Turmeric not only makes our food is much tastier, giving it the exquisite aroma and taste, but also has many other beneficial properties for the human body. It is a plant belonging to the ginger family. For the preparation of spices used rhizomes, which are dried and ground into a fine powder. Turmeric powder has an intense yellow color and a pleasant aroma. It is used as a coloring agent and spices. In the opinion of turmeric enough in what concedes saffron and so often it is called "Indian saffron."
The composition and properties of turmeric
Useful properties of turmeric due to the greater content of its constituent active ingredients: vitamins (C, K, group B), iodine, phosphorus, calcium, iron, essential oils, terpenes and natural dyes.
Turmeric has a strong antioxidant effect, anti-inflammatory and choleretic effect. It improves digestion, has a positive effect on the activity of the gall bladder and liver, contributes to the normalization of colon microflora.
The results of the research have shown that turmeric normalizes blood circulation and blood formation. Its regular consumption is an effective prevention of Alzheimer's disease. In the opinion of turmeric is effective for anemia.
Treatment of turmeric
Positive properties of turmeric and manifest diabetes. Treatment of this disease turmeric allows to reduce the daily dose of insulin or sugar-synthetic drugs. In this case, doctors usually recommend that patients take a mixture of turmeric and mummies in equal proportions.
Treatment turmeric justified and in a number of acute respiratory diseases (influenza, bronchitis, pharyngitis). This spice inhibits the synthesis of prostaglandins, which are mediators of inflammation and thus helps to reduce the appearance of clinical symptoms of the disease, speed recovery. Turmeric with flu or sore throat are advised to take in along with warm milk, or just keep under the tongue to its full resorption. At a cold useful to inhale the smoke of burnt turmeric.
In the opinion of turmeric has a strong detoxifying effect. Therefore, it can be used to treat various poisonings, as well as for the protection of the human body when using various chemical reagents.
Powerful anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric can use it to treat burns, eczema, dermatitis, pruritus, acne, wounds, and various diseases of the joints. For external use only prepare a paste of turmeric powder and aloe juice. The resulting paste is applied to the place of defeat and allowed to dry completely, then wash off with cool water. The skin on the site of application of the paste may turn yellow. To eliminate this yellowing is recommended to wipe the skin with a cotton swab moistened with abundant lemon juice or yogurt.
Do not use this spice too often or in large quantities for pregnant women. Also, care should be taken to use turmeric while taking various medicines because it may enhance their effect.
In 2009, researchers from Tufts University was established a direct relationship between weight loss and taking turmeric. Also, they have found that regular use of turmeric for weight loss can not only get rid of the extra kilos, but also prevents further deposition of subcutaneous fat, ie, it contributes to weight stabilization. This property is due to turmeric are logged in substance - curcumin.
Slimming turmeric is recommended to take 3, 0 g per day in three divided doses. It can be added to food of fish meat, and also sauces or vegetables. Due to the fact that turmeric has a specific flavor, not all people can immediately begin to take it in doses. In this case, nutritionists recommend to reduce the initial dose and then gradually become accustomed to the taste, increase it to the required. In the opinion of turmeric with regular use allows for a month to lose weight by 3-5 kg.