A kind of turmeric from Ancient India, where its useful properties were first noticed.
Even then the healers used this substance to cure a large number of various diseases – he was healed and leprosy, and snake bites, and diseases of the skin, liver, kidneys, stomach.
Also, turmeric was used as a cough remedy.
In the Middle Ages, this spice was brought by merchants to Europe, where it perfectly suited.
And to this day it is widely used as a condiment in Western countries.
They grow mainly in the east: in China, Cambodia, Peru, Taiwan, the Philippines, Japan and Haiti.
The plant is related to the ginger family, reaches 2 meters in height, its leaves are oval, light or dark green in color.
When making the seasoning, only the root is used, which is boiled, dried and ground to a powder.
Her taste is slightly burning, bitter and delicate.
This spice characterizes the spicy aroma and bright orange color.
Composition of turmeric
The root of turmeric also has useful properties and is rich in essential oils, alkaloids, alcohol, iron, calcium, iodine, phosphorus, vitamins of group C and B.
Among other components can be identified as follows:
- Curcumin – is known for its ability to suppress the growth of cancer cells, is able to lower the level of cholesterol in the body, protects against the development of atherosclerosis, education in the liver and kidney stones.
Useful and medicinal properties
Curcuma has many properties that positively affect such diseases:
These oils, however, can not be buried in the ears, in the nose, used for enemas and tampons.
Folk recipes for turmeric
There are many recipes from various diseases in which it is applied.
So, for example, thanks to the beneficial properties of turmeric, when treating anemia, you need to take 1 a spoonful of honey and a quarter of a spoonful of turmeric, mix and eat on a teaspoon in the morning on an empty stomach for 10 days.
For sore throats in 200 ml of hot boiled water, add 1 tsp. salt and half a tsp. turmeric, mix well.
This solution should gargle.
From injuries and bruises, the paste, which removes inflammation and acts as an anesthetic, is very helpful.
For its preparation you need 2 tsp. turmeric,? ch.n. salt and a small amount of boiled water to mix before the formation of a paste.
Apply the resulting mixture to a sore spot.
Also from the wounds helps her powder, which it sprinkled – it helps stop bleeding.
Burns are helped by a mixture of equal parts of turmeric and aloe pulp, applied to the place of pain.
It disinfects the wound and relieves inflammation.
The abscesses and abscesses will disappear if you take in equal proportions spice and ghee, mix until a paste is formed and apply to the inflamed area.
To get rid of toxins and slag accumulated in the body, drink before a glass of milk with 1 tsp. honey and a pinch of spice.
Another recipe related to the use of milk, will help get rid of an attack of asthma.
There are legends about the useful properties of turmeric, see below a few photos of this wonderful product.
To do this, you need to combine half a glass of hot milk with half a teaspoon of spices and take three times a day on an empty stomach.
When diabetes is recommended three times a day before meals to use inside a quarter of a teaspoon. tablespoons turmeric.
For blood purification, with an unstable menstrual cycle, as a preventive measure of diabetes and cancer, you can prepare such tea: a pinch of spice to mix with a quarter of a glass of water, you can add 3 pod cardamom.
Bring the mixture to a boil and keep on low heat 6 minutes, pour a glass of milk and 2 st. l. oil almonds, again bring to a boil and remove.
When the drink has cooled, add a few drops of honey to it.
In case of diarrhea, a teaspoon of turmeric, combined with a glass of water, will help.
It is necessary to take this remedy half a glass before eating.
Taking turmeric as a seasoning for dishes, you can quickly get rid of the unpleasant symptoms of hives, which is also considered a useful property.
Oriental spice is also widely used as a means to lose weight, as it cleans the body of toxins, speeds up metabolism, disperses bile and burns excess fat.
You need to start with the smallest dose of turmeric, otherwise allergies may occur.
In a day, you can use about 2,5 g of this spice, dividing them into several meals.
In order to get rid of excess kilograms, it is enough to add turmeric powder in food as a seasoning.
You can also prepare special drinks that speed up this process.
- Take the boiling water – 90 ml, add 1 tablespoon of spice to it, add half a teaspoon of honey and 180 ml of milk, mix and drink before going to bed.
- Boil half a liter of water, add a tablespoon of turmeric, cinnamon on the tip of the knife, 3 tablespoons of black tea, ginger 3 small piece, a teaspoon of liquid honey. All this is well mixed. When the mixture cools down, it must be filtered, add half a liter of fresh yogurt and mix again. Take the best for dinner.
