Turmeric is a perfect spice to heal your body. It is widely used in Asian countries in medicine because its components contain medicinal properties that can cure patients of certain diseases and body pains. To take daily is excellent as prevention. Whether used in cooking or “medicine”, turmeric will be a good ally for your dishes and your health.
The benefits of turmeric
First of all, you need to know which part of turmeric is used for healing and where does this plant come from.
Turmeric longa, by its scientific name, is generally cultivated in Asia and mainly in India. It is its rhizome, therefore its underground stem, which is filled with natural reserves and which is consumed once reduced to powder. This spice contains curcumin, which is the main pigment and gives turmeric its superfood appearance filled with benefits.
Curcumin is an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-septic. It also allows the purification of blood and treats the digestive system, gingivitis in mouthwash, as well as the prevention of certain cancers such as colon, lungs, liver, …
Turmeric is mostly used in Ayurvedic medicine in some hospitals which is a technique developed in India linking body and mind. This Ayurvedic medicine includes massages including udvartana massages that are rubbing treatments with plant powders. Turmeric is therefore frequently used for this type of massage since it is known for its many virtues.
Consumption of turmeric
- Rhizome dried powder : Take 2 g per day on your dishes (after cooking to preserve maximum nutrients) or infusion with 1 g of powder in 150 ml of boiling water for 10 minutes at a rate of 2 cups per day.
- Fluid extract (1: 1). Take 1.5 ml to 3 ml daily.
- Dyeing (1: 5). Take 10 ml daily.
In order for turmeric to be even more effective on certain diseases and injuries, the best ally of curcumin is black pepper which contains piperine and improves the absorption of curcuminoids.
Do not hesitate to mix turmeric with ginger as the technique of 9 5 1 deals with: 9 servings of turmeric, 5 servings of ginger and a serving of black pepper. As always do not exceed the prescribed doses and remember to talk to your doctor or naturopath before!
Turmeric as anti-cancer
As garlic, Turmeric is consumed in large quantities in India, up to 2 grams per day. Consumption of regular and large amounts of turmeric would cause a decrease in carcinogenic cells. In addition, for smokers, a daily consumption of 1.6 grams of turmeric for 30 days would reduce the various carcinogenic cells that can be in the body. It is the large amount of curcumin present in turmeric that allows this anti-cancer effect but also the presence of enzhymes that helps fight against cancer. It will be effective in particular to prevent cancers of the colon, lungs, liver, intestines, skin or pancreas.
Turmeric as a powerful antioxidant
Turmeric is one of the foods that has very effective anti-oxidants on the human body and is known for its powerful anti-oxidant properties. Oxidation in the body leads to the creation of free radicals that modify certain cells of our body and create some diseases. The antioxidants of this spice will allow free radicals not to form and thus keep your body healthier for a long time. As usual, it is necessary that the consumption is regular if you wish to see a maximum of effects and so that the benefits of turmeric are effective.
Turmeric is also an anti-inflammatory
Like its anti-oxidant effect, turmeric also has a very effective anti-inflammatory effect. Whether against rheumatism such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or arthritis but also for burns or wounds, turmeric will help you to lose weight and feel better. This is again thanks to its high concentration of curcumin that turmeric is effective against all types of burns. For heartburn, joints or even wounds, cuts or acne, do not hesitate to apply turmeric directly on it or eat enough.
Example: When you compare turmeric to conventional anti-inflammatories, doses of 2 g of turmeric per day for 6 weeks have produced similar effects to ibuprofen on people with osteoarthritis.
Turmeric to treat the intestine and liver
If you have gastrointestinal problems, turmeric may help you treat yourself. Indeed, turmeric suppresses the secretion of gastric acids in the body so removes toxins and heals the liver, intestines and also the stomach.
In addition, regular consumption of turmeric, or 3 grams for 12 weeks, allows you a complete decrease of stomach ulcers and will cure your bowel / irritable bowel syndrome. Finally, it also allows an increase in the secretion of bile and avoids the formation of gallstones within the gallbladder. Gallstones are formed if there is too much cholesterol in your body, but the consumption of turmeric will reduce your bad cholesterol and thus prevents the formation of gallstones.
So dear Fuzzy, do not hesitate to sprinkle your turmeric dishes to avoid any risk of inflammation, bloating or to cleanse your body. Regular consumption of this spice will help keep your body and digestive system healthy. So that turmeric is 100% effective, do not hesitate to mix it with black pepper and also with ginger: your body will thank you!