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A Spice with Healing Power
(25.05.2020) back
Thanks to its many positive health effects, turmeric is a truly precious spice
Turmeric has been proven to be anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic
 
Turmeric should be a fixed part of every meal plan
The ground spice offers many possible uses in the kitchen
 

 
 
Brilliant yellow – that's the first thing one notices about turmeric. The radiance of the colour is also reflected in the effectiveness of its healing power. Today you'll find out about in just what way this precious spice can be helpful, and how you can incorporate it into your everyday meals.

One root, so many benefits

In its original form, turmeric is a root. The intensive yellow colour is down to the curcuma, a pigment and active substance that the plant contains. In the course of a multitude of studies conducted over the past few years and decades, it has been proven that turmeric exhibits anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. The area of application that stems from such healthy effects is broad indeed. Moreover, positive effects in the treatment of various types of cancer could also be verified.

The same goes for joint pain, and post-operative recovery can also be significantly improved through the administration of this yellow spice. One can also rely on the tiny yellow wonder when it comes to digestive system problems: in the course of recently conducted research into colitis (randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind study), it was shown that over 50% of the test subjects who were treated with turmeric showed marked improvement in their condition.

Root, powder or capsules – which is most effective?

As noted above, the primary active ingredient in turmeric root is curcumin. According to various studies, curcumin is not the sole component of the turmeric root that offers health benefits. It seems to be much more the case that the combination of all the substances contained guarantees the best possible effectiveness. For this reason, taking curcumin in capsule form is absolutely not the most sensible solution.

Small amounts of the raw root can be grated and mixed in with your daily serving of vegetables, for example, or even salad. Another good option is to use the ground turmeric power that's available at nearly every organic food market. In the kitchen, turmeric powder is especially suitable for use in rice and lentil dishes. In order to increase the effectiveness even more, the yellow spice should always be combined with ground black pepper. Naturally combinations including coriander, fenugreek and chilli pepper are also possible.

What is a good amount? Are there contraindications?

Especially if it's your first time using turmeric, use it with care as this spice is very potent! At the most you should be using 1/4 teaspoon per day…don't go over that amount. Less often recommended is the regular use of turmeric if one has gall stones. How does it work? Turmeric encourages the pumping movement of the gall bladder, which in turn prevents the bile from stagnating. Through the regular consumption of turmeric, the gall bladder regularly contracts and releases a small amount of it's contents. Thanks to this mechanism, this yellow powder can even prevent the formation of gall stones. Keep in mind that if one already has gall stones, this contracting action can in fact be painful. Due to its extreme anti-inflammatory effects, this radiant yellow spice wonder should be on hand in every kitchen. It not only adds flavour to the foods we eat – it also enhances our vitality!

Source: Dr. Michael Greger and Gene Stone,  How Not to Die: Discover the Foods Scientifically Proven to Prevent and Reverse Disease, Flatiron Books, 2015

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