Sunday, 16 June 2013

THE BENEFITS OF TURMERIC


Turmeric is a plant native to South India and Indonesia that has many health benefits. It has been used by many as an antiseptic for cuts, burns and bruises, and has also been used as an antibacterial agent. Turmeric reduces fats; aids blood circulation and purifies it, helps digestion, assists in the prevention of prostate cancer, to prevent breast cancer from spreading into the lungs and to reduce certain types of melanoma. Used in cooking it can help to improve digestion and can also help to reduce gas and bloating. Turmeric helps digest fats by stimulating the flow of bile. Turmeric powder mixed with water is also known to help diarrhoea. Turmeric may help heal colitis, Crohn’s disease, diarrhoea and the after affects of food poisoning. It is often used to ease joint pain and inflammation associated with arthritis. Turmeric paste is also known to have a rejuvenating effect on the liver. Turmeric can help reduce bad cholesterol in the blood, which are the primary cause of artery blockage and heart attacks. It is a natural painkiller. Turmeric helps you reduce pigmentation on your face and even out your skin tone.
Turmeric’s anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal agents can help our body fight against colds, cough and flu. When symptoms of these infections are present, mix one teaspoon of turmeric powder into a glass of hot milk just before sleeping along with half a spoon of pepper powder. Turmeric and milk is the bone-strengthening properties of the two. Turmeric and milk combination have bone-strengthening properties.
 Moderate use of Turmeric powder as part of regular diet is fairly safe. Prolonged consumption of high doses of Turmeric extract may cause stomach or liver distress, dehydration and constipation.

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