There are an endless number of turmeric benefits.
If you think of it, this spice has been used for centuries.
In fact, turmeric benefits to humankind have been known for over 4,000 years.
The good news is that the benefits have finally been scientifically documented.
The latest advanced research highlights the positive health effect of the spice on our body including anti-inflammation, cancer fighting, improve digestion, etc. (1)
This is why we are now having the pleasure to eat so much turmeric and to find it in most shops.
This article provides a summary of the most common benefits of the spice. You’ll be amazed what it can do for you.
How many turmeric benefits are they?
The truth is that no one knows (at the moment) how many there are. You may ask why?
Simply because there are so many and scientists are still finding new ones every year.
However, what is known to us is that there are well over 7,000 studies around the world for this spice alone.
And all of them describes incredible turmeric benefits in treating and preventing difficult health conditions and illnesses.
What do we know about turmeric?
It is known that the spice has been used in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine for more than 2000 years.
Note that we speak about medicine purposes and not use the spice for cooking (cooking with the spice comes back to over 4000 years). (2)
We also know that it is a very good blood cleanser.
Ancient Kings used it to cleanse their bloods when being poisoned.
As much as it may sound weird, turmeric has only been used for the past 30 years as an additive to medicine while Chinese use it for over 2000 years.
As our bodies are constantly exposed to bad toxins in our tap water, food, atmosphere by breathing air, it is critical that we use an anti-bad-toxin system to get rid of these.
This is the main turmeric benefit for me. Cleaning and cleansing our bodies from the bad toxins.
What is the effect of toxins on our bodies?
Toxins are our enemies. They are now seen as ‘THE’ real threat to our health.
No wonder why, as over 42,000 new toxic components have been introduced in our surrounding environment in the last year alone.
Think of it, you have toxins in your food (through chemicals introduced by the agricultural sector to improve production).
You find them in the air through emissions of toxic gasses such as particulates, CO2, Nitro-oxide, etc.
If you look a little bit deeper, you’ll see that there are hundreds of toxins in your tap water.
Similarly, you don’t even want to know how many toxins there are in your house cleaning products (really bad chemicals).
As much as I do not like to say it, I have a duty to tell you about this one.
In your daily cosmetics such as makeup, you’ll find that the chemical industry has inserted some very bad toxins.
One good example is nail polish.
You really need to look into these as your nails are directly connected to some highly sensitive parts of your body. I warn you, you’d better chose a proper nail polish.
You name it, you’ll find bad toxins in every product and all of them affect negatively our lives. (4)
What is the effect of these toxins?
The vast majority of the toxins have damaging effect on your health.
They can change your body configuration and the way it operates.
In fact, it can go as bad as disrupting your endocrine system.
It was shown that they are responsible for releasing hormones into your own bloodstream.
Regrettably, if you do not manage to evacuate these from your body, then the toxins will in the long run cause damage to your liver, muscles, heart, kidneys, etc.
As you can see, there is a need for an effective means or method to get rid of these toxins and chemicals.
Turmeric benefits against toxins
Turmeric is probably a king when it comes to cleansing or cleaning our bodies from toxins.
Asians have long understood it and have incorporated it into their daily diet.
Speaking about science, a book was published by David Frawley and Prashanti De Heger.
In this book, they summarized turmeric benefits.
The book is titled as ‘The Ayurvedic Spice Of Life’ and below is a quick snapshot of what the spice can do for you:
- Fight tumor by cleaning your blood.
- Prevent cancer by fighting free radicals. (5)
- Operate as an antiseptic and help your recovery.
- Is a really good antibacterial.
- Has anti-inflammatory properties.
- Form an insectifuge.
- Is a bactericide.
- Relief you as it is antiallergenic.
- Great herbicide.
- If you have ulcers, then this is for you.
- Is a good fungicide spice.
- Resolve antiviral issues
Turmeric health benefits
Below we suggest 3 main health benefits of turmeric that you should know about.
1- Improve your gut health
Turmeric improves the health of your gut by actively getting rid of bad toxins within them. (7)
It does so by leaving the good ones too.
