Turmeric is an aromatic spice. The health benefits of this root have been known for more than 4,000 years in India, and for some decades they have been proven and recognized in the West, causing a rapid spread of its consumption.
Among its main qualities is its anti-inflammatory action, but it also highlights its powerful antioxidant action and relieves stomach ailments.
Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Turmeric
This is one of its best known qualities. It is known as natural ibuprofen. The rationale is found in numerous studies that affirm it.
Research concludes that turmeric keeps the body free from inflammation caused by strokes or infectious conditions.
Curcumin acts as a liver cleanser which increases the flow of bile and rejuvenates the cells of this organ.
They recommend the consumption of this rhizome for the treatment of dyspepsia or digestive difficulties and meteorism and it is an intestinal protector against ulcerative colitis.
However, it is appropriate that you consult your doctor if you have a pathology, use it to prevent more than to cure.
How to consume turmeric
Turmeric can be taken both fresh and dried in powder form. And one of the possibilities is to eat it directly by diluting half of the powder in a glass of warm water or fruit juice.
However, it is considered much more effective to add it to food.
You can grow it in your garden
Turmeric is a rhizome like ginger that you can grow in your garden. It is a plant with a tropical appearance and very attractive flowering. By having it at home, you can count on fresh, quality turmeric whenever you need it.
Watch this video where it is explained step by step how to grow this rhizome at home.