Turmeric is remarkable spice that has numerous properties, such as anti – aging, anti – inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties.
This spice is essential part of many Indian dishes due to its wonderful flavor and nice golden color. In addition, it has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine for treatment of many health problems, from pain control to fighting cancer.
Curcumin is the turmeric ingredient, and the last few years has been well – studied. According to these studies it works has extremely powerful antioxidant and has anti -inflammatory and antiseptic properties.
Another, very interesting information is that this spice is full with healthy nutrients such as fibers vitamins, minerals and calcium. It is great that is non – toxic and very rarely causes some side – effects.
What are the health benefits of turmeric?
MAKES SKIN HEALTHIER
Turmeric can prevent the skin pigmentation, and at the same time tones the skin. If you use it regularly in your skin products, it can make your skin glowing.
Prepare a paste of a pinch of turmeric powder, with ½ teaspoon of lemon juice, pinch of gram flour and 1 teaspoon of tomato juice applied on the dark circles around eyes and left for 10 minutes will make them vanish. This herbal paste is one of the most popular for treating dark circles. It is recommended to apply a paste of turmeric powder and pineapple juice on your eyes for about ten minutes each day, and notice the color lighten gradually.
Studies have shown that this spice improves the levels of blood sugar and lowers insulin resistance to prevent diabetes type II. Additionally, when it is combined with strong medicines, it can trigger a low blood sugar level.
ACTS AS A NATURA PAINKILLER AND PREVENTS ARTHRITIS
Due to the anti – inflammatory and antioxidant properties of turmeric it can help with stiff joints and arthritis. It is a natural remedy for arthritis and one of the foods that can reduce inflammation in your body.
PREVENTS ALZHEIMER DISEASE
This amazing spice boosts the overall brain health and can prevent of decelerate the development of Alzheimer’s by removing amyloyd plaque buildup in the brain.
Another benefit from turmeric is that stimulates the gallbladder, reduces bloating and gas and also can be helpful in treating bowel inflammation. If you suffer from gallbladder disease, you should not take turmeric as a dietary supplement because it can make the condition even worse.
IT CAN HEAL WOUNDS
Turmeric paste is has the ability to heal minor cuts, burns or bruises, thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic characteristics. It aids in repairing your skin and can be used to treat psoriasis or other inflammations on the skin.
Turmeric is a natural liver cleanser and improves blood circulation.
Amazing benefit of turmeric is that reduces the bad cholesterol, prevents blood clots and plaque build-up in the arteries.
IT CAN PREVENT CANCER
This nice spice fights free radicals and aids in keeping healthy cells. It can block the enzymes that promote cancer cells growth.
Turmeric is the alternative medicine is used for treatment of depression and offers a better night’s rest.
Below we are presenting you an ancient yogic remedy, known as ”Golden milk”. It is used in treatment of diarrhea, fever, bronchitis, colds, viral infections, headaches, parasitic worms, leprosy, bladder and kidney infections, easing joint and muscle pain due to inflammation or arthritis.
GOLDEN MILK recipe:
- 1 cup of milk
- 1 teaspoon raw honey
- ½ teaspoon extra virgin coconut oil
- ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 crushed green cardamom pod (Optional)
- 1 small cinnamon stick (Optional)
First of all heat the milk and add the cardamom and cinnamon. After that, add the turmeric, pepper, honey and coconut oil and stir constantly. Heat the mixture until steaming but not boiling. At the end you should strain the cinnamon and cardamom and the mixture is ready. Be aware that not all ingredients are soluble, so you should stir occasionally while drinking.
Note: The pepper and oil help your body to absorb the curcumin easily.
Sources: myilifestyle.com & www.healthymagazine365.com