Turmericroot herb-also known as (curcuma longa) botanically was since time immemorial originally grown in India and the sub-Himalayan ranges now grown allover tropical and sub tropical countries.Indian women use turmeric powder"Haldi"as the main ingredient in cooking after boiling and crushing the the root into powder
Turmeric root do contain a reasonable pyto-ingredients (plant derived nutrients), is readily and cheaply available, has got a high value of anti-oxidant power among known herbs and spice types. That's why it's been used in Hindu community and in TCM for its medicinal values. Since antiquity curcumin (a deep orange-yellow pigment) is the main active ingredient in turmeric, it has a peppery warm-bitter taste with sweet and pleasant fragrance.
studies are underway to study the performance effects of turmeric on myeloma (tumors in the bone marrow) and possibly cancer. Pure turmeric extracts in powder or pill form often (250-500 mg capsules) is available in many food stores.
I personally recommend using supplements extracts for optimum health benefits for instance Turmeric supplemented with yorghurt makes a good combination to fight dry skin, also Turmeric-black pepper combination is very good for absorption related concerns. Yet a combination consisting of flax oil , milk, green tea and blue berries is effective for most ailments and overall health benefits like; anti-microbial, anti-flatulent, VitaminB6, riboflavin and niacin.
0% Cholesterol, 517% Iron, 138 Vitamin B6, 340% Manganese, 54% Potassium, 21% Vitamin E, 40% Zinc, 32% Niacin, 43% Vitamin C, 53% Dietary FiberTake a few grams each day in powder, capsule or flesh root to get protection from inflammatory disease, cancer and cholesterol related heart diseases and stroke.
Turmeric should not be applied to the scalp since it is a good hair in hibitor
People with gallstones and or bile obstruction defects should not use or take turmeric
Pregnant women should first seek for a doctor's advice before using turmeric since its a uterine stimulus
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