Monday, February 23, 2015

About Turmeric

I have just begun doing my research on turmeric and its use as an alternative medicine.  It grows wild in and is the forests of Asia and is a herbaceous plant.  The root can be dried and ground up or used whole like ginger. I have never used it whole, just the powder.  It is mainly used as a spice for cooking in Indian, Asian and Middle Eastern foods.

Turmeric has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years to cure liver ailments, stomach problems and skin problems.  Turmeric has been shown to be effective in treating inflammatory illnesses also.  I think now that there are clinical trials being done to see if it is effective in treating cancer.

I am even more convinced that food is medicine and can be used to treat our ailments.  Food can also be a preventative measure if we take the time to eat the right way to heal our bodies.

You can chase a butterfly all over the field and never catch it. But if you sit quietly in the grass it will come and sit on your shoulder. ~~Unknown~~

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