Turmeric And Health Benefits – Trust Mother Nature

By | December 7, 2015

Turmeric And Health Benefits

 

Medicine in Turmeric?

Trust mother nature and find out why this root cures many ailments.

Turmeric and Health Benefits are beginning to make headlines for good reason.

People are beginning to pay attention to this ancient root; applying all its amazing properties.

Learning about Turmeric and its healing potential is worth your time.  

This root can change your life.

Turmeric is known to be beneficial to the spine, joints and all your inner organs.
It is an excellent purifier for your blood and promotes general good health and well-being.

Many people have stated this root is better than Prozac!

Curcumin, a substance found in turmeric, is what helps reduce inflammation in the body.

If you’re suffering from pain, inflammation, rheumatoid arthritis, or other reasons, this root can help you.

Other compounds in turmeric might also be medicinal.

Lab tests have shown curcumin to block the growth of certain kinds of tumors.
A recent study showed turmeric extract (containing curcumin) could stabilize colorectal cancer when other treatments failed.

Other lab studies suggest that turmeric might protect against certain types of skin diseases, viral infections, diabetes, HIV, Alzheimer’s disease, high cholesterol, colitis and upset stomach.  (source)

Too many people depend on pharmaceutical companies to take away their health problems without ever giving mother nature a chance.

Millions of people are taking pills, many times throughout their days, to stop stiffness and get some relief.

It’s quick and easy to take pills.  Your liver is not liking it though, and long time usage is damaging.

Changing the way you prepare your food for your family can help prevent possible health problems. 

It’s not as hard as you think, either! Turmeric Health Benefits

I’ve heard many people say it’s too hard to pick up a new healthy habit due to their lack of knowledge, or a better one is “I don’t have the time to learn something new.”  Really?

If your health depends on it; make the time.  This root can save you tons of discomfort.

The use of turmeric dates back nearly 4000 years to the Vedic culture in India, where it was used mostly as a culinary spice, as well as an ointment to relieve the effects of poisoned food.

 

To think this root spice was used thousands of years ago for its healing properties, and the majority of people are not making it a staple in their diets, is a bit baffling.
This is why I am sharing this information with you here on my site.

If you want to get more detailed info on turmeric, here is a great place to start.

Turmeric Plant.

Turmeric is unique from other herbs.  The leaves are not harvested but the roots are.
This plant grows an underground rhizome or tuber much like ginger does.

Turmeric Health Benefits

Turmeric is known to be the most healing root for your body.

The use of turmeric became widely popular when Yogi Bhajan came to the United States from India in 1969.
He knew the benefits of turmeric and how to use it in our diets.

When using this spice internally, it should be cooked rather than raw, so that the body can more easily assimilate its healing powers.  All you need to do is determine your taste for this spice, then use that much and place it into hot oil.

All you need to do is determine your taste for this spice, then use that much and place it into the hot oil.
Keep the oil and spice mixing together until it turns pasty.  If you’re going to use this for other recipes it’s okay to have the mix less pasty and more liquid.

As long as you cook the oil hot enough so the healing powers of the spice is released.

Another great way to utilize the healing properties of turmeric is to use it as a drink known as:

Golden Milk.

Turmeric Health Benefits

Golden Milk is a great way to drink turmeric.

It provides the lubrication for your entire system.

This warm root drink will especially help you with stiff joints.

This is how you prepare Golden Milk:

Ingredients:

1/8 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 cup water
8 ounces whole organic milk
2 tablespoons raw almond oil
Honey to taste
1 cardamom pod (optional)

Preparing your golden milk:

Place the turmeric in enough water to form a thin paste.

This can take up to 8 minutes, you can add water as necessary.

Place the almond oil into the milk and bring to a boil.

As soon as the milk boils, remove it from heat.

Place the turmeric paste and the milk into a blender, or if you don’t have a blender you can place the mix into a cup and use a spoon.

Add honey to taste. The cardamom pod can be used while you’re making the turmeric paste for extra flavor.

You may prepare larger quantities of turmeric paste as it keeps in a refrigerator up to 40 days.
The general ratio of turmeric to water is 1 part turmeric to 4 parts water.

Thanks to 3HO for this recipe.

 

If you are looking to purchase fresh Turmeric Root you can so right here.

Turmeric and Health Benefits


 

26 thoughts on “Turmeric And Health Benefits – Trust Mother Nature

  1. Wil

    I can say first hand that turmeric was one of the most integral pieces of my recovery from my herniated disc. I herniated a disc in my lower back which was excruciatingly horrible. I used to blend it in with some of my fruits (especially the citrus fruits because they help to mask the taste). I love this herb with every fiber of my being. I wish I could utilize it more. Haha i need to go restock.