So you get a real fight in your guts, but this fight is in your favor.
Note that your guts have a body coordination purpose.
Many of your mood-stabilizing hormones are affected by your guts. If these are not right, then your whole body will not be right.
Clean your guts, and you should be way better in terms of mood and body energy.
Similarly, cleaning your mood should prevent the usual mood swings you may have.
2- Reduce and heal dangerous internal invisible inflammation
Many of us work really hard in life.
Because of our lifestyle, we are prone to bad body inflammation.
This is where turmeric can really help. (8)
By simply eating turmeric on a daily basis, you should be able to relieve any inflammation you may have.
Even the most invisible ones.
By doing so, you should be able to avoid many chronic diseases.
So, if you are looking for a natural and powerful anti-inflammatory compound, you have found it in turmeric.
In fact, a scientist known as Dr. Mercola has described the following:
Turmeric has been used in Chinese and Indian medicine for centuries. They have shown that it is a powerful anti-inflammatory ingredient. Curcumin is the active compound within the turmeric. This compound is almost as good as prescription medications and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory agents. But best of all, turmeric does not have any side effects. Unlike, synthetic drugs, this is a natural anti-inflammatory compound that all should eat to avoid internal bleeding, ulcer formation, and lowered white blood cell count.
3- Enhance your mental health
Turmeric is a great brain agent. (9)
It has fantastic neurotype properties you need to know about.
The good thing about turmeric is that it has the unique ability to help your brain to see ‘clearly’.
In other words, it helps clarify things in your brain without your having to help it.
This is weird but factual.
As such, turmeric benefits are much more than healing the body.
In addition to the above, it also helps with mental focus.
Experts agree that there is a need for more research in addition to the 7000 publications discussed above.
They also agree that the spice can prevent and help in health issues such as epilepsy, depression, tardive dyskinesia, Alzheimer’s and other difficult mental neuro-degenerative disorders.
How to use turmeric to optimize its benefits?
Now, we all understand that Turmeric is an important spice, but how to use it for best results?
Below, we suggest 7 easy ways how to use turmeric daily:
1- Turmeric Kefir
Kefir is very well known in the Middle East and Asia.
It is highly similar to yogurt.
The main difference between our standard yogurt and milk kefir is in the way we eat it.
A yogurt is eaten with a spoon and has a strong texture.
On the other hand, milk kefir is somehow thinner than yogurt.
It is a drinkable yogurt as such people call is Kefir the drinkable yogurt.
Nowadays, we find plenty of drinkable yogurts in our supermarkets. These are effectively Kefir.
Now that we know what is kefir, and that we can buy it in shops, it is really easy to prepare a turmeric kefir.
You just need 1 teaspoon of turmeric and add it to a cup of kefir. Now you mix the lot and drink it.
So if your kefir is salty, you’ll end up drinking a salty turmeric kefir and if it is sweet, you’ll have the sweet one.
That is all.
2- Turmeric juice – shot drink
Here is an interesting one. If you want to have fun with your friends and support some healthy games, this turmeric juice recipe is definitely for you.
What you need is as follows:
- 1 teaspoon organic turmeric powder (you can always get ½ inch organic turmeric root – I prefer this option and grate it)
- ½ organic lemon
- Sea salt – the organic one (by the way, is there nonorganic salt? YES, like there is nonorganic sugar)
Preparation for your turmeric juice shot:
First, squeeze the lemon into a glass.
Now, add the turmeric to it and mix a bit.
When done, just add a little bit of sea salt and pour the lot into a blender
Finally, blend and drink in one shot.
See who will prepare it the fastest and drink it the quickest. Then explain the health aspect of turmeric.
3- Great turmeric based soup
Preparing and ingesting a turmeric soup is a great way to prevent health issues (you need to do this regularly though to see any positive effect).
Below is a simple but effective recipe for this.
What ingredients do you need?
- 1 knuckle grated turmeric. Preferably organic. Note that you can chop it instead of grating it.
