try turmeric, the favorite kitchen spice of india

Turmeric is one of the favorite’s of a typical Indian kitchen for a good reason.

Turmeric is one of those precious spices that the western cuisine has always underused. This brightly hued spice is the heart and soul of the Indian cuisine as well as the authentic home remedies for skin and health care. It is, indeed, the East that knows how to best use turmeric powder to get maximum benefits for health and beauty.

Turmeric is the reason behind the right color of the luscious Indian curries and the flavorful Mughlai dishes, and for good reasons. Not only does it make the food appealing to the eye and the tongue, but also offers immense health benefits when added to food. To top it all, turmeric powder is as good when applied topically as when ingested.

Here are 7 fantastic ways to use turmeric powder to strengthen your health and beautify your body.

  • Fighting Inflammation & Arthritis

Turmeric contains curcumin, a bioactive compound that is not only responsible for it’s bright yellow color but also for it’s medicinal properties, the most prominent of which are anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antibacterial, antioxidant and analgesic.

Inflammation is one big cause of so many maladies that just by bringing it down, you can achieve a fuller health. It is actually the reason behind painful diseases like asthma, bronchitis, psoriasis and arthritis.

The primary symptom of arthritis is inflammation. The pro-inflammatory agents cause inflammation, stiffness as well as pain in the joints. Tackling arthritis means, tackling inflammation to a large extent. Turmeric does exactly this – fight inflammation with its anti-inflammatory agents present in curcumin. It inhibits the action of the two inflammation causing  enzymes called COX and LOX. This action is much more effective than what regular medications offer. One major side -effect of NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) is gastric erosion, which is not a risk when you use turmeric for arthritis.

So, how can you use turmeric powder for inflammation and arthritis?

The good thing about turmeric powder is that it works both ways, through ingestion as well as through topical application. Here are a couple of ways which will help you bring down inflammation, especially in arthritis:

  • You can simply add ½ a teaspoon of it to your daily foods – eggs, sauces, soups, etc. while cooking.
  • Add ½ teaspoon of it to a cup of warm milk and have it before bed. It not only brings down inflammation of all sorts, including that of joints, but also works as an analgesic.
  • Taking turmeric powder with black pepper increases its absorbability by the body. Simply mix ⅓ cup of honey with 2 ½ spoons of turmeric powder and let it in a jar for 2 weeks. In a cup of hot water, add 1 teaspoon of this mixture and ½ teaspoon of black pepper. Also add a bit of lemon juice and have it while still warm for relief in arthritis.
  • You can also mix one teaspoon of turmeric powder and some coconut oil to make a grainy paste. Applying this paste on affected joints and wrapping them with a bandage will also help relieve arthritis pain and stiffness.
  • Boil ½ cup or water with ¼ cup of turmeric powder. Let it simmer for 5-7 minutes. Let it cool. Apply to sore joints and rinse with warm water after 15 minutes for effective relief in symptoms of arthritis.  
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  • Turmeric’s Components Not Only Strengthen the Body, But Help Kill Cancer Cells

Turmeric is one spice that is replete with antioxidants. Antioxidants are those compounds in nature that combat the free radicals in the body and help us stay healthy and robust. The science that lies behind it is that antioxidants fortify your immunity, thus letting you fight diseases, even as deadly as cancer.

So, how is powder from turmeric good for you as an antioxidant?

Turmeric offers:

  • Safeguard against chronic diseases that are caused due to free radicals in the body
  • Protection against heart diseases through removal of oxidized cholesterol from the body
  • Lowering oxidative stress, thus keeping the heart healthy
  • Acting as anti-ageing agent by combating the free radicals
  • Preventing and impeding the growth of tumors, cancer and cell mutation.

Turmeric, of late, has been noted for its ability to fight off cancer and malignant tumors. Cancer cells are like any other cells in the body that contain DNA. It takes almost 6 years for a cancer cell to come to a detectable size. This is the reason why cancer can go undetected for years till it is already in its advanced stages.

Studies reveal, that turmeric, to our good fortune, has the ability to impede and even halt the growth of cancer cells. Its main compound, curcumin, can alter the instructions of the DNA to cancer cells, thus causing cancer cells to die. Research also reveals that regulated intake of curcumin can prevent cancers of lung, stomach, colon, liver, and breast primarily based on its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities which interfere with the cellular signals received by the cancer cells.

