Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Benefits of Tumeric

Tumeric, which is one of the spices in curry powder, has many health benefits. Johns Hopkins web site notes that the cancer rate in India is lower than other parts of the world which researchers believe is because of the circumin in tumeric which they use liberally in curry. It is also believed to be an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.

Dosage: 1-3 grams. Small doses are better, start with 1/4 teasp. twice a day or one rounded 1/2 teasp.
Recommendations are to take it with an anti-inflammatory oil such as coconut oil and with food. I have been taking it in hot tea and have noticed a huge reduction in knee pain that I've had for some time.

There are a few possible side effects.

1 comment:

L. Diane Wolfe said...

We have one recipe we use it in - scrambled tofu - and it really makes the tofu taste like scrambled eggs.


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