Turmeric is one of the ancient spice used daily in Asian food. Turmeric is famous for its anti-inflammatory properties and used in holistic healing of many conditions like inflammation, joint pains, liver diseases etc.
Turmeric is used in many ways, from a kitchen spice to herbal medicine. Roots of the turmeric plant are boiled, dried, and then ground into a fine powder and is available as a supplement, a fluid extract and an herbal tincture.
Curcumin is the main ingredient found in turmeric which gives it anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Curcumin is found to benefit in many health conditions like chronic inflammations, depression, blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases etc.
Curcumin is best absorbed when served with black pepper.
How to Use
Turmeric can be used in many forms. You can use natural turmeric root or a powder in your cooking, as a salad dressing, in green tea etc.
Turmeric tea is an amazing blend of finest spices which benefits you in losing weight, controlling blood pressure, joint pains, uncontrolled diabetes and high cholesterol.
once you’re done simmering, strain the mixture and add milk and consume daily one cup. If you are not diabetic then you can add drop of honey for sweet taste.
Recommended dose of turmeric powder is 1/2 teaspoon per day or 1/2 inch of turmeric root per day. Excessive consumption of turmeric can cause stomach pain.
Its extract, curcumin, may cause allergic reactions on the skin, including rash, swelling, and redness. Avoid using turmeric if you experience any of this