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    1. Meherbani Post author

      wow! A herniated disc? That’s great news! I love hearing stories such as yours.

      Turmeric is being studied for its anti depressant qualities as well. I’ll be researching and posting about this pretty soon.

      I appreciate your comment!!

      Stop by again as my site continues to grow ..

      Reply
  2. verna8767

    Hello,

    I recently started using turmeric in my foods because I was trying to create the sauce used in Halal meals. However, I had heard that turmeric had many health benefits, but didn’t remember exactly what those benefits were.

    Thanks for explaining the health benefits that are derived from it’s use.

    I was wondering are the health benefits just as great if I only use the ground spice and is there a certain amount I should use in the foods. When I use the spice I never measure it, but if I don’t want the color of the food to be a dark yellow orange I use less. How much do I need to use of the ground spice and how often for it to really make a difference in my health.

    I do suffer from high inflammation levels in my body and good ‘ol Arthur along with diabetes and chronic back problems.

    Thanks,

    Verna

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    1. Meherbani Post author

      Hi Verna,

      When I use Turmeric I use LOTS!

      The absolute best way to utilize this amazing spice is to heat it first in some oil.

      I use coconut oil for all my cooking needs.

      The ingredients beneficial for your joints and ligaments are released by heating the turmeric while cooking it.

      So, for example; I take a spoonful of coconut oil, heat it, then add about 2 heaping tablespoons of turmeric.
      Mix it to be uniform in color then add whatever it is you will add.

      In my home it’s usually all sorts of different vegetables.

      My family has benefited in a very big way with this ancient spice.
      My husband has suffered many accidents in his life.
      Turmeric manages his pain with its incredible ability to reduce inflammation to areas that would otherwise be troublesome.

      Good luck and please let me know if you have any other questions!

      Thank you for leaving a comment.

      Meherbani

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  3. MA

    Thanks for the great info!

    I like your blog, I’m a wellbeing advocate myself as well 🙂
    Thanks as well for the reminder, I used to use turmeric all the time and I kinda forgotten about it! Healthy benefits aside, I love the taste as too!

    I totally agree with you that way too many people depend on pills to take away their health problems, and we should encourage them to look into nature first.

    Cheers!

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    1. Meherbani Post author

      Turmeric and Health Benefits are amazing!!!

      I cook with it almost daily to help my husband with his painful joints.

      There is “golden milk” that is made with Turmeric that is over-the-top healing for all kinds of ailments.

      I appreciate your comment and look forward to seeing you around the site as I am still doing continued research and adding more information as I go.

      Thank you for your comment 🙂

      Meherbani

      Reply
  4. Tony Lee Hamilton

    Wonderful information Meherbani,

    Thank you for letting me know about Turmeric and the health benefits of it’s use.

    I do suffer from arthritis and will be interested to see how much better I feel when I add Turmeric instead of the usual pills for pain.

    I am really interested in the Golden Milk and thank you for sharing the recipe.

    I will be turning 1/2 a century young at the end of this month so it’s due time to start taking better care of myself so that I can make it the next 1/2 century as well.

    Thank you for sharing & caring Meherbani,

    Tony

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    1. Meherbani Post author

      I believe as we age, with the right information, we will actually youth ourselves and be much better off than we were in our younger years!!

      It only makes sense to live a healthier life with a better chance at longevity with all the amazing choices we have these days.

      Turmeric has helped my husband in ways. He has had numerous car and building accidents and pain was a part of his daily existence
      Since I started to use turmeric daily with our dishes his pain is considerably lowered and much more tolerable.

      DEFINITELY use the Golden Milk … I promise you with everything I’ve studied and know, this will absolutely help you.

      Click on this link which will bring you directly to Amazon for the best powdered Turmeric I know of.

      If you have any questions at all please email me at meherbani@healthyemerald.com I’ll be very happy to assist you in helping you figure it out.

      Cooking with Turmeric takes time and may discourage you from trying at all.

      Happy birthday to you, Toni and may these next 50 years bring you much joy, health and prosperity!!!

      Meherbani

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  5. Debby

    Yes Meherbani, turmeric is absolutely more than wonderful for so many conditions and general health and well being. As an herbalist I, not only use it but, recommend it frequently for a number of issues. Did you know that turmeric is also helpful for skin conditions? It’s probably one of the top ten herbs that are the “go to” herbs for me.

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    1. Meherbani Post author

      Hi! I have heard that Turmeric is great for skin conditions. I will need to add that to my list.

      I am always so happy to hear from people that find alternative healthy ways to promote health and well-being!

