The golden spice turmeric (Curcuma longa) is best known medicinally for its powerful anti-inflammatory effects and antioxidant actions. Turmeric powder has antiviral properties as well though and can be beneficial for colds and flu.
With the novel coronavirus pandemic, some people have asked could this herbal remedy also help boost your immunity? As well as easing symptoms of viral respiratory infections, such as persistent coughing and a painful sore throat.
First it’s important to recommend everyone follow the advice of the CDC to avoid infection with the 2019-nCoV virus. Additionally, contact local health authorities should you experience symptoms of COVID-19, such as a fever or ongoing coughs.
It’s too early for any medical research to have been conducted on turmeric, and its active compounds like curcumin, regarding the new SARS-CoV-2 virus.
There are, however, many studies related to turmeric powder and extracts on the common cold and influenza viruses. As well as scientific research showing its potential to boost your immune system to fight back against all viral infections.
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