It is a known fact in Asia that tumeric benefits you – whether it is used as an ingredient in curry, for its healing properties or even as a dye for clothes or for glowing skin. It is an important part of Ayurvedic medicine that has been used in India for thousands of years. It is used prominently in Indian, Thai, Malaysian and Pakistani cuisine, as well as others. Nowadays the spice is also used in food coloring.
Although it still is unusual for us to consider it, this spice is becoming more and more popular in Canada and the U.S.A. It has really great healing properties that we are just becoming familiar with. You will find it being an ingredient in more and more supplements.
Here are just a few of the advantages of tumeric:
It actively supports your joints and all your bones
Helps to improve your digestion
Helps to detoxify your liver by producing more bile
It’s nourishes your skin
Also maintains normal cholesterol levels in the body
Has great antioxidant properties to help fight disease
It belongs to the ginger family and is therefore a warming spice. It is also called curcumin and it is the curcumoids that it contains that are so beneficial. It’s a popular tonic in India and China.
As far as detoxifying is concerned, it goes to work on the liver by producing more bile and thus assisting the liver to do its job of filtering toxins. It not only helps detoxify but it can improve your digestion – it helps to break down the fat and sugar in your body by improving the enzyme count.
Tumeric benefits you on many levels. You can purchase this in powder form, as it is used in cooking, but usually a trip to the health food store is advised. There you will get help and advice and you can buy it in capsule or supplement form, as well as it being one of the ingredients in colon cleansers. Make sure you buy it in its pristine condition so organic is best.