Turmeric is an age-old spice and well known for its medicinal values. It is scientifically proven that turmeric, a member of the ginger family can do much more than just boosting the flavours and colour in your food. Countries like India, Sri Lanka and China have been using this yellow spice for well over than 4000 years both for beauty treatments and also to treat a variety of ailments. Curcumin, the main compound in turmeric is what gives that lovely orange-yellow hue to it and carries a big deal of credits for the health benefits that this spice has to offer.
Countries like India, Sri Lanka and China have been using this yellow spice for well over than 4000 years both for beauty treatments and also to treat a variety of ailments. Curcumin, the main compound in turmeric is what gives that lovely orange-yellow hue to it and carries a big deal of credits for the health benefits that this spice has to offer.
When it is to mention the medicinal properties of turmeric the first and foremost thing to talk about is its powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Those suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis can benefit a lot from turmeric because of its anti-inflammatory properties. If used on a regular basis you can experience much relief from joint pains as well as any kind of inflammations in your body. Turmeric also fights cancer and protects against cardiovascular diseases.
Curcumin in turmeric is a great antioxidant and is said to be best used when combined with fat. According to Ayurveda, one of the world’s oldest holistic natural healing systems, Golden milk or milk boiled with a pinch of turmeric is a powerful medicinal drink that is good for many ailments. It is most commonly used to soothe a sore throat or cold & flu but is also a very effective pain reliever and a good immune booster as well.
The health benefits of golden milk are not limited to this. It is good for the ones who are suffering from insomnia, it reduces stress, induces sound sleep, helps in good digestion, detoxifies the liver, purifies blood which will keep your skin healthy, accelerates wound-healing and many more health benefits if taken on a regular basis before going to sleep.
Turmeric is also a natural antiseptic and can be used externally on small cuts or burns like a good disinfectant and it will also speed up the healing process.
After listing out just a few of the endless health benefits of this miracle spice I can only come to a conclusion that if you ever want to try replacing medicine for food then don’t look any further; turmeric is the medicinal food to go for.