Turmeric is the common Indian spice that forms the core of Indian cuisine. The health benefits of turmeric gain it a remarkable place in the recent western cuisines as well. Here are some unknown spicy stuff from turmeric.
1. Allergies can be prevented and treated by turmeric. Well, turmeric itself can cause allergies to some people. At least when used externally.
2. It works for blood pressure and diabetes. Turmeric is a simple home remedy for many diabetics.
3. Arthritis cannot look turmeric in the eye. Though it may not work for every arthritic, turmeric's anti inflammatory properties make it a good natural pain reliever.
4. The healing properties of curcumin may prevent heart failure.
5. Heart patients may benefit from turmeric. The damage caused during a by pass surgery can be eased with turmeric extracts, say a group of researchers. That doesn't mean you can throw away your bills though.
6. A recent article talked about the health benefit of turmeric black pepper combo. It said that seasoning foods with these two spices can prevent and even help in the treatment of breast cancer. Women who at high risk of cancer can tale drugs which are of high toxicity. But natural remedies would prevent killing healthy cells. Thanks to the natural compounds curcumin (turmeric) and piperine (black pepper). More studies on the way.
7. Cognitive impairment would run for life with turmeric, says study. Both black pepper and turmeric can delay the onset of and help with Alzheimer's disease. It may increase alertness and memory among the elderly.
8. I should add that turmeric can also play a worthy role in increasing your haemoglobin.
Home Remedy: Try taking half a teaspoon of turmeric with warm water.
Tip: It is important to know that it taken 15 grams of fresh turmeric to provide us with 500 mg of good content. If you wish to buy supplements, do it from trusted sources…
Time to go ethnic I guess.