- 3 to 5 cups of veggie broth. You can always use organic bone broth too. Your choice. use your imagination and creativity for a really nice soup.
Preparation for the soup:
Pour the broth and turmeric in a pan and allow them to simmer for about 15 minutes.
Now strain the biggest chunks of turmeric.
To promote the bioavailability of turmeric and its transfer in your body, you can add a bit of black pepper to the soup.
Finally, drink it as is, or blend it for best flavor. Enjoy the soup.
4- Turmeric Tea
This is easy and tasty if you like turmeric.
What do you need to make the tea?
- ½ teaspoon fresh grated organic turmeric
- A whole lime
- Dash of black pepper
- Some raw organic honey to taste (may be a teaspoon per person)
- 1 cup hot water (not boiled, but hot)
Preparing the turmeric tea:
First, get the water to the boiling point. Do not boil it, just to boiling point. This means when you see small bubbles on the side of the pan, then the water is hot enough.
Now add the organic turmeric.
Let it simmer for 5 minutes.
Strain the tea as you may have some grated turmeric in your drink.
Add lime juice, a bit of honey and black pepper (a tiny bit please).
Now you have a real turmeric tea.
5- Golden milk
Golden milk comes from the fact that when you mix milk with turmeric, the milk color turns to gold.
Below is a quick recipe to make your own golden milk that will optimize the ingestion of turmeric.
Golden milk ingredients:
- 1 teaspoon organic turmeric powder (you can use freshly grated turmeric too)
- ¼ teaspoon organic ginger powder all grated (ginger is really good for your immune system)
- 1 cup organic coconut (you can use 1 cup organic almond milk)
- 2 teaspoons raw organic honey (organic is best for you)
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla (not easy to find organic one, but aim for it, the taste will be fabulous)
- A little bit of clove
- Some cinnamon spice
- If you have cardamom, then add a little bit
- ¼ cup water (not tap one as full of chemicals)
The preparation is really simple.
You just need to add all the ingredients in a pot.
Then, just simmer for about 1 minute.
Drink it while you can, if not someone else will drink it.
6- Turmeric scramble eggs
This is another great use of the spice.
If you know how to use eggs, then you should be able to add turmeric to it.
Just add the quantity you want, mix, make your scramble and done.
Enjoy the nice turmeric scramble egg.
7- Turmeric smoothie
This is very simple and you can do it home.
Just choose your favorite smoothie, prepare the ingredients, add turmeric to them and mix the lot. Done. Here is the smoothie that I particularly cherish.
- 1 teaspoon organic turmeric powder or grated fresh turmeric
- 2 generous tablespoons coconut flakes
- ½ organic coconut milk (you can use organic almond milk)
- A little bit of black pepper (yes black pepper is good)
- 1 ½ cups of frozen pineapple (you can use other fruits such as mango, or even blueberries)
Put all of the ingredients in a blender and blend. Now drink at your leisure.
Where to buy turmeric?
Turmeric has become a common spice all over the world and you can find it in most supermarket.
You may find it in different forms such as powder, extract, supplement, liquid form.
The only thing you need to check is that the turmeric is natural without any chemicals.
Apart from that, just enjoy a healthy spice that will help you avoid difficult diseases.
In this article, we discussed why you need to ingest turmeric often.
We showed that turmeric is one of the most ancient spices used in Asia to heal and prevent diseases.
In fact, we also showed that the spice has attracted a lot of interest from scientists with well over 7000 publications available.
All of these discuss turmeric benefits and illustrate how strong is the spice in treating our illnesses.
It is clear that the spice can reduce the effect of inflammation, prevent cancers, enhance your guts, support your kidneys, liver and other critical organs such as your heart.
We added plenty of ways you can consume the spice including a soup, tea, smoothies, and introduce to you the Golden milk and Kefir running yogurt.
If you have read the article till here, then I am sure that I do not need to convince you anymore about turmeric. Science and on the ground facts are enough.
I invite you to eat turmeric as of today and never stop eating it.
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