Turmeric is a spice that is very useful. Turmeric has anti-oxidant, anti-aging, and anti-inflammatory agents. Turmeric is used in most Indian recipes. Turmeric has also become an important part of traditional Indian and Chinese medicine for centuries ago.
Curcumin is the active compound of turmeric, which is associated with antiseptic, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Not only curcumin, turmeric also contain other nutrients; vitamins, minerals, calcium, and fiber.
Here are 10 health benefits of turmeric:
1. Preventing Cancer
Curcumin is able to fight any free radicals that enter, thereby preserving the body’s cells remain in a healthy state. Curcumin can prevent any enzyme supporting carcinogen.
2. Preventing Alzheimer’s
Turmeric can scrape plaque buildup in the brain, thereby preventing Alzheimer’s disease.
3. Reducing the risk of diabetes
Turmeric may decrease insulin resistance on blood sugar, thereby reducing the risk of diabetes type II.
4. Reducing the risk of stiff joints and arthritis
Turmeric has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agents that are very useful to prevent stiff joints and arthritis.
5. Accelerating wound healing
Turmeric paste is very effective to cure a variety of minor injuries, such as minor burns, bruises, and abrasions. Turmeric is also able to overcome some of the inflammation in psoriasis and other skin.
6. Optimizing digestion
Turmeric stimulates the gall bladder and helps in the treatment of colitis. But if you suffer from chronic gallbladder disease, then you should refrain from consuming turmeric.
7. Detoxifying the liver
Curcumin is a natural detoxifying agent for the liver. Not only as a detoxifying agent, the curcumin is able to facilitate the circulation of blood.
8. Improving the health of skin
Regular consumption of turmeric is able to help preventing excessive skin pigmentation. You can make turmeric recipe independently. Take a pinch of turmeric powder. Mix with half a teaspoon of lemon juice, a bit of gram flour and a teaspoon of tomato juice, until you get a paste. Apply the paste on the dark circles around the eyes and leave for 15 minutes. Turmeric-based herbal paste is highly recommended by many herbalists. You can also pineapple juice as one of your ingredients.
9. Improving Heart Health
Turmeric can minimize bad cholesterol and reduce the risk of blood clots and plaque deposits in the arteries.
10. Promoting good mood
Turmeric has long been used as a prevention of depression in some traditional medicine.
Here is one ancient yoga recipe, called “Golden Milk“. This recipe is highly recommended to cure diarrhea, bronchitis, viral infections, diseases caused by worms, kidney infection, joint pain, muscle pain, and arthritis.
• 1 cup of milk
• ¼ teaspoon of black pepper powder
• ½ teaspoon of ground turmeric
• 1 teaspoon of raw honey
• ½ teaspoon of extra virgin coconut oil
• 1 green cardamom that has been pounded
• 1 cinnamon stick
The use of pepper and oil is intended to help your body in absorbing the curcumin. Cardamom and cinnamon are optional ingredients that can be added to the milk. Heat the mixture until steaming. Discard cinnamon and cardamom, and you will get your Golden Milk. Drink it regularly and you will get excellent results in a few days.