If you have no idea about turmeric and it’s amazing powers, then the universe has brought you to the right place! Turmeric is a plant, so yes it is all natural! You probably know turmeric as the main spice in curry or many middle eastern dishes. It has a warm, bitter taste and is frequently used to flavor or color curry powders, mustards, butters, and cheeses. I personally do not cook with it, because I do not care for the taste or smell! But the root of turmeric is also used widely to make medicine.
Turmeric is used for healthy immune system, arthritis, heartburn (dyspepsia), stomach pain, diarrhea, intestinal gas, stomachbloating, loss of appetite, jaundice, liver problems and gallbladder disorders.
It is also used for headaches, bronchitis, colds, lung infections, fibromyalgia, leprosy, fever, menstrual problems, and cancer. Other uses include depression, Alzheimer’s disease, water retention, worms, and kidney problems.
Some people apply turmeric to the skin for pain, ringworm, bruising, leech bites, eye infections, inflammatory skin conditions, soreness inside of the mouth, and infected wounds.
I usually take a daily Turmeric Shot. The active compound in turmeric – curcumin – is fat soluble. So taking it in the morning with a healthy breakfast that has some healthy fats, such as a fried egg or avocado. If you follow Paleo then bacon will do. Basically, turmeric is best absorbed when taken with fat and a old fashioned pepper. Also, adding ”black pepper to turmeric or turmeric-spiced food enhances curcumin’s bio availability by 1,000 times, due to black pepper’s hot property called piperine,” says nutritionist Stacy Kennedy (article from men’s health).
I can go on and on about turmeric. Its endless benefits are amazing. One amazing benefit of natural herbs/plants is that they’re very low in calories, while being dense in vitamins and minerals. Turmeric is also thermogenic, meaning they naturally support your metabolism to help you burn calories.* You feel satisfied more easily, so you eat less.* Studies show that consuming certain herbs and spices before each meal can potentially reduce your caloric intake.* Due to it’s natural and nutrient-dense status, the natural herbs/plant promote your overall well-being with antioxidants more potent than many fruits and veggies. Herbs and spices promote health and well-being in your entire body, not just in a particular area. So going natural with what can be grown naturally opposed to manufactured.