TUMERIC AND ITS USES

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Turmeric is responsible for curry’s color. A cousin of ginger, this rhizome has a long history of use in herbal remedies, particularly in China, India. It is called Ata Ile Pupa in yoruba. We’re commonly reminded to eat colorful plant, foods because their pigments, are associated with antioxidants. Turmeric’s intense color makes it a front-runner in this group
of foods; Curcumin, a compound
found only in turmeric, appears to be the magic ingredient.
1. It is a potent natural anti-
inflammatory that works as well as many anti-inflammatory drugs but without the side effects.
2. Is a natural painkiller.
3. May aid in fat metabolism and help in weight management.
4. Has long been used in Chinese
medicine as a treatment for depression.
5. Because of its anti inflammatory properties, it is a natural treatment for arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
6. Has been shown to stop the
growth of new blood vessels in
tumors.
7. Speeds up wound healing and
assists in remodeling of damaged skin.
8. It is a natural antiseptic and
antibacterial agent, useful in
disinfecting cuts and burns.
9.Many swear by a combination of olive oil and turmeric to deter
dandruff and to improve the overall condition of the scalp. Make a mix of
turmeric and the oil of your choice massage into your scalp and leave on for 15 minutes, then shampoo and style as usual.
10. Turmeric has long used to quell bellies that aren’t behaving properly.
11.The curcumin in
turmeric may delay liver damage that and it can be used to detoxify your liver.
12. Make longevity tea
Dr. Andrew Weil notes that people in Okinawa, the Japanese island nation with the world’s longest average life
span, drink turmeric tea daily. To
make your own, boil four cups of
water, add one teaspoon of ground turmeric, allow to simmer for 10 minutes, strain, and add ginger and/ or honey to taste.
13. You can use Tumeric to whiten your teeth.Sprinkle some turmeric into your regular toothpaste and brush as normal OR Mix 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric with water and use as a mouthwash.
14. A paste of raw papaya and ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder is very effective for removing
unwanted hair permanently. Just
massage your face with this paste for 15 minutes and rinse off. Use it once a week to get fruitful results.
15. It can be used for acne and pimples. Take 4 tablespoons turmeric powder and to this add 1 tablespoon milk and 4
tablespoons raw honey.Massage for at least 10 minutes. Leave this to dry overnight.
I am definitely trying out the longevity drink who doesn’t want to live long. Drop your comments and suggestions.

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