31 October 2013

The Many Health Benefits of Turmeric

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Turmeric? Sounds like a chemical substance in the periodic table, right? Well, turmeric (curcuma longa) or in layman, the curry spice that we use when we cook chicken curry is a bright and deep yellow spice which belongs to the ginger family.

Aside from using it as a cooking herb, it also possess medicinal properties that is beneficial to one's overall health. Some of its health benefits are:

  • A natural antiseptic and antibacterial great in disinfecting wounds, bruises or cuts
  • Reduce the risk of childhood leukemia
  • Liver detoxifier
  • Helps in the treatment of psoriasis
  • Natural anti-inflammatory
  • Painkiller and cox-2 (inflammation and pain) inhibitor
  • Helps in fat metabolism and weight loss management
  • Natural treatment for rheumatoid and arthritis

1 comment :

  1. turmeric is my current fave. i love putting it in rice to give it that yummy taste + the awesome oh-so-natural yellow color. i also put it in abundance to my noodles + my tinola dishes :)


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