Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Why Turmeric?? It is a Miracle Cure!!!

Turmeric Took Away the ITCH!!!

Turmeric is considered as the world's healthiest food! 

Turmeric is a natural botanical product and a member of the ginger family. 

Research has shown that turmeric's 'curcumin' has anti-inflammatory effects to be comparable to the potent drugs Hydrocortisone and Phenylbutazone; as well as over-the-counter anti-inflammatory agents such as Motrin. Unlike the drugs, which are associated with significant toxic effects (ulcer formation, decreased white blood cell count, intestinal bleeding and the list goes on), turmeric's curcumin produces no toxicity and known to be extremely beneficial for health. 

Turmeric has magnificent wound healing activity. Turmeric not only has antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties but also acts as a natural antihistamine. It is used and quoted widely for its use in treating eczema, but little data is available to verify this. A recent study showed that turmeric increased detoxification systems, aided digestion, helped fight infection and the list goes on, in addition to its antioxidant properties. Taken internally in capsules or mixed with food or drink, it is very effective for all inflammations; an excellent source of both iron and manganese and a good source of vitamin B6, dietary fiber, and potassium.

When consumed, turmeric is said NOT to be easily absorbed by the body. Turmeric is fat-soluble, that means it dissolves in fat. Without fat, the active component in turmeric, curcumin, has a difficult time making it past the stomach, into the small intestine, and into the blood where it can offer the greatest benefits. So in order to make the most of the turmeric, you must take it with a bit of fat. The way that is advised is to take quarter cup hot water (not room temperature water), add a teaspoon of turmeric and boil it together and then a teaspoon of coconut oil. You can add a glass of warm milk or skip the milk. We prefer it with milk.

Here is a video which gives different ways it can be done, as we all have preferences...

We also found turmeric extremely effective when applied topically, in aiding in my son's rapid recovery from his atopic dermatitis attack. Just made a paste out of it by mixing the powder with some water and applied it. As all other products, we ensured it was of the highest quality & bio/ organic. Initially had to apply it over his entire body, as he was consumed by the rashes. I applied only turmeric for the first three days, no oils. It dried out all the rashes and not just that, it totally relieved him of his itch, after it was applied!!! Pure Miracle!!! 

Do note that turmeric stains clothes, skin etc.. But it goes away after a few days as far as the skin is concerned. With clothes, learned it the hard way that it was best to use old clothes and old bed linen. When it came to the bath tub, it came off with ease with baking soda.

One can purchase organic/bio turmeric powder via