Turmeric: A Personal Love Story

My family loves Turmeric. We add it into and onto everything we eat. Except cake. For all of you living behind the moon, here is the quick low-down on Turmeric and why it might be good for you:

Tumeric

  • It’s a potent but safe spice with anti-inflammatory powers.
  • It grows wild in forests of Southeast Asia.
  • It has been used for millennia, especially in Pakistan, Iran, China, India and Thailand.
  • It is an antiseptic agent and useful in disinfecting skin (cuts, etc)
  • It is said to help treat inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, cystic fibrosis.
  • Various studies have shown that it can decrease, reverse and prevent various cancers, Alzheimer, liver damage, various skin conditions, etc, etc…

Turmeric is fairly inexpensive, easily added and mixed into your daily cooking habits and a great way to add some flavor into your dishes.

Before running to the local farmers market and buying boat-loads of Turmeric, please read up on toxicity, possible side-effects of Turmeric and also find out who should not consume it. This video is a good start:

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