Have you heard of the benefits of turmeric (gurkmeja - sv)?
Now most of them have also been scientifically proven (search the net to find lots of information on this). In ayurveda turmeric in different combinations and as a spice has been used for ages. It can now compete with drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, prozac.
Curcumin that is contained in turmeric is giving its golden colour and healing properties. All natural, turmeric is:
- reducing pain
- curing bowel problems
- purifying blood, cleaning liver and reducing bad cholesterol levels
- soothing joints, helps fight arthritis and gouts.
Need more reasons to use? Here is one more: it is proven to fight cancer cells, as curcumin that is contained in this golden root is also a powerful antioxidant.
How to use to get most out of it? First of all, consult a certified ayurvedic practitioner (Book time here) for getting a professional individual advice.
Here is one way to use turmeric apart from as a spice direct in dishes: make a
GOLDEN TURMERIC PASTE. Here is the recipe:
Take 250 ml pure water, 125 ml organic dry turmeric root powder, mix and put to medium fire. Let boil for 5-10 minutes. Then add 1 tsp of fine black pepper and about 60 ml of cold pressed organic coconut oil. Oil and black pepper increase the ability of our body to absorb curcumin, which otherwise will be just passing by our intestines without giving the desired effect. Let cool down then refrigerate. You have now a highly potential remedy for many health conditions. It can also be used to boost your immune system.
The normal dosage is 1/2 coffee spoon per day as a tea, with milk or with your meals. The dosage is higher for people with chronical situations.