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12 Ways In Which Turmeric Can Help You Save Your Life

Turmeric is not only tasteful, but a spice with more than 600 reasons to consider it the best herb on the planet. And may be it also is the most researched one, so there´s enough scientific support. Turmeric has been a centre of attraction for potential treatment of several diseases, including cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, allergies, arthritis and other chronic illnesses. This is due to Curcumin, its principal active ingredient. Have you ever used Turmeric?

Turmeric is anti-aging, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory super spice. Turmeric is a member of the ginger family. Known as “The Queen of Spices”, it can be found in many Indian dishes for its wonderful earthy flavor and golden color.

Turmeric is jam packed with healthy nutrients such as fibers, calcium, vitamins and minerals. It is non-toxic, even in high doses, and doesn’t usually cause any side-effects. However some people may experience an upset stomach, nausea or dizziness. If this is the case, turmeric must be used in moderation to reap its benefits.

Turmeric has low absorption and rapid metabolism that lead to relatively low bioavailability in the body. To increase its bioavailability in your body read this article for more information.

The Amazing Health Benefits Of Turmeric In A Nutshell

•    Cancer prevention

•    Alzheimer’s prevention

•    Diabetes control

•    Natural painkiller and prevents arthritis

•    Wounds healer

•    Improves digestion

•    Liver detox

•    Weight control

•    Promotes healthy skin

•    Heart health

•    Boost Immune system

•    Mood improver

Golden Milk – The Recipe

Ingredients (for 1 serving)
•    1 cup milk of your choice (I use homemade almond milk) – see here healthy and easy homemade milk substitute recipes
•    ½ tsp. ground turmeric
•    ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
•    1 tsp. raw honey (or to taste)
•    ½ tsp. pure extra virgin coconut oil (leave this out when you use coconut milk)
•    Optional: 1 crushed green cardamom pod (or ⅛ tsp. ground cardamom)
•    Optional: 1 small cinnamon stick (or ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon)

The pepper and oil will help your body to absorb the curcumin. Studies show that in combination with pepper, turmeric may be absorbed 1000 times better. Honey on the other hand has a great anti-viral and antibacterial properties, and I’ve added cardamom and cinnamon for extra flavor.

Directions

Heat the milk. Add the cardamom and cinnamon if you’re adding these. Add the turmeric, pepper, honey and coconut oil while stirring constantly. Heat the mixture until steaming but not boiling. Strain the cinnamon and cardamom and serve. Note that not all ingredients are soluble, so stir occasionally while drinking to avoid a strong turmeric flavor at the last sip.

Enjoy!

AmyThis is a guest post written by Amy Goodrich, yogi, health coach, and dedicated blogger who loves living a natural, eco-friendly and healthy lifestyle. Visit her website http://www.body-in-balance.org  and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/bodyinbalance.org

If you want to know why turmeric works for each of the benefits listed above, please visit the original article published by Healthy And Natural World here.

Image credit to missy

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