Turmeric: The Wonderous Plant

Turmeric has been used in food and for medical practices for over 5000 years. Its wide-ranged benefits for our health include anti-inflammatory effects and even cancer prevention and treatment.

Many people know turmeric with the name “Indian saffron”. It is a product of the root of the Curcuma longa plant. It is of yellow color and has a fine taste similar to ginger with a slight flavor of citrus fruits. It has been used forever in Ayurvedic traditions as well as in Chinese medicine.

Turmeric can be used in drinks and dishes. It is a potent anti-inflammatory agent with no side effects.

Health benefits have been acknowledged for

– arthritis

– cancer prevention and the spreading of cancer cells of tumors, hence for the creation of metastases.

– prevention of leukemia in children

– prevention of prostate cancer

– cardiovascular benefits

– lowering cholesterol

– protection against Alzheimer’s disease

And is being used gaiants menstrual problems, bruises, chest pains, colic, bladder infection and irritation, gastro-intestinal problems, hemorrhages and toothache.

More detailed information about Turmeric and its benefits and possibilities of use:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turmeric

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=78

http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/turmeric

http://organicindia.mercola.com/herbal-supplements/turmeric.aspx

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/turmeric

http://voices.yahoo.com/health-benefits-turmeric-spice-in-3802466.html?cat=5

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