Turmeric

turmeric

This herb held a place of honor in India's traditional Ayurvedic medicine because they have always known the magical medicinal powers of turmeric. Turmeric has been used for over 2500 years in India, where it was most likely first used as a dye. Turmeric is one of nature's most powerful healers. The active ingredient in turmeric is cur cumin. Once you start using turmeric on a regular basis, it's fun to find new ways to use it in recipes. It is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent, useful in disinfecting cuts and burns. When combined with cauliflower, it has shown to prevent prostate cancer and stop the growth of existing prostate cancer. Reduces the risk of childhood leukemia. Is a natural liver detoxifier. It is a potent natural anti-inflammatory that works as well as many anti-inflammatory drugs but without the side effects and has long been used in Chinese medicine as a treatment for depression. Turmeric can be taken in powder or pill form. It is available in pill form in most health food stores, usually in 250-500mg capsules. But Turmeric should not be used by people with gallstones or bile obstruction. Though turmeric is often used by pregnant women, it is important to consult with a doctor before doing so as turmeric can be a uterine stimulant.

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