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Caroline Boyce

The Benefits of Tumeric December 19, 2012

Filed under: Health and Fitness,Inspiration,Recipes — Caroline Boyce @ 5:28 pm
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I’m sharing this from http://www.2baware.net/healthy-foods/turmeric-the-secret-to-optimal-health/ …by Lena Jacome.

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The turmeric plant or Curuma Longa, is a native of South Asiaand Indonesia. turmeric root or rhizomes have been used for thousands of years as a medicine in ChinaIndia and inAyurvedic Healing.

Why Turmeric? The active ingredient in Turmeric is called curcumin which has been found to provide a list of wonderful effects:

  • Aids in fat metabolism and weight management
  • A natural inflammatory known to be used for arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis and improves asthema
  • A natural analgesic and natural antibiotic
  • It’s a skin tonic and improves such skin conditions as psoriasis and eczema
  • Reduces the side effects of chemotherapy and an anti-arthritic
  • Strengthens ligaments and speeds up the healing of wounds
  • It’s a  blood purifier and has blood thinning properties
  • Lowers cholesterol and inhibits the oxidation of LDL
  • Improves digestion, heals stomach ulcers and helps prevent bloating and gas
  • Slows the progression of MS
  • Slows the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease by removing amyloid plaque buildup in the brain
  • Used as preventative medicine for the following cancers: Breast, Prostate, Skin, Colon, Lymphoma and Leukemia

**If you are pregnant or nursing then please consult your physician before implementing turmeric in your diet for medicinal purposes. Seek your physicians advice if wishing to implement in a child’s diet. Avoid turmeric if you have gallstones or bile obstruction.

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A recipe for Turmeric Tea

1 and 1/2  inches of turmeric root (peel the skin)

For added taste *Optional: I like to add the same amount of ginger root (peeled as well)

Steep in 1/2  gallon of water

Have a cup and place the remainder in your fridge.

Enjoy a cup a day!

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