Turmeric is like Beyonce; it’s hard to imagine something it can’t do. We’re learning more about what makes this healing spice such a superfood by breaking down a key component – curcumin. Holistic wellness coach, Nicole Granato, is telling us all about it, and sharing an easy tonic recipe so we can easily reap the benefits of taking curcumin daily…
What You Should Know: The health benefits of curcumin are pretty close to magic. Curcumin in the main substance in turmeric and is known to be one of nature’s best anti inflammatory additions to any diet. Inflammation can be extremely harmful when it is chronic and long term. There was a study recently out concluding that chronic inflammation plays a major role in almost every chronic disease. Curcumin is strongly anti inflammatory and is so powerful it matches the effectiveness of some anti inflammatory drugs! While this is not a drug it is a bioactive substance that fights inflammation on a molecular level.
Why You Should Try It: While curcumin can be a relief for many disorders and skin issues it is highly effective as a preventative to disease and infection. Using this superfood as a preventative is just as effective as using it for a cure. Some of the top benefits of taking curcumin daily include: more restful sleep, clear skin, relief of muscle pain, improved hair growth, improved digestion, increased energy, improved memory, cleansing to the digestive system, fights years and bacteria, prevents yeast infections and UTI, helps clear symptoms of PCOS, improves fertility, calms the nervous system.
Let’s Get Together: There are many ways you can take curcumin. I suggest taking a teaspoon in a drink or tea daily or by capsules! While you can ingest it through food making a commitment to it daily through a simple ritual is always the most beneficial. Below is a simple curcumin tonic recipe I love…
Combine all ingredients together. Sweeten with honey or maple syrup to taste. Enjoy!
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Turmeric is a wonder spice which is high in Curcumin content in the dry form. It grows as a small tuber and some are pale yellow in colour and some are yellow ochre or mango coloured darker versions. It could be dried at home and ground to a fine powder thereafter . This spice is commonly found and used in South Asia and widely in India in day to day food. It is best absorbed in the body if we add a pinch of black pepper powder to increase its effect . In a sense therefore it is a miracle spice with a wide range of heath benefits – antioxidant and cardio vascular health, in the treatment of Alzheimers and Depression, Anti inflammation properties , great combative strength to tackle cancer , improves eyesight and sleep disorders , in the treatment of Diabetes and Obesity , gastric problems , irritable bowel syndrome, respiratory illnesses and it also has great powers in building resistance powers against many illnesses etc. Have half a flat spoon of Turmeric powder with a pinch of pepper powder in warm water or in hot milk once a day for best results.
Hello, But turmeric is a thermogenic herb and has its own part of side effects that must be mentioned. How it can be countered, please do mention. It is more so under tropical condition like India..