Turmeric


turmeric

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Turmeric is commonly used to stimulate digestive, circulatory and respiratory systems and has anti-inflammatory and antibiotic effects.

Turmeric is a well known and widely researched spice used commonly in India as a dietary supplement with numerous health benefits. It grows ong lasting plant. The orange, oblong tubers that grow two to three inches in diameter (part of root) are used medicinally to improve the functions of all tissues in the body, stimulate proper digestion and boost the immune system.

ACTIONS

Blood Purification

Purifies the blood, warms the blood and stimulates formation of new blood tissue.

Digestion

Known to stimulate proper digestion and improve intestinal flora. Turmeric is known to activate the production of bile, which is produced by the liver and aids digestion of fats. It is known to promotes proper metabolism, correcting both excesses and deficiencies and aids the digestion of protein.

Antibacterial

Great natural Antibiotic for those who are chronically weak or ill for it is known to inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi. Commonly taken as an immunity booster.

Antioxidant

Turmeric is known to promote antioxidant activity and optimal health of the cells. Antioxidants scavenge molecules in the body known as free radicals, which damage cell membranes, tamper with DNA, and even cause cell death. Antioxidants can fight free radicals and may reduce or even help prevent some of the damage they cause. 

Anti-inflammatory

Turmeric is known to nourishes proper joint movement. It is known to help stretch the ligaments and is therefore good for the practice of hatha yoga.

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