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Turmeric: the wonder spice

By NS Desk | Herbs | Posted on :   03-Jun-2021

Turmeric is known as the wonder spice because of its magical properties which benefit us in different ways. It is used as a medicinal herb from old times. Dry turmeric is rich in vitamin A, Thiamine (B1), Riboflavin (B2), vitamin C also contains a good amount of calcium, phosphorus, iron, sodium, and potassium.

Recently science has started doing research with clinically proven studies, saying it contains compounds known as "curcuminoids" used as a medicinal spice to treat different associated diseases and illness.

Anil Khandelwal, Health and Wellness Expert, YOGIC SECRETS shares science-backed benefits of turmeric:

  • Turmeric has curcumin in it which is a natural anti-inflammatory that helps to fight against inflammation caused by any disease or illness.
  • Turmeric boosts the antioxidant capacity of the body as it neutralizes free radicals on its own but also stimulates your body's own antioxidant enzymes.
  • Curcumin in turmeric may improve cognitive function & also helps to protect brain functions by boosting the level of BDNF in the brain.
  • Turmeric is a wonderful magical spice for joint health as it helps to treat symptoms of joint related problems and reduce inflammation.

• To check gastric problems: helps to relieve gas formation in stomach and indigestion discomforts.

• Very powerful to treat Bronchitis: Take 1 tsp of turmeric powder with warm water 3 times a day it will make phlegm melt. To give protection against Cancer: Add 2 tsp of turmeric powder in a cup of water stir & take it regularly twice a day. It has active compounds (curcumol and curdione), which have strong cytotoxic effects against certain forms of cancer. 

• To relieve pain and itching of skin: Mix turmeric powder with the lime juice and little water to make a smooth paste. Put it directly on to herpes lesions, eczema, psoriasis, pimples, and even leprosy sores.

• To relieve sprains and internal injuries: With just 1 spoonful turmeric powder in 2 cups of milk simmer it & it cool drink it daily in morning and evening for best results.

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