Turmeric: Much more than just a spice. It has incredible powers and is packed with loads of health benefits.
Turmeric is one the most thoroughly researched plants in existence today. Its medicinal properties and components (primarily curcumin) have been the subject of over 5600 peer-reviewed and published biomedical studies. In fact, our five-year long research project on this sacred plant has revealed over 600 potential preventive and therapeutic applications, as well as 175 distinct beneficial physiological effects. This entire database of 1,585 ncbi-hyperlinked turmeric abstracts can be downloaded as a PDF at our Downloadable Turmeric Document page, and acquired either as a retail item or with 200 GMI-tokens, for those of you who are already are members and receive them automatically each month. (The Mind Unleashed)
Incredible reasons to eat turmeric everyday
Tips for adding turmeric into your daily life:
While no food or herb is right for everyone, and everything has the potential for unintended, adverse side effects, turmeric is truly unique in its exceptionally high margin of safety vis-à-vis the drugs it has been compared with, e.g. hydrocortisone, ibuprofen,chemotherapy agents. Furthermore, nothing within the modern-day pharmaceutical armamentarium comes even remotely close to turmeric’s 6,000 year track record of safe use in Ayurvedic medicine. (Ref: Natural Health, Natural Medicine)
Fresh root or dried powder?
Turmeric's earthy, exotic aroma and flavor make it a delicious addition to many dishes. Found in the dried spices at grocery stores and some specialty markets carry the fresh root. Swapping fresh root for dried in recipes is possible.
Cost Savings Tip: Buy bulk when purchasing the power.
Fresh herbs and spices are almost always more desirable than their dried counterparts, and turmeric is no exception.
Fresh turmeric is less bitter than dried turmeric.
The general rule of thumb for converting dried herbs or spices to fresh in a recipe is 1-to-3, so 1 teaspoon of dried spice is equal to 3 teaspoons -- 1 tablespoon -- of fresh.
References: Livestrong, Natural Health-Natural Medicine, The Mind Unleashed
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