Thursday, August 25, 2016
Turmeric the Super Spice
I have a few articles on my blog (www.theartofwarogers.info) about the amazing healing properties in organic Panax ginseng. Warning all ginseng is not the same. Only organic Panax ginseng has the ability to build resistance and reduce susceptibility to illness among many other benefits.
The commercial ginseng most people have access to can actually be harmful if it is not organic and some commercial ginseng is grown with pesticides and manufactured with chemicals. Our Ki wellness center is one of the few locations in New York City that distributes organic Chinese-Korean Panax ginseng.
If organic Panax ginseng is the most powerful healing herb, Turmeric is the most powerful healing spice. I was first introduced to the healing power of turmeric many years ago when I was training to become a certified Ayurvedic practitioner. Turmeric or “haldi” as it is known in Hindi; has been used for thousands of years in traditional Ayurvedic medicine.
Turmeric is the most powerful antioxidants you can consume, it is one of the strongest fat-burning, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial spices in the world. Turmeric grows in India and in many tropical areas in Asia. Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric its color is bright yellow. Its unique pungent taste can be found in many Indian dishes.
My Ayurvedic training allow me to learn how turmeric can be used to address fevers, infections, weight loss, liver and gall bladder issues; plus the prevention of Alzheimer’s and heart disease. The curcumin in turmeric has been known to reduce the oxidation of plaque on the artery walls. Do to my recent injuries I use it as an anti-inflammatory aid.
According to the Nutrition and Anti-Aging Health News Letter, studies have shown turmeric to be a powerful weapon against cancer cells. Not only has research proven that this special spice can prevent cancer cells from growing but can also slow the growth and spread of cancer in patients. The curcumin in turmeric was proven to be more than twice as effective as known cancer drugs like paclitaxel.
Turmeric is can be used as a dye, if cooking or using turmeric never let it get on your clothes it will leave a stubborn stain. Curry contains turmeric but it is combined with other spices and is not as powerful as pure turmeric. If you use turmeric try to buy it in an organic form. I use turmeric capsules by Science Natural Supplements which we carry at our wellness center.
There is a great deal of research on the health benefits of turmeric on line if you are in a healing mood like I am organic ginseng and turmeric should be a part of your wellness and healing strategy. Just as I mentioned with the use of ginseng make sure you know how the turmeric you consume is manufactured it should be organic if possible.