      Thank you very much for leaving a comment and please stop by again and share your great information for all of us to use and share =)

      Reply
  6. emcnicholas@gmail.com

    Hi Meherbani, such a great article on one of mother natures most versatile healing roots. Its so great to read good informative content about natural, simple and healthy options for curing a variety of ailments. I see you also provided a recipe for golden milk – would it be possible to make a dairy-free alternative? Or have you ever tasted it made with something like soy or almond milk? Again, the message that we need to alkalise our bodies is one many need to hear but its not popular with conventional medicine. Thats a shame. Keep up the good work!

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    1. Meherbani Post author

      HI! many people use Rice Dream and yes soy and almond milk as well.
      I have tried it with all three and it’s pretty tasty.

      Hope you get the chance to try Golden Milk as it’s very good for you!!

      Thanks for commenting!

      Reply
  7. Johnson

    Turmeric! This is the first time i am coming across this name, it’s meaning, purpose and effectiveness. And thanks for your review, i probably won’t have known about this plant and it’s medicinal impacts.

    Your review was very much informative and educating. Thanks again for this great opportunity to learn about this today

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    1. Meherbani Post author

      Turmeric is amazing and I’m so happy you came across it. Now you can use it yourself for its excellent value.

      Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment!

      Reply
  8. Sasa

    thank you for sharing this. Time for me to incorporate turmeric in my cooking. I like to marinate my chicken breast with mixes of a few spice before I grill it. I try Rosemary, cumin and paprika, just haven’t tried with Turmeric. The Golden milk looks tasty too. Will give the golden milk a try. Hope to see more turmeric recipe in your future post.

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    1. Meherbani Post author

      I remember my mother using turmeric on chicken when I was young. I am sure you will love it. Let me know how the golden milk works for you.

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

      Reply
  9. Alex

    Great post. I heard about turmeric but never knew it dates that old. As you said, that proves it should be used in other people’s diets. I will definitely have to check it out.

    Golden milk looks particularly interesting. I think I’m not that young to try something new in my diet, am I? 🙂

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    1. Meherbani Post author

      Ha ha – no way are you too young to try golden milk :0) it’ll help you sleep like a baby!

      Thanks for your comment!

      Reply
  10. Debby

    Thanks for exposing more the of truth about this wonderful root! I believe we’ve just begun to scratch the surface where turmeric’s benefits are concerned.
    I usually like to use herbs that grow within my geographical are so I have only experimented with turmeric for the last couple of years. I have been pleased with the results and, actually, have discovered how great it is for all kinds of skin conditions.. After reading your post I’m going to try it in some new ways.

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    1. Meherbani Post author

      You’re lucky you can experiment with this and grow it yourself! I hear it’s not too hard but it does take up to 8 or so months to harvest. I agree that we’ve only just begun to scratch the surface with this incredible root.

      Thank you for your comment!

      Reply
  11. Jessica

    This is a really interesting post. I have always felt that what we need to be healthy is contained in the vitamins and nutrients found on the planet and not created in a lab. I don’t like the idea of taking pills for anything and would like to see more people using healthy alternatives, like turmeric, rather than running to a pharmacy.

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    1. Meherbani Post author

      Wouldn’t that be idea? If we all turned to our foods instead of running to the pharmacy, I think our world would be a much saner and safer place to live!

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

      Reply
  12. HolisticJB

    Fantastic post.
    Not enough people know about the amazing qualities this little root has. It is antibacterial and antifungal plus cleanses and cools…it is a must have in any kitchen cupboard.
    I use it a lot in TCM practice and also Naturopathy and it produces some incredible results.
    Thank you for such a brilliant article.
    Jason

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    1. Meherbani Post author

      Thanks so much for your comment! I love hearing from others who use this incredible root. Yes, the antibacterial and anti-fungal purposes is another great reason to have this in the home, I didn’t mention that. Thank you for brining this up … much appreciated!!

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  13. PJ

    Well, thank you for this update on turmeric.

    My wife and I have used it regularly in our diet like forever. it’s a blood purifier, and it’s the blood that takes away toxins in the body. So purified blood removes a lot more toxins. What’s the result? We haven’t seen a doctor in ages. If everyone used turmeric regularly they would save a bundle on the health costs.

    In addition to your suggestions, we also add turmeric powder to soups, and use it with our curries.

    We can also buy fresh turmeric where we live and we put a little bit in our blender for certain vegetable smoothies. Nutritious and delicious.

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    1. Meherbani Post author

      You’re welcome! I use turmeric regularly, too. I can’t imagine my life without it actually. Yes, it is a blood purifier and does wonders for stiff joints. That’s great you can buy fresh turmeric where you live!! Thanks for your comment!

      Reply

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