Turmeric

TurmericSanskrit name: Haridra
Botanical name: Curcuma Longa
Habitat: A native of India and Indonesia, Turmeric is a perennial with pulpy, orange, tuberous roots that grow to about two feet in length. The aerial parts, which reach three feet, include Large, lily-like leaves, a thick, squat, central flower spike, and funnel-shaped yellow flowers.
Energetics:

  • Rasa (taste): bitter, pungent
  • Virya (action): heating
  • Vipaka (post-digestive effect): pungent
  • Doshas (constitutions): Balances vata and kapha

Curcumin is a key ingredient in the Turmeric extract. It comes from a flowering plant found in the ginger root plant family, and it has been used in Indian Ayurvedic holistic medicine for centuries. Turmeric has long been recognized in Ayurveda for its many healing properties. In Ayurveda, turmeric has been used internally as a tonic and blood purifier, and topically for maintaining and promoting healthy skin. This tropical root delivers a smorgasbord of powerful health benefits. Turmeric powder mixed with oil can have a soothing effect when applied to rough skin. In combination with lime and salt pepper, turmeric can also be applied to bruises, sprains, wounds, and wounds that have become infected.

General information

Turmeric is the yellow powder ground from a ginger family plant that gives curry its vibrant color. Gorgeous in color and actually bland to the taste by itself, this ingredient is popular with mustard and curry powder makers all over the world. It is used in a lot of South Asian food, but not much in the West beyond mustard. To gain the benefits of this widely popular supplement, you must incorporate it into your diet in pill form.

Turmeric Curcumin is a versatile supplement that has far-reaching healing capabilities. New research is surfacing that credits Turmeric Curcumin with benefits to the stomach, the bowels, and the blood system. The main bioactive compound, Turmeric, is said to maintain a healthy inflammation response, and kill infectious microbes in the body. As well, it can promote heart health through this cleansing process.

An all-around healer, Turmeric Curcumin is a powerful external healer for bumps, bruises, wounds, and infections. Applied with mustard oil or lime, this substance can promote a healthy pain and inflammation response.

Contraindications

Turmeric is extremely safe. It has been used in large quantities as a food with no adverse reactions. However, persons with symptoms from gallstones should avoid turmeric. Turmeric.s potential anti-clotting effect might cause problems with those with clotting disorders. Unusually large amount of turmeric consumption may result in stomach upset. Do not take Tumeric if you are pregnant. FDA lists turmeric as an herb that is normally considered safe

Reference

  • C.F.H.Su, R. Horvat and G. Jilani, J. Agric. Food Chem., 1982, 30, 290-292.
  • G. Jilani and R.C. Saxena, Journal of Economic Entomology, 1990, Vol. 83(2), 629-634.
  • Pharmacology of Curcuma Longa: Ammon HP, Wahi MA Department of Pharmacology, Eberhard-Karls-Universitat Tubingen, Federal Republic of Germany.

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