Condiments and spices are used not only to add exquisite aroma and taste to dishes, but also as a medicine. Likewise, turmeric, a plant from the ginger family, is known for its wide range of beneficial properties.
The composition of turmeric and its beneficial properties
Turmeric is rich in vitamins B, B2, B3, C, K, important and indispensable for humans, as well as trace elements - iron, calcium, phosphorus and iodine. In addition, it contains terpenes, essential oils and dyes.
Turmeric has strong anti-inflammatory, detoxifying and antioxidant effects. Turmeric helps to activate metabolism, accelerate lipid metabolism, as well as weight loss. This spice is very beneficial for people with diabetes as it normalizes blood sugar levels. Turmeric is actively used in the treatment of respiratory diseases, coughs, flu and pharyngitis, as well as to cleanse the body in case of poisoning.
This spice can be used not only when taken orally, but also externally. Turmeric is an excellent remedy for burns, acne, wounds and scars, eczema, pruritus and dermatitis.
For diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, dilute 1 teaspoon of turmeric in 1 glass of water. Take ½ cup 30 minutes before meals 2-3 times a day.
To heal your throat, mix 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of turmeric in 1 cup of warm water. Stir everything thoroughly. Rub your throat 3-6 times a day.
To treat burns, mix turmeric with aloe juice so that you get a homogeneous, thick enough gruel. Apply the product to the damaged area.
For anemia: Mix ½ teaspoon of turmeric with 1 teaspoon of natural honey. Take daily on an empty stomach.
To get rid of extra pounds, brew 3 tablespoons of black tea in 2 cups of boiling water, then add 1 tablespoon of turmeric, some cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of honey and 3 small pieces of ginger root. As soon as the mixture has cooled, strain it and mix with 0.5 liters of kefir. Have a drink throughout the day.
A mask based on turmeric has an excellent cleansing, smoothing, soothing, tonic and anti-inflammatory effect on the skin. Dilute 1 teaspoon in milk to a gruel state and apply to cleansed face. Leave it on for 10 minutes, then wash it off with warm water. The course is no more than 7-10 procedures.
Contraindications to using turmeric
It is necessary to abandon the use of turmeric for cholelithiasis, if the bile ducts are clogged and for liver diseases. Also, it is not recommended to use it for pregnant and lactating women.