Turmeric is effective in treating heart disease, cancer, arthritis, inflammation and depression. Turmeric Tonic: In a cup of water mix a tsp of raw honey, 1 tsp of lemon juice, 1 tsp turmeric powder and ¼ tsp of cayenne pepper powder. Mix well and enjoy. You can also mix it with you favorite tea or fruit juice.
A turmeric and honey concoction works well as a cold remedy. It acts as an expectorant and can ease coughing, sneezing, and a runny nose. It even has antiviral properties. Mix 1 tbsp of powdered turmeric and 5 oz of honey to make your cold remedy. Have 1/2 tsp every hour when you have a bad cold. You could also prevent frequent colds by taking 1 tsp of turmeric powder in 2 tsps of honey every day.
There are many ways to incorporate turmeric into one's diet and beauty rituals so as to benefit from the antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic properties of this golden spice. For starters, we have the basic turmeric milk recipe, which can also have added ginger or nutmeg to cure a sore throat or sleeplessness, respectively. A paste of turmeric and water may also be applied externally to cure psoriasis, while turmeric mixed with neem and coconut oil can give you glowing skin.
Aside from the holistic health community, Western medical practitioners have only recently come on board in recognizing the benefits of turmeric. Turmeric, an orange-colored spice imported from India, is part the ginger family and has been a staple in Middle Eastern and Southeast Asian cooking for thousands of years. In[.....]
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