Isn’t it great that so many natural and effective remedies can be found in our very own kitchen?  Sometimes without even planning it we have our own mini “alternative pharmacies”  right under our noses!!
This week we want to go over some of the benefits of one of the more popular and versatile items that many of us already have stocked in our kitchen as we speak.
Generally used for adding  flavour to indian cooking Turmeric is being consumed more and more for its healing properties.  The medicinal properties of this spice have been slowly revealing themselves over the centuries.  Turmeric by some is known as a “natural wonder” for its many healing properties.
Here is a list of some of the great things that turmeric has long been helping many people with.

1. It is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent, useful in disinfecting cuts and burns.

2. When prepared along with cauliflower, it has shown to prevent prostate cancer and stop the growth of existing prostate cancer.

3. It has prevented breast cancer from spreading to the lungs in mice.

4. May prevent melanoma and cause existing melanoma cells to commit suicide.

5. Is a natural liver detoxifier.

6. May prevent and slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease by removing amyloyd plaque buildup in the brain.

7. May prevent metastases from occurring in many different forms of cancer.

8. It is a potent natural anti-inflammatory that works as well as many anti-inflammatory drugs but without the side effects. therefor it is a natural treatment for arthritis.

9. Has shown promise in slowing the progression of multiple sclerosis in mice.

10. Is a natural painkiller.

11. Has long been used in Chinese medicine as a treatment for depression

12. Has been shown to stop the growth of new blood vessels in tumors.
13. Speeds up wound healing and assists in remodeling of damaged skin.
14. May help in the treatment of psoriasis and other inflammatory skin conditions.15. May aid in fat metabolism and help in weight management.

The great thing is, turmeric tastes great and can be added to so many recipes while boosting the healing benefits of meal.  We have also added it to some of our juices are found it to taste quite nice.  Sprinkle it on salads, or add some lemon juice and turmeric to half an avocado.  This one is an easy one to include in your daily lifestyle, and who know you just may be one of the lucky ones who finds it rather healing 🙂

Turmeric can be found in powdered form of course ( use in recipes, juices etc.) but also in capsule form if you would rather not worry about the meal aspect and just get the benefits straight from the source.

At a very reasonable price this healing spice is a must in our cupboards, how about you?Image

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