The historical homeland of turmeric is southeast India. The root of this plant is the main component of the famous curry seasoning, which gives the dish not only a sharp taste and specific aroma, but also a pleasant yellow color.
Even in antiquity, it was noticed that turmeric increases the shelf life of cooked dishes. Also, the plant painted gloves, metal, and wood in golden color.
Turmeric contains essential oils and curcumin (yellow dye). The plant is rich in phosphorus, iron, iodine, calcium, choline, as well as a group of vitamins B (B1, B2, B5), C and K.
Turmeric removes toxins and harmful substances from the body, as it contains antioxidants that “kill” free radicals. Scientists believe that curry spice has a beneficial effect on Alzheimer’s disease, removes excess water from the body, and reduces swelling in arthritis. Turmeric also blocks cancer cells, prevents breast cancer. The acute taste of turmeric helps fight viruses and bad bacteria, so seasoning is useful for all kinds of inflammations. Turmeric normalizes the digestive system, kidneys, gall bladder. Improves appetite.
Turmeric contributes to the production of bile and gastric juice, so it is useful for diseases of the liver, kidneys and gall bladder.
– The most valuable thing in turmeric is curcumin. This substance has an antioxidant effect, it fights against free radicals. It also protects against cardiovascular diseases and oncology. There are even studies that turmeric is used in the treatment of tumor diseases. In particular, with melanoma and its chemotherapy. It is able to neutralize the harmful effects of chemotherapy.
It works great as a natural antibiotic, inhibits the growth of pathogenic flora. It has anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric stops the development of Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and senile dementia. The use of this spice affects the work of almost all internal organs. It perfectly cleanses the body of toxins, has a good effect on the liver.
Ayurvedic drink prolongs youth and normalizes the work of internal organs of the body. It helps with colds and bad moods. They recommend drinking milk in the morning on an empty stomach or in the evening before bedtime.
Milk – 1 cup
Water – 50 milliliters
Coconut oil – 1 teaspoon
Turmeric – 1 teaspoon
Honey – 1 teaspoon
Put water on fire. When it boils, add a spoonful of turmeric. Cook for 5-7 minutes. Add a glass of milk and butter to the mixture. Keep it on fire for several minutes. When the drink cools down – dissolve honey in it.
This spice in its properties is similar to ginger: it also speeds up the metabolism and promotes passive burning of calories. Therefore, it is recommended to use turmeric as the main spice for the period of the diet, and subsequently, it should become a kind of lifestyle.
For a stronger and faster action, you need to prepare the following slimming drink:
make a dry mixture of ordinary black tea, four small pieces of ginger and cinnamon on the tip of a knife. Then fill it all up with two tablespoons of turmeric and pour 0.5 l of boiled water, the temperature of which should be 80–90 degrees;
pour 0.5 liters of low-fat kefir into the cooled drink and add a tablespoon of honey.
Take a drink of 100 ml for 5 days 30 minutes before or after dinner.
Turmeric, in addition to useful properties, also has contraindications, but they are not so scary and are taken into account only with stones in the gallbladder and obstruction of the biliary tract, because turmeric causes contractions of the gallbladder. It is also not recommended to take it as a medicine during pregnancy.
The main signs of poor exposure to the yellow powder will be general weakness, nausea, dizziness, diarrhea. The main guarantee of the successful use of turmeric will be a sense of proportion, only, in this case, the body will experience a tremendous effect.
. Turmeric is not friendly with the sun, so keep the seasoning in a dark, dry place. From dishes fit glass with a sealed lid.