The turmeric has become number 1, above all the healthy herbs in the world. It offers a wide range of medical advantages, that it will amuse you!
The turmeric contains curcumin, which is identified as the base active ingredient. It boosts more than 150 potentially therapeutic functions, and it involves antioxidant, anti inflammatory and anticancer functions. There is no other natural ingredient in the world that is more effective in lowering the inflammations in the organism.
But, you have to make sure that you are consuming this powerful herb the right way.
The turmeric is soluble in oil, which means that it is best to be in combination with some oil in order of optimal absorption of the healthy nutrients. It is mostly prepared with cold extracted coconut or olive oil.
The daily recommended dose of the turmeric is from 3 to 10 grams, and in time the quantity can be enlarged to 1 teaspoon.
For maximal effect this dose should be taken every day, or at least three times a week.
Elderly people or children under the age of 6 should lower the dose to half (1/2 of teaspoon) once a week for start, and then enlarge it step by step to the dose that matches individually.
In case it causes some digestive problems or unwanted reactions, consult with your doctor.
Important: Combine the turmeric with black pepper for maximal effect, because the pepper increases the efficacy of the turmeric to 100%.
Mention: Never take the turmeric on an empty stomach!
If you have gallbladder stones, it is best if you consult with a doctor before you start consuming turmeric.
Do not combine this spice with anticoagulation drugs, like aspirin, ibuprofen or warfarin, because the turmeric also rarefies the blood.
Which is the best way to consume it?
Most of the people add the turmeric to a glass of milk, but the most popular combination is the golden honey.
The recipe of C. Anderson is also very popular:
Mix ¼ of teaspoon of turmeric with ½ teaspoon of olive oil. Add a pinch of freshly grounded black pepper. Mix these three ingredients and you can consume the mixture by itself or add it to different food, like soups or salads. If you add it to boiled food, put the mixture at the end of the cooking.
If you take it by itself, it is best if you mix it with a glass of water.
The turmeric tea is also popular:
1 glass of warm (not hot) water
¼ teaspoon of turmeric
Juice from half a lemon
Pinch of cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon of honey
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
How it’s done:
After you warm the water, add the turmeric, the lemon juice and the honey, the coconut oil and mix it well. The turmeric will fall on the bottom of the glass, so mix it right before drinking.
If you are ill or want a maximal efficacy, buy the curcumin itself, extracted active substance in form of capsules, and consult a doctor before consuming it.
It is best to keep the turmeric in dark glassy bottles in dark, dry place (not in the fridge) in order for it not to lose its color or taste if it is exposed to sunlight.