Turmeric has been used for the regulation and maintenance of good health since centuries. With healing benefits and powers, turmeric has been used in medicines and remedies effective for physical and mental health.
Turmeric and tryptophan
An amino acid in nature, Tryptophan is related to various functions of the body. Inducing rest and peace happens to be the most important one. Tryptophan is not just about the sleep inducing, it calms the nerves overall. A wonderful piece of fact is that due to the discovery of the Tryptophan, the turkeys have been related to humans. Turkeys also have a concentration of Tryptophan. And another problem area is the fact that tryptophan is an essential amino acid, that means it cannot be produced within the body.
It needs to be procured from external sources and apart from turmeric there are various other sources of tryptophan also. Some of the common ones are:
- Non vegetarian foods like chicken and lamb
- Nuts and seeds
- Beans and lentils and
- Whole eggs
Happy Hormone Serotonin
Ever heard about serotonin? The happy hormone which elevates the mood and helps the body get rid of depression and anxiety, Serotonin is supremely essential for the normal brain functions. And for the production of Serotonin, tryptophan is very important. Some of the common benefits of tryptophan are:
- Tryptophan induces sleep and regulates the sleep cycle making the body feel relaxed and relieved
- It also reduces depression and bad moods making it easier for the brain to cope up with stress
- It also regulates anxiety and stress and helps to regulate the behavior. Mood swings and bipolar disorders are also treated with small dosages of induced tryptophan.
Turmeric is the golden herb which has many healing benefits for the body apart from releasing essential amino acids. Turmeric is known to be a healer for internal wounds and reduces inflammation and pain. It is also known to cure skin rashes if consumed mixed with water. Turmeric applied to the skin benefits the skin quality making it soft and supple and majorly is an anti-bacterial which helps in detoxifying the body completely.
Increase the intake of Turmeric in your daily usage and consume half a glass of warm milk with turmeric mixed in it for a sound sleep for a fresh start to the new day.