According to reviews of those who consumed these drinks, as a result of such a diet for a month you can get rid of, on average, 5 kg of excess weight, while the metabolism is normalized and, in addition, turmeric is actively fighting cellulite.
Like any product with useful properties, turmeric has contraindications.
It is not recommended to take turmeric:
- When using any medications – this can distort the picture of the disease;
- In the presence of cholelithiasis;
- In pregnancy, because the spice helps to reduce the uterus;
- Children up to 3 years;
- You can not use this seasoning in large quantities, because allergies can occur.
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Application of turmeric
The widest application of orange spices is observed in cosmetology and cooking.
Women have long used turmeric for a long time, thanks to its useful properties, it positively affects the skin.
So, with the help of it, a lot of various creams, lotions and even perfumes are made, to which it gives a specific spicy aroma reminiscent of the East.
Turmeric helps to get rid of such skin problems:
- Freckles. Spoon a teaspoon of spice with cucumber or lemon juice, apply to the skin for 15 minutes and rinse with water. This procedure is repeated every day until freckles turn pale.
In the food industry, turmeric is often used as a food coloring, and also as a spice.
It is added to chips, cheeses, sauces and other dishes.
It has a spicy taste, but in a lot of it it becomes hot.
It is also often used during the preparation of omelettes, stew, marinades, soups, various salads, chicken broth.
Having wiped her chicken before frying it, you can get a fragrant dish with a golden crust.
When adding orange spices to rice, noodles, fish dishes, you can easily give them a special, unusual taste.
One should only remember that it is always necessary to observe the dosage of this substance in order to avoid the appearance of allergies.
In the rest it is quite safe for health spice.
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I'm probably the only person who does not feel the taste of turmeric at all. I add only for the sake of color and because it is useful.
Not the only one. I have the same opinion, but maybe it's just not properly harvested, or grown on the water. For example, Chinese garlic, which can be gnawed whole teeth with a bun. Or for example a purchased mustard, which is more sour than sharp – and remember the home option? – Which even sniff without tears is not possible .
I bought turmeric in Israel in the Arab market-now I add coffee-it's just a miracle aroiatno and it's useful if someone bought turmeric without a smell-it's not Kurkuma
After taking turmeric with tea for a week, the feet began swelling and blood pressure increased. Hence the conclusion: turmeric is not unhealthy. Caution!
Nicholas! Most likely, you took turmeric, available for sale in the markets. There are many fakes. You need to buy turmeric in Indian stores or large markets. From turmeric, edemas can not be, as well as increased pressure.
By the way, tea is not drunk with turmeric tea. Just with honey and water, and preferably with warm milk.
There is a recipe for turmeric with ginger tea
Turmeric, this is the most favorite seasoning and medicine, I'm crazy about it
Tell me, please, in what dishes do you add turmeric and when – at the end or middle of the cooking, or already in the prepared dish?
I add turmeric to myself or in the first dish or the second before the meal itself and is very pleased.
With what medicines can not apply turmeric?
kurkuma eto tshudo prirody
Hello, tell me, but how can I take it under increased pressure, what would it normalize, with milk, how much should turmeric, that would not overdo it? !Thank you .
After taking turmeric and milk, my stomach began to ache.
And if in the chest, fibrocystic mastopathy and I have removed the cone, can I drink it? Turmeric does not hurt me?
Rodnenkie! Save yourself from cancer. who as they can. including turmeric. All the dead were treated by doctors. raised the welfare of their and pharmaceutical companies. Obedet as
They will remove the last shirt and write home to die.
Do not trust doctors. they only need your money. Look at their apartments. their cars. their watches. These are all your DEAD relatives and friends.
Lyudmila you are right – now everyone takes and does not refuse money.
No doctors have apartments, no cars, no money. My husband is a doctor, he had nothing but professionalism. When he died, we had only 5 thousand rubles. Borrowed for a funeral and then paid a year.
INNA, and here I believe Lyudmila-it only can your husband was honest. And we have neighbors neighbors doctors have such mansions that you never dreamed. Probably they built their wages on their wages. A girlfriend got cancer, for one drug they asked 10000 rub, so draw your own conclusions
many fakes, in the market just a brick flour. no Asian there does not buy rice for pilaf themselves .
I add turmeric in the first at dinner I take pills all kinds of whether it is not harmful one with another.
turmeric, we are Asians, we buy not powder but the root itself and then grind in a coffee grinder.
And I do not understand, after turmeric there was an allergy in the form of svei small on the thigh, now large, and on the other side is coming. Saw at the tip of the h / spoon 3 p: day, on an empty stomach. And hunger did not feel 2 days. Only breakfast.