Turmeric. One of the herbal wonders of the world! 🌞
The name Turmeric is thought to come from the Latin 'terra merita' which means 'meritorious earth'. It really is the most wonderful healing medicine.
It’s a potent anti-inflammatory and can help in cases of inflammatory bowel disease or gastritis. If you suffer from arthritis it can help to reduce the pain in your joints through its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties.
It can help to normalise your blood sugar response so can be helpful in cases of insulin resistance and blood sugar swings. 🌞
Research studies point towards a protective effect against Alzheimers too. It is believed that turmeric blocks the production of IL-2 protein, which is known to destroy the protective sheath found around the nerves. 🌞
Turmeric is also great for cardiovascular health as it helps to lower cholesterol levels. 🌞
It can be applied to wounds to prevent infection and speed healing - simply mix it with a little coconut oil and make a paste. 🌞
The absorption of turmeric is greatly enhanced when it’s mixed with a little black pepper. It is also better to take it with fats so mix the powder in with hot non dairy milk or take your capsules with food.
Turmeric can be a little heating and drying so certain constitutions don’t do too well taking turmeric without balancing it with other herbs. Sometimes people need to blend it with more moistening herbs like Shatavari or Ashwagandha, or sometimes for inflamed guts it is good mixed with Marshmallow root. Blending herbs is a good way of adapting the medicine to your needs. 🌞
Listen to your body. Don’t just take something because you have read that it’s the most fantastic healing wonder. If you feel drawn to it and it’s safe in your situation then take it for a bit and review how you feel. If you feel good then it probably suits you. We are all unique!
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