Turmeric, the magical spice from the Far East

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Turmeric is a yellow color spice or seasoning powder, derived from the roots of ginger related plant Curcuma longa.

According to traditional Eastern medicine, turmeric medicinal effects include cleaning the blood and digestive system, helps with liver and gallbladder and hepatitis. Turmeric, a substance known as curcumin, which acts as a stimulant for the liver.

turmeric curcuma root powder

Turmeric contains manganese, iron, vitamin B6, lot of fiber, and also potassium.

The taste is mild spicy, slightly bitter, pungent, like a blend of ginger and orange. It contains manganese, iron, vitamin B6, lot of fiber, and also potassium.

Turmeric is safe to eat, because in addition to the already mentioned medicinal properties also reduces the stickiness of platelets. You must be careful, not to overdose, if you are already taking any medicines for platelets or you are pregnant. As with most medicinal plants, enjoyment of turmeric can occur in certain mild allergic reactions such as itching. In this case, you simply wash it off and stop using it.

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Turmeric as a coloring agent

It is often used for food coloring. You may not even know that your meals colored with it, but if you can find mark E100 on the list of colors, it is also turmeric. It is used for coloring cheese, yogurt, salad dressings and even margarine and mustard. Although turmeric is also used for coloring garments and fabrics, but it is not too strong and it fades in sunlight.

Otherwise, Turmeric contains the active substance curcumin, which is known for stimulating the liver and gallbladder in the elimination of bile, bilirubin and cholesterol. It ensures that they are protected from liver poisoning. The essential oil of turmeric dissolves gallstones, Indian medicine and beauty industry use  it for thousands of years for the treatment of cancer and different types of psoriasis. Women like to use turmeric for hair removal and beautiful skin.

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Happy spice

According to Indian traditions also brings good luck, so the female relatives rub bride on the night before the wedding, with a paste that is mixed in the water and turmeric. If a girl does not want to stand before the altar with yellow skin, needs to greased everywhere with coconut oil, which helps to remove color.

turmeric powder

Turmeric is a very healthy spice.

Help yourself with turmeric

  • Apply a little turmeric to scratches and abrasions and after a while, rinse with cold water.
  • Take 1 teaspoon of turmeric mixed with hot milk to relieve pain in the throat.
  • Yogurt mixed with turmeric, after lunch, will heal the digestive disorders.
  • If you have a problem with heartburn, take turmeric and salt (in equal quantities) with warm water.
  • From sesame oil and turmeric make a paste and apply it to the skin to avoid the outbreak of pimples.

Eat it!

Since it is very healthy for many problems, it is recommended that (especially in the case of mentioned problems) eat one teaspoon of yellow powder daily. You can divide it into three smaller portions, and eat it in the morning, noon and night. Preventive but you can take smaller amounts. Turmeric reduces the stickiness of platelets, and therefore it is not good to eat large quantities if you have a problem with platelets or if you expecting a baby.

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