* The video recipe suggests honey, we used organic maple syrup!! ❤🌱🌿
Turmeric has been used in treating serious medical conditionssuch as arthritis, asthma, allergy, liver disorders, diabetic wounds and sinusitis in addition to treating minor illnesses such as cough, cold and runny nose.
The spice is used as a blood purifying agent aiding in blood circulation. In both Ayurveda and Chinese practices, Turmeric is used primarily to treat stomach ailments. Therefore, it is mostly incorporated into foods to improve digestion and reduce gas. In some cases, turmeric is added to milk or water to treat intestinal disorders, sore throats and colds.
The in-vitro studies have revealed thatturmeric is a potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimutagenic, antimicrobial, and anticancer agent. Also, a number of studies have indicated that the consumption of turmeric through curries can ensure antioxidant protection. The protection helps in absorbing free radicals, therefore, limiting lipid peroxidation.
Nutritional Analysis of Turmeric
Nutritional analysis of turmeric indicates it is rich in vitamins and minerals such as riboflavin, thiamine, ascorbic acid, niacin, calcium, phosphorous, sodium, potassium and iron. It also contains a minuscule amount of fiber, sugars and protein. Turmeric is also a rich source of ω-3 fatty acid and α-linolenic acid.
There are over 100 compoundsisolated from Turmeric but curcuminoid remains the most important of all due to its stability and suitability for drug formulation. It haspowerful anti-inflammatory effectsand is a very strong antioxidant.