Turmeric is not just known for its beautiful golden color, flavor and delicious taste. It is now well known for its medicinal properties. Turmeric has long been used in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine but is now being more widely used in Western medicine too.
Turmeric can boost your immune system, has incredible anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It can offer pain relief, from joint pain to various cancers.
Health benefits of turmeric
- Keep your heart healthy
- Heal wounds
- Prevent Alzheimer’s disease
- Control diabetes
- Prevent arthritis
- Prevent cancer
- Improve mood
- Detoxify the liver
- Improve digestion
- Beautify your skin
Curcumin is found in Turmeric and has been found to be useful for its antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Curcumin is non-toxic, has no side effects and is perfectly safe and healthy to use.
Turmeric also contains vitamins, minerals, calcium and fibre.
Turmeric can make your skin gorgeous and shiny, has anti-ageing properties, can prevent skin pigmentation and tone your skin too.
A Turmeric paste can also help get rid of the dark rings around your eyes. Mix a little turmeric with half a teaspoon of lemon juice, a teaspoon of tomato juice and a pinch of a flower. Mix the paste and then spread it around and underneath your eyes. Leave it on for ten minutes and your rings will disappear.
You can make a similar paste with the Turmeric and pineapple juice.
Try this Turmeric Golden Tea or GOLDEN MILK.
This tea is an ancient Indian tea used to treat various health problems including bladder problems, parasites, kidney infections, viral infections, headache, fever and colds, and general all round health.
- One cup milk
- 1/2 teaspoon raw honey
- 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon extra virgin coconut oil
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Heat the milk and add the cinnamon. Then add the coconut oil, honey, turmeric, and pepper. Stir constantly until the mixture heats up. Do not let it boil. Strain and drink.
Source: Fine Living Advice