Benefits of Turmeric is ancient remedies ingredients and is used in many ways. There are many benefits like anti-inflammation, anti-allergic, and also a great pain reliever. India produces more than 90% of turmeric and is well known for its export. Therefore in ancient Indian ayurvedic treatments turmeric is used widely.
In fact, cur-cumin is a substance found in turmeric powder which is a brilliant antioxidant and thus used in many home remedies. However there are thousands of turmeric benefits but here in this article, I am going to share some of them.
Before sharing the list of benefits one must know the nutritional values of 1 tablespoon of turmeric powder.
- Calories 24
- Carbohydrates 4.4g
- Potassium 171.7 mg
- Dietary Fibre 1.4 g
- Iron 15%
- Vitamin B-6 5 %
- Vitamin C 3%
- Magnesium 3%
As I mentioned earlier that turmeric has been used for medical purposes and nowadays its health benefits are recognized even by medical sciences.
Turmeric powder can treat the following situations:
- Reduce inflammation
- Prevents cancer
- Prevents blood clotting
- Alzheimer’s disease symptoms
- Parkinson Disease symptoms can be reduced
- Chronic Depressions
- Common infections
- Sclerosis Symptoms
- Bloating and gas issues
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Help fight common flu
- Pain Reliever
- Reduce Trauma
- Help in reducing migraine headaches
- Periods Cramps
- Injury cure
Turmeric powder is a strong antioxidant and thus helps fight cancerous cells. In short, it helps improve the immunity of our body and can fight damage-causing cells. You can easily add turmeric powder to your daily food and can prevent cancer such as;
- Prostate cancer
- Breast cancer
- Skin cancer
- Colon cancer
How much is recommended on daily basis?
As turmeric is used are different forms so the usage and quantity are different:
- 1-3g / day Fresh turmeric root
- 1-3g/day dried Turmeric powder
- 30-90drops/day Fluid Extract of turmeric
- 1.8g/day Standard spice form
Common Side Effects:
Almost the common side effects are none but some people might get allergic to spice and may develop side effects. So one must use in low quantity if taking for the first time. Commonly reported side effects to include:
- Stomach upset
However, these side effects are not very serious but if you develop some uncommon health issues than you must consult your doctor.
Turmeric Tea Recipe:
Turmeric tea is a very common remedy used for long ago. In fact, it could be used in any of the above-mentioned issues. Therefore this recipe is simple and easy to make instantly.
- Take four cups of water in a saucepan and let it boil.
- Add almost 1 tsp of turmeric powder in boiling water.
- Let the mixture simmer for 10-15 minutes.
- To enhance the taste add honey and a ginger slice according to your taste.
Other than that you should add some in daily food like curry and rice. Just a pinch of turmeric daily will make you feel a difference in your healthy life.