5 Things You Didn’t Know About Turmeric
#1 Turmeric is very, very old!
Turmeric has become popular over the past 3 decades in the United States, but it has been used in food and medicine throughout the world for thousands of years. According to historians, it was first used in India, and then, from there, it was spread to Asia, Africa and the Caribbean.
The researchers have discovered that there is turmeric on the teeth of old skeletons found near the Indus River, as well as on different cooking supplies believed to come from the same period. It appears that turmeric has been used for teeth whitening long ago by many other people.
#2 Turmeric was referred to as GOLD in biblical times!
According to numerous historians, the gold that the three wise men brought to baby Jesus was in fact turmeric. There are numerous ancient scripts in which people who talk about gold actually refer to turmeric.
#3 Turmeric has POSITIVE side effects!
Most of the anti-inflammatory drugs (pharmaceuticals) are efficient, but take a huge toll on your health in general. Almost all of us have experienced the negative side effects of drugs at some point in life and that is not fun at all. This is illogical, especially if we take into consideration that they are intended to make us feel better.
Contrary to the pharmaceuticals, turmeric is abundant in beneficial side effects for almost every organ of your body. Only if you take turmeric in extremely high amounts, it may lead to slight nausea and diarrhea, but if you use it normally, on a daily basis, in normal quantities, it is completely safe and it does not have any side effects (just like anything new though, make sure you first consult your trusted naturopath for instructions).
#4 Turmeric is EASY to include in your diet!
It is easy to implement this tasty spice into your diet. You can consume it in capsule form, use the turmeric powder in smoothies, you can use the root itself, add it to different dishes, for brushing your teeth etc. you can find different recipes for preparing various turmeric-based dishes on our website.
#5 Turmeric may work better than Prozac for depression!
The medical college in India has recently conducted a research which has discovered that curcumin, the active substance of turmeric, was successfully able to improve symptoms of depression in patients and did not cause negative side effects.
More Studies/Uses For Turmeric
- Natural pain killer
- Fights brain tumors
- Improves eye health
- Detoxifies liver
- Reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease
- Reduces risks/improves symptoms of skin and prostate cancer, leukemia, myeloma and metastasis
- Boosts body’s own antioxidant enzymes
- Aids weight loss
- It is a powerful antioxidant
- Benefits patients with Parkinson’s disease
- Slows down the progression of multiple sclerosis
- Anti-aging effects
- Increases levels of Brain-Derived Neuropathic Factor (BDNF)
- Antibacterial effects
- Effective natural remedy for psoriasis
- Improves sleep
- Efficient treatment for depression, increases hippocampal BDNF
- Reduces risk of heart attack by 65% in some individuals
- Promotes weight gain in people suffering from cachexia
- Reverses effects of chronic stress
- Helps in prevention of cardiovascular disease
- Prevention of certain stomach ulcers
- Stops growth of H. Pylori, a bacteria often responsible for acid reflux
More Ways To Use Turmeric
Turmeric should be used on a daily basis. There are several incredible ways in which you can use turmeric to improve your looks and your overall wellbeing, such as cooking, face masks for glowing skin, anti-inflammatory tonics, face mask for peeling, smoothies based on turmeric and so on.
Those who use turmeric love it and have experienced at least several of its health benefits (more than 600 of them are documented).
Actually, a research has been down and a turmeric supplement has been formulated that is 4 times more available by the body due to the super specialized extraction method.
And, what is most important, it is completely organic.
So, here is something that it is pure, safe and highly efficient, so enjoy its benefits.