Turmeric is a flowering plant. Known as, Curcuma longa of the ginger family, it is one of the most useful and famous Ayurvedic herbs. It has a peppery, warm, and slightly bitter flavor with a fragrance slightly reminiscent of orange and ginger. You can add this herb very easily to many dressings, dishes, and drinks. Not only can you use turmeric for food, but it has many routes of administration, such as – nasal, oral, over the skin, etc.
It is considered one of the best things you could possibly eat because of all the health benefits. There are so many it’s impossible to list them all here. However, here are a few of the health benefits of turmeric:
- Can help stop breast cancer from spreading into lungs
- Reduces the risk of childhood leukemia
- Helps prevent melanoma and kills present melanoma cells
- May prevent and slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease by removing amyloid plaque buildup in the brain
Also, according to extensive research, it fights cancer of all kinds. Turmeric is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent, is useful in disinfecting cuts and burns, detoxifies the liver, helps with flatulence, jaundice, menstrual difficulties, bloody urine, hemorrhage, inflammation, toothache, bruises, chest pain, colic, rheumatoid arthritis, and the lowering of cholesterol. It also helps with fat management, treats depression, and aids in the treatment of acne, eczema, psoriasis, and uneven pigmentation. You can even use it to improve skin complexion.
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