How This Nourishes Your Body
If you only chose one herb, choose turmeric.
Turmeric is an herb native to Southeast Asia that has been used for its incredible healing and health promoting properties throughout generations. Today, research is revealing that turmeric is more powerful than we ever knew.
Turmeric is rich with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that have been shown in an increasing number of studies to protect and heal virtually every organ in the body!
What makes turmeric so incredible healing is its active ingredient curcumin. Years of research on this sacred plant has revealed over 600 potential preventive and therapeutic applications, as well as 175 distinct beneficial physiological effects.
Science now confirms turmeric as effective as 14 drugs! Including, Prozac( Antidepressant), Aspirin (blood thinner), and Oxaliplatin (chemotherapy drug).
Turmeric has especially been found to be incredibly healing in fighting cancer. Recent studies by the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center showed that curcumin was more effective at reducing inflammation and fighting cancer (including pancreatic and breast cancer) than anything else studied. The study research professor, Bharat Aggarwal, Ph.D. says:
“No cancer has been found, to my knowledge, which is not affected by curcumin. The reason curcumin is so effective against cancer is that it hits not just a single target or cell signaling pathway but dozens of targets implicated in cancer.”
Superfood Benefits and Reasons to Eat
1. Healing to the skin: Turmeric has been the secret of Indian women’s glowing skin for generations. Both cooking with turmeric in almost every meal, and topically applying the spice to their skin, women of India discovered the extraordinary power this herb has in promoting, clear, breathtaking skin.
Adding turmeric to your meals, and making a mask out of the powder could truly transform your skin if you struggle with acne, rosacea, wrinkles or sun spots!
2. Healing to the body: Turmeric is loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that have been proven to help with: Joint pain, asthma, arthritis, high blood pressure, heart disease, eczema, parkinson’s disease, and cancer!
Turmeric fights against any inflammation or imbalance that exists in your body, AND increases your immune system significantly to prevent any sickness in the future!
3. Healing the mind: A new study published in the journal Phytotherapy Research has confirmed for the first time in a randomized, clinical trial that turmeric is both safe and effective in treating serious states of depression! In fact, it has long been used in Chinese medicine as a treatment for anxiety, depression, and insomnia for years.
How to Use Turmeric
You can find both organic powdered turmeric and turmeric root at most health food stores. I use ground turmeric in almost everything I cook, especially eggs, soups, and stir fry dishes.
You can also grate turmeric root and steep it in hot water to make an extremely healing tea.