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We hear a lot about this famous Indian spice, and above all, we hear a lot about turmeric’s virtues for health. This root has miraculous properties.
What are they?
Well, in my book you will not only discover the wonderful health benefits of turmeric but also valuable information about turmeric’s composition and side effects, too.
The main components of turmeric are:
Curcuminoids which gives it the yellow color and this is the main active ingredients within the spice:
Curcumin is definitely one of the most important active ingredients of turmeric, and it is none other than an antioxidant and a very powerful anti-inflammatory.
Is Turmeric Good for You?
This makes turmeric root one of the five top powerful antioxidant giving plants in the world. For this reason it is also made and sold in the form of vitamins, tablets and supplements. Most of turmeric’s virtues are due to this Curcumin, and did you know that the richer in Curcumin it is, the more it will be beneficial to you.
Health Benefits of Turmeric (Organic is best)
Turmeric is a spice with many properties, preventive and curative, mainly used for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties to help prevent certain cancers and protect us from age related diseases like Alzheimers.
This is surely the most active area of research currently. Many researchers believe that the concentration of anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories contained in curcumin prevent and may even cure cancer.
Indeed, it has been noted that in countries where turmeric is highly consumed, particularly in Southeast Asia, the concentration of cancers such as cancer of the colon, breast, stomach, liver, prostate or lung is much lower than elsewhere.
Turmeric helps relieve pain related to inflammatory diseases (often rheumatism, Arthritis, Lumbago and Tendinitis), whether the inflammation is chronic or acute.
Long-term consequences of Turmeric consumption include:-
•Reduction of the intensity of the pains
•Slowing down of the appearance, the inflammation and the destruction of the joint and Inflammation of the skin, wounds and scars:
The healing, antibacterial, antiseptic and soothing virtues of Turmeric are demonstrated and approved by all. Turmeric is also very often used as a paste to fight Psoriasis and can be consumed in the form of tea as an antidote for better pain relief. Infusions are made by adding a teaspoon of the organic turmeric powder (ground form), extract to a cup of hot water or tea and drinking.
Consuming turmeric and ginger helps relieve nausea: motion sickness, pregnant women, etc. Simply prepare an infusion of turmeric and add a piece of ginger, with a hint of honey to soothe.
Turmeric is widely used for all oral health, but also for teeth whitening.
Turmeric is also often used to treat minor wounds, cuts, scrapes and skin lesions. It aids weight loss, too.
For most remedies 2g per day consumed in liquid form is usually enough. The course needs to be taken daily for at least 3 to 6 months to see beneficial results.