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Warning: Many herbs adversely interact with modern medicines and should only be taken after consulting with medical professionals. Use as directed by a health care provider. Always follow the manufacturers dosage guidelines!


TURMERIC (Curcuma longa)

Turmeric is also known by the names Indian Saffron, Tumeric, and Yellow Ginger. This herb and spice is native to tropical South Asia. In India it is revered as "holy powder" and has been used for centuries to treat wounds, infections and other health problems.
Turmeric has a peppery bitter flavour with a mild fragrance of orange and ginger. Turmeric as a spice gives mustard its yellow colour, and is also a major ingredient in curry.

Benefits:
In recent years, much research has gone into the healing powers of Turmeric's main ingredient curcumin and its astonishing array of antioxidant, anticancer, antibiotic, antiviral and other properties has been revealed.
Curcumin's antioxidant qualities may also be able to lower cholesterol in the body.
Turmeric also helps with joint and bone health making it a great herb for sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis.
Turmeric is used in a wide variety of skin creams. Its a good antiseptic for cuts, burns and bruises. Turmeric helps to clear skin of acne and even heals the scars of acne.
The list goes on. South East Asians have treated other conditions, such as flatulence, jaundice, menstrual difficulties, bloody urine, hemorrhaging, toothache, chest pain, and colic with Turmeric.

Tea:
Besides using Turmeric as a culinary spice, it is also consumed as a tea to derive the benefits of its healing constituents.
To make Turmeric Tea bring 1 teaspoon of turmeric and 1 teaspoon of ginger powder to boil in 4 cups of water, reduce heat and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes. (Ginger has many health benefits as well). Strain the tea into a cup to filter out particles. Honey and a slice of lemon can be added for taste.

In India, a popular cold remedy is a Turmeric laced milk drink, as well as breathing steam infused with Turmeric to relieve congestion.

Cautions:
Turmeric has no knowmn side effects and is considered to be non allergenic.



Warning: Many herbs adversely interact with modern medicines and should only be taken after consulting with medical professionals. Use as directed by a health care provider. Always follow the manufacturers dosage guidelines!




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