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Health Benefits of Good Food

     

Turmeric


A member of the ginger family, turmeric holds a scared place in Ayurvedic medicine.

Ayurvedic practitioners believe that it is a cleanser for all parts of the body. Thus, apart from using in cooking, turmeric is also used as a form of digestive aids, in treating infection, arthritis, jaundice and fever. A symbol of prosperity, the turmeric's healing property lies in its stalk. It is this same part that is usually used to color, preserve and flavor foods in everyday cooking. In Asian cooking, it is popularly used fresh while the dried, powdered form of the root is commonly used in other parts of the world.


Benefits of Turmeric

  1. Turmeric reduces fats by helping to release digestive enzymes for breaking down carbohydrates & fats 
  2. Aids blood circulation & purifies it.
  3. Turmeric aids in digestion and is believed to help the body against parasites in the intestines.
  4. It is now being investigated for potential use as anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory aid.
  5. It is antiseptic, warming and astringent.

 

   

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