Turmeric herb became No. 1, which is a reliable friend of our health. It provides a tons of health benefits.
It contains curcumin, identified as the main active ingredient, which achieves more than 150 potentially therapeutic activities, and includes antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties. There is no other natural ingredient in the world that is more effective in reducing inflammation in the body from turmeric.
You can find a lot of natural remedies on internet which include turmeric, but first, learn something more about the herb itself.
This herb comes from the tropics of South Asia. In Indian food is used as a spice that gives mustard color, it’s also used in all kinds of foods to get a yellowish color. Contemporary and traditional medicine is considering turmeric as a healing herb. Bitter taste of this herb destroys parasites, fats, toxins in the body, improves blood flow and works good for whole metabolism. The bitter taste helps in treating ulcers, removes fat, pus, soothes itching, clean milk and the liver. This herb is one of the most powerful medicine and it is believed that this spice is a real miracle, it cures many healthy problems such as colon cancer, melanoma, skin cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease and also it lowers the risk of leukemia. Turmeric is a spice used for more than 2500 years.
But your body must use it properly. For this purpose you should learn how to eat.
First, buy turmeric powder, which is easily found in almost all markets. If you decide to buy root, he is prepared similar like ginger.
Turmeric is soluble in oil, which means you need to combine it with some oil for optimal absorption of nutrients. Mostly is prepared with organic coconut oil or olive oil. Recommended daily dose is 3 to 10 g, so approximately 1 teaspoon of turmeric a day is sufficient for adults. For maximum efficiency you should take three times a week. Older persons and children younger than 6 years should reduce the dose by half (1/2 teaspoon per day) once a week if the first time of consummation, then slightly increase the dose. If turmeric causes digestion problems or side effects, consult your doctor.
Important: Combine it with black pepper for maximum effect of the healthy benefits.
Also, what you need to remember is that you should not take it on an empty stomach. If you are struggling with gallstones, consult your doctor. Do not consume turmeric if you use drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen or warfarin.
Adding turmeric in food is a popular and practical because it provides beautiful yellow color and no bad taste. Turmeric can be used in preparation of savory and sweet dishes. Add to fruit salads, dressing for salads, vegetable dishes, sauces, potatoes, pancakes and cakes. You need only ½ or 1 teaspoon turmeric, do not overdo, because meal will have an intense fragrance.
Keep it in dark glass bottles in a dark, dry place (not the refrigerator) because turmeric loses its color and sharpness if is exposed to direct sunlight.