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
– 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.
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