Secret Spices – Turmeric

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“Sugar and spice and everything nice…” hmm think the word sugar could have been replaced with turmeric. 😀

Did you know this spice has been used for over 5000 years? It’s been referenced throughout history and used in Asia in places like China and India. It’s found to be more beneficial than about 20 medications. The reason it’s so beneficial are because of its active compound Curcumin.

First: Curcuminoids are highly anti-inflammatory which helps relieve pain. This helps those suffering from fibromyalgia, arthritis or chronic joint pain.

Second: Turmeric helps with blood sugar. So if you have issues like diabetes or low energy levels turmeric will help because of its anti-oxidants will help balance out those blood sugar levels.

Third: Turmeric has anti-microbial properties. For this reason many people will use it in a face mask mixed with honey and essential oils to kill off acne an other different types of bacteria.

Fourth: Turmeric supports detoxification. It boosts two antioxidants called S.O.D. and glutathione which are very important for cellular function.

Lastly: Turmeric has been shown very effective way at cleaning out your arteries. This helps those who have high cholesterol or high blood pressure.

Those are just a few of the benefits of Turmeric and Curcumin. If you actually look throughout all the literature you will find it most helpful with almost any ailment because of anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and anti-oxidant properties.

Some tips on how to get more Turmeric into your daily diet.

Take a little bit of turmeric and coconut milk and make some herbal tea with it. You can also add it to chicken breading or sprinkle on any meats and salads. Turmeric also comes in capsule form. Taking a dosage of about 500-1000 mg per day is another great way to get more turmeric into your diet.

Turmeric is also more effective when heated and combined with black pepper. So keep this in mind when using turmeric for its health benefits.

Thanks to Dr. Josh Axe for his insights into unleashing the secrets of Turmeric spice.