Turmeric is well known for its potent anti-inflammatory effects and has been used for many centuries for this purpose. It is extremely beneficial for the digestive tract in a number of ways. It functions to reduce gas and bloating, assists in protein digestion, improves the body’s ability to digest fats, promotes proper metabolism, maintains beneficial intestinal flora and improves elimination of wastes and toxins. All of these functions are vital in reducing the symptoms of ulcerative colitis.
Turmeric is also great for liver detoxification in the treatment of ulcerative colitis, as the liver may become heavily burdened by prescription medications enforced in the UC treatment protocol. Turmeric is also a good source of iron, a mineral that is particularly important in the treatment of ulcerative colitis.