Turmeric And It's Healing Properties

Curcuma longa

Also known as Turmeric, is a spice commonly used in curries and other South Asian cuisine.
Turmeric is also used to give a yellow color to some prepared mustards, and other foods (often as a much cheaper replacement for saffron). It makes a poor fabric dye as it is not very lightfast.
Turmeric, a representative of plant genus Curcuma, is a member of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae.
In Ayurvedic medicine, turmeric is thought to have many healthful properties. It is taken in some Asian countries as a dietary supplement, which allegedly helps with stomach problems and other ailments. It is popular as a tea in Okinawa, Japan. It is currently being investigated for possible benefits in Alzheimer’s disease, cancer and liver disorders. It serves as a strong anti-inflammatory, blood purifier, hepatitis, inflammatory bowel diseases, bruises, colic, ulcers, haemorrhages, and yeast infections, antiseptic. It can be used internally and externally to heal wounds, relieve pains in the limbs and break up congestion.
Turmeric makes an excellent arthritis tea.

Turmeric Arthritis Tea Recipe
– ½ tspn Turmeric
– 3 cardamom pods (optional)
– ¼ cup water.
– Simmer 5 to 8 minutes, then add:
– 1 cup of milk
– 2 tbps almond oil (cold pressed)
– Bring just to the boiling point (do not boil).
– Add honey to taste (optional)

Sit back and enjoy!

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Happy sipping! 🙂

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