Ayurveda: Pass the Turmeric Please!

turmeric-roots-and-a-jar-of-turmeric-powderTumeric has been used as a powerful medicine in Ayurvedic practices for thousands of years. It is found in Ayurvedic diets to both treat and prevent a range of diseases. So what is turmeric?

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Turmeric is the golden yellow spice that has tongues wagging about its amazing health and beauty benefits. It has a distinct earthy, bitter taste and is commonly used in Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, and Bangledeshi cuisine. It can be used to brighten the complexion and treat acne scarring. In the ancient times, turmeric was used to dye fabrics a brilliant yellow or gold. Turmeric also helps to slow down aging and has been a part of beauty routines for thousands of years in Asia.

Turmeric is one of the most powerful herbs on the planet for fighting illness. The main compound found in turmeric responsible for this is called curcumin, and it can be used to treat all sorts of illnesses ranging from digestive to infections. In India, turmeric milk is a widely used and very well known way to treat colds, and now this golden milk beverage is gaining wide popularity in the western world. It consists of turmeric, black pepper, honey, and some ginger mixed with milk. The black pepper helps the body in absorbing the turmeric.

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Turmeric can help treat infection, prevent and treat cancer, lower inflammation, help neurological function, and help prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease. It’s so medicinally powerful that it is a better question to ask, “what can’t turmeric do?” It’s very easy to get your daily dose of turmeric. Add this colorful spice to curries, meats, and fish dishes or try it with milk and honey for a slightly sweet and very healthful drink. The benefits are too good for anyone to miss out on this magical herb!

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