp tense with a nice heavy odour and also brings colour to the food. Even though people generally digest it through the mouth directly, that is not the best way to do it as the body won’t be able to extract and absorb the maximum effects out of its nutrients. This is especially true for people which have a very fast metabolism.
That being said, this is where black pepper comes into play. Black pepper is known to increase the absorption of turmeric by more than 200 percent. This means that the combination of the two spices with help your body extract maximum value out of the two herbs and reap their health benefits in the fight with different types of diseases, allergies, and inflammations.
Known Benefits of the Combination
• Prevents and Fights Cancer
As already mentioned the research conducted in the university of Michigan shows effect when fighting breast cancer. Curcumin which is the main active ingredient in turmeric is highly powerful in the fight with cancer cells. Its effects are known not only to stop the growth of the cancerous cells but also reduce them, kill them and even prevent them from developing in the first place. The mixture with black pepper makes the ingredient particularly potent.
• Reduces Pain & Inflammation
Inflammations in our body are mostly cause by enzymes. The main ingredients of the two spices, curcumin and piperine are known to deal with the functions of those very same enzymes. Turmeric is also known to bring down swellings, which could ease up the pain from a sprained ankle for example and even go as far as dealing with Alzheimer’s disease.
• Help Manage Your Weight and A Cure for Depression
Many would instantly ask if it would help them with losing weight and the answer is yes, but it will also help people gain weight if necessary. The healing properties of the spices help the digestive system function properly and help manage your weight well. Another advantage of the combination is that it could be consumed with anything from food to juices and milk.
The ingredients of the herbs have anti depressant properties which will increase the levels of dopamine and serotonin levels in the brain, which are known to contribute to feelings of happiness and well-being.
Considering the combination has been used for a few thousand years, there are bound to be many other hidden benefits. We will leave them up to you to find.