Turmeric is a spice that has anti-aging, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
It has golden color, it tastes wonderfully and is an integral part of the Indian cuisine. It was also used in Ayurveda and Chinese medicine and it treated a large number of health conditions.
Curcumin, a powerful turmeric compound, has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antiseptic properties. It has been studied a lot over the last years.
It consists of nutrients like fiber, minerals and calcium. It has no known side effects and it’s not toxic.
Health benefits that turmeric offers
- It prevents cancer
Turmeric successfully blocks the enzymes which encourage the growth of cancerous cells. It fights free radicals and keeps the cells healthy.
- Prevents Alzheimer’s
Turmeric is able to reduce the development of Alzheimer’s disease, by eliminating the accumulation of amyloid plaque in the brain. It also promotes general brain health.
- Controls diabetes
It improves the levels of blood sugar and it reduces the resistance to insulin. This can stop type 2 diabetes. What is more is that it can even lower you blood sugar levels if you combine it with some strong medications.
- Functions as a natural painkiller and prevents arthritis
Because it has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, turmeric can act as a natural remedy for stiff joints and arthritis.
- Heals wounds
Turmeric paste can heal burns, minor cuts or bruises, because it contains anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. It can also treat psoriasis and several other skin conditions.
- Improves digestion
Turmeric successfully treats bowel inflammation, reduced bloating and gas, and promotes the gallbladder. It is important to know however, to not take turmeric if you are suffering from gallbladder disease, because in some cases it can worsen your condition.
- Liver detoxifier
It is a natural liver cleanser and it stimulates the blood circulation.
- Healthier skin
Turmeric tones your skin and also impedes skin pigmentation. If you use it on a regular basis, it can make your skin shiny and soft.
Turmeric paste also helps with the dark circles around your eyes, and you will notice that after 10 minutes they will start to disappear. To make it, you will need:
- ½ teaspoon of lemon juice
- A pinch of powdered turmeric
- A teaspoon of tomato juice
- A pinch of gram flour
You can also remove the dark circles with a paste made from pineapple juice and powdered turmeric. The dark circles will start to disappear if you do this for around 10 minutes every day.
- Heart health
Turmeric prevents plaque accumulation in the arteries and prevents the blood from clotting. It also lowers bad cholesterol levels.
- Improves mood
The alternative medicine uses turmeric as a treatment for depression.
The recipe that we are about to show you, is called Golden Milk. It was traditionally used as a cure for bladder infections, parasitic worms, viral infections, bronchitis, colds, diarrhea, muscle pain, leprosy and headaches.
- Half a spoon of ground turmeric
- One teaspoon of raw honey
- One cup of milk
- ¼ teaspoon of black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon of extra virgin coconut oil
- Cinnamon stick (optional)
- Crushed green cardamom pod (optional)
Warm the milk and then add the cardamom and the cinnamon. Then add the honey, pepper, turmeric and the coconut oil and stir while the mixture is on the heat. You just need to make sure that it doesn’t reach a boiling point. After you are done, just strain it and your drink is ready.