Turmeric, nature’s anti-inflammatory is hot in more ways than one. The spice and the colour are everywhere. Have you noticed the Turmeric colour is on trend this year, but its not the colour that has got my attention, as lovely as it is.
No the spice is what I’m interested in. A story, not mine. We have a friend called Stephen who has very bad arthritis, hands that he cannot close, looking at two knee replacements. His Orthopaedic surgeon suggested he start taking a dose of Turmeric. He did his research and found a product that had the right levels and started taking BioCeuticals Theramcumin Triple. His doctor has said he now only needs the one Knee replaced and can close his hands.
The benefits of this powerful spice have been know by various cultures for centuries. A shot of Turmeric is on offer at Ananda Cottages, Ubud at breakfast and at markets around Bali. The Boreh, Anon and my favourite spa wrap is based on Turmeric. I’ve decided to take my Turmeric C/- a few products T 2 have put on the market. Little Bag of Gold and Matcha with Turmeric.
In Indian culture, the importance of turmeric goes far beyond medicine. The Hindu religion sees turmeric as auspicious and sacred. There is a wedding day tradition in which a string, dyed yellow with turmeric paste, is tied around the bride’s neck by her groom. This necklace, known as a mangala sutra, indicates that the woman is married and capable of running a household. The tradition still continues in Hindu communities and has been compared to the Western exchange of wedding rings. In parts of southern India, a piece of the turmeric rhizome is worn as an amulet for protection against evil spirits.
Turmeric, the golden colored strongly flavored spice, is having a “moment.” This ancient spice, celebrated for centuries as both food and medicine, has resurfaced within the health and nutrition communities thanks to curcumin, the healing substance which supplies its vibrant color.
Curcumin has significant anti-inflammatory properties that are said to rival those found in ibuprofen. Unlike over-the-counter drugs, turmeric has no toxic effects on the body. Curcumin’s powerful antioxidant advantages have been shown to protect healthy cells, particularly those found in the colon, from cancer-causing agents
It aids the body in destroying mutated cancer cells before they have a chance to spread to other areas. Turmeric also helps to lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease. All that, and it’s tasty too!
For Newtown locals Ford’s Pharmacy on King Street have this product….
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