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2 years ago

Turmeric is a wonder spice that anyone and everyone would benefit from working into their meals at every practical opportunity.

The top ten health benefits of turmeric...

"Turmeric has  been shown to protect against every stage of cancer development: initiation, promotion and progression. It also disarms a wide range of carcinogens.

Curcumin (the active ingredient of turmeric) has been shown to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-cancer activities...'

(From 'Say No To Cancer' by Patrick Holford)

2 years ago
TURMERIC – the REAL Spice of Life  Author Randy Fritz  

Yellow Powerfood! 

If I had to chose just one herb spice to increase my well being and live a long healthy life it would be turmeric. It helps you when young, when middle aged, and in in old age. It helps both men and women for different reasons.

If a drug company could patent turmeric, it would be more popular and lucrative than Viagra and aspirin combined.

The short list of benefits shown in controlled scientific studies and long term population analysis includes prevention and treatment in:

•    Inflammation
•    Arthritis
•    Cystic fibrocis
•    Cancer
•    Cardiovascular problems
•    Cholesterol
•    Alzimers desease
•    Childhood Leukemia
•    Liver function
•    Skin 

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Luckily, you don’t have to eat turmeric in a concentrated or medicinal form. You can buy it in any grocery store and it is very inexpensive.  To take the traditional recommended amount which is about 1 teaspoon per day would cost you less than $10.00 for a whole year! That one teaspoon per day could change your life. It has been harvested and used for over 5000 years.

The thing you  notice right away about turmeric is its bright yellow colour. This is what gives the traditional curry spice it’s colour but also is the colouring of mustard and many other prepared and preserved foods like pickes, salad dressing, cheeses and even textiles.  Most curry blends and prepared foods have minimal amounts of turmeric in them though so if you want the health benefits you should go for the straight powder.

Chinese and Indian Ayurvedic systems of medicine have used turmeric as an anti-inflammatory agent to treat a wide variety of conditions, including flatulence, jaundice, menstrual difficulties, bloody urine, hemorrhage, toothache, bruises, chest pain, and colic.

Curcumin, thought to be the primary pharmacological agent in turmeric, has been shown to be a more potent anti-inflammatory than prescription drugs like hydrocortisone and phenylbutazone as well as over-the-counter anti-inflammatory agents such as Motrin but WITHOUT TOXIC SIDE EFFECTS.

Curcumin may provide an inexpensive, well-tolerated, and effective treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) such as Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis.

Turmeric’s combination of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects explains why many people with joint disease find relief from arthritis when they use the spice regularly.

Curcumin’s powerful antioxidant actions plus its ability to alter the genetic expression of certain proteins are possible factors in its demonstrated ability to prevent and even treat cancer in as shown in controlled experiments on mice and large populations.  Many more clinical studies are underway but traditional health systems have already been using turmeric for thousands of years.

Turmeric supports the liver in naturalizing toxins in the body. This is why it is known in traditional health systems as a purifier. It helps the liver clear away the LDL (bad) cholesterol and also prevents the oxidation of cholesterol in the system.

Research has shown that curcumin is able to .......> TURMERIC – the REAL Spice of Life

2 years ago

It's good for life

2 years ago

is any powdered turmeric okay to use? 

2 years ago

Yes Ann it is and that is how we usually get it.

2 years ago

The known and potential  healing benefits of turmeric/curcumin are even acknowledged on this official US Government website!

2 years ago

This study has shown that curcumin can help fend off diabetes...

2 months ago

already do it

3 weeks ago

there is some huge turmeric database that has compiled a lot of research on the root. it really is amazing

2 weeks ago

The latest new 'fad' in health food stores is selling concentrated whole tumeric because they have found that while cucumin has a host of health benefits, it is an extract of the whole food which has even more benefits, including preventing alzeimers.

Unless you are really in a hurry, I think that just eating the kitchen spice is the best cheapest way to go.  This is accomplished by just adding it to every possible dish you cookor  just taking a teaspoon in hot water.

5 days ago

Thank-you for the post...have used in past, and am reminded here to pick some up.

5 days ago

its_ gud _for_helth_and_ fijikaL'body....+

4 days ago


3 days ago

I almost always add turmeric when making a curry