So, add turmeric powder to your food as a staple while cooking, or take take turmeric water (as explained above) regularly.

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                           Use this warming spice to keep or even make your heart healthy.

  • Protects the Heart in Various Ways

One of the best uses of turmeric powder is for preventing heart diseases. The fact that it is contains curcumin has a lot to do with the health of the heart. Curcumin, as we have discussed already, possesses antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and analgesic properties. Curcuminoids can actually do a lot for your heart:

  • It helps reduce plaque buildup as well as prevent formation of clots. It thus prevents numerous cardiovascular diseases which are caused by plaque buildup, which fosters blood clots in arteries. Turmeric relaxes the blood vessels and minimizes the risk of strokes and heart attacks.
  • Turmeric also lowers bad cholesterol in the arteries. Curcumin has the power to encourage the production of mRNA by the liver so as to promote the manufacturing of good cholesterol.
  • Turmeric’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory component, curcumin, fights inflammation causing enzymes and free radicals in the body to cut the bad cholesterol and increase the immunity.

You can simply avert and fight cardiovascular issues by ingesting turmeric in the form of spice, supplement (curcumin), tablets or teas (concoctions). Just make sure that you consult your GP for a regulated dosage.

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                       Turmeric has many valuable properties to help the brain function optimally

  • Boosts Cognitive Abilities

Brain health or improvement of cognitive abilities is one of the added advantages of turmeric. You will be astounded to know that according to research, India runs a 25% lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s than US does simply because turmeric is a staple spice in Indian diets.

Curcumin, since it is responsible for preventing the buildup of amyloid plaques (those associated with Alzheimers’) in brain arteries as well, helps improve brain function and and keeps the dreaded disease away. The research was conducted on rats and the results were remarkable.

You could simply consider adding turmeric to your food while cooking it. It gives a great flavor to curries and even scrambled eggs. You could also try it in lentil dishes and casseroles.

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  • Regulates Glucose Levels and Reduces Complications in Diabetes

Yes, regular intake of turmeric can also regulate your glucose and insulin levels. Curcumin has the power to keep the pancreas in a good shape. Since pancreas are responsible for regulating the production of insulin in the body, healthy pancreas mean regulated insulin and thus correct glucose levels. Turmeric this helps prevent insulin resistance in the body. It also works on triglycerides and blood sugars to lower them if high, thus impeding the attack of diabetes or altogether preventing type 1 diabetes.

The effect will depend on how turmeric powder is used. Apart from having it as a regular spice in your diet, you can make a choice from capsules, tinctures, tablets and oil. However, more trials are needed to know if it has a definitive effect on insulin.

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                                  Baby soft skin becomes a real possibility with turmeric powder

  • Beautifies the Skin

Asian, especially, Indian women have been using it for centuries as a secret to their glowing skin. Applying turmeric powder topically, mostly in the form of face masks and facials, can actually give you a million dollar skin without having to visit expensive salons. Treating acne, fighting signs of aging, correcting pigmentation, lightening stretch marks, soothing burns, healing wounds, removing facial hair, treating cracked heels, exfoliation, reducing oil secretion by sebaceous glands – you name it, turmeric can do all this and more for your skin.

Its antiseptic action treats infection of the skin, antibacterial action heals it, anti-inflammatory actions takes care of problems like acne and pimples, and its antioxidant action imparts and unrivalled glow to your skin. It’s like an all rounder remedy for getting great skin.

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  • Makes Hair Smooth and Shiny

Topical application of turmeric powder can also add more charm to your crowning glory. A simple pre-shower application of olive oil with a pinch of turmeric powder can free you of fussy dandruff. If you suffer from dermal infections in the scalp, turmeric has the power to treat conditions like eczema, flaky and itchy scalp, dermatitis, etc. It can also find other bacterial and fungal infections of the scalp. This very property can also prevent and impede hair loss, and even foster hair regrowth.

Also, if you use a combination of other yellow colored herbs like saffron, calendula, or chamomile, boiled in water, and rinse your hair with it post shampoo, you can get glowing, silky and luminous hair.  

So will any sort of turmeric work for these uses?

The truth is that turmeric’s qualities do vary significantly, and some turmeric is less pure than other.

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