What is Tumeric?
Turmeric is a popular spice in India used for curries and mustards. It is a deep yellow, earthy spice.
Studies have shown that curcumin, a compound found in turmeric that gives it the dark yellow color, may block cancer growth and decrease tumor size. In addition, turmeric naturally detoxifies the liver.
One of the most comprehensive summaries of turmeric studies to date was published by the respected ethnobotanist James A. Duke, Phd., in the October, 2007 issue of Alternative & Complementary Therapies, and summarized in the July, 2008, issue of the American Botanical Council publication, HerbClip.
I suffer from inflammation in my joints, also known as arthritis. I have found adding a dropper full of turmeric tincture to a glass of water each morning to be an extremely helpful additive to my daily routine to ease my suffering naturally.
I have known turmeric to be a helpful anti-inflammatory and I've also known people who have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and cancer and when they used turmeric, their symptoms were alleviated.
I did some more digging about the medicinal benefits of turmeric. And you may be surprised at the many uses of this gorgeous spice!
Here's what I found.
Tremendous Turmeric : Hail To Thee!
How To Use Turmeric
1. Tinctures ~ I love Banyan Botanicals Turmeric Tincture and use it daily. It's very helpful.
2. Teas ~ Here is Dr. Weil's version of turmeric tea as well as information about useful studies of the benefits of the spice.
3. Tablets ~ There are also extracts in tablet and capsule form available in health food stores. Please ask a homeopath or naturopath the best way for you to take tablets.
And, of course, eating more yummy curried dishes is a great way to add more turmeric to your meals.
P.S. Here is another wonderful article on the remarkable uses of turmeric that also includes skin, beauty and health treatments.
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