Turmeric is a medical spice that holds a special place in human metabolism and culture. The modern scientific researches and studies have also proved that the spice is highly useful for human well being and overall health.
Although the spice is considered to be highly useful and it is widely used in Asian cuisine, there may be several side effects both good and bad.
Turmeric also has various health benefits. It is known to destroy the cancerous cells. It lowers the unhealthy inflammation levels in human body, protects body against heavy metal toxicity and offers various other health benefits.
Mix some fresh turmeric in your smoothie, drink turmeric tea, season your latte or cocoa with a little turmeric powder or try the “Golden Milk”. You can make a turmeric paste from half a cup of water and a quarter cup of turmeric powder.
Heat both together and let it boil down until a paste is formed. You can also prepare this paste and keep it covered in the refrigerator for about two weeks. Then boil 200 ml of milk (cow’s milk, soy milk or almond milk, as desired) and stir in 1 teaspoon of the turmeric paste.
The ingredients of turmeric should be available best if you add some pepper and some fat, e.g. in the form of almond oil or coconut oil. You can also experiment with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and also some honey or agave syrup, depending on your mood.
Despite its vast potential for alleviating human suffering, turmeric will likely never receive the FDA stamp of approval, due to its lack of exclusivity, patentability and therefore profitability. Truth be told, the FDA’s “gold standard” for proving the value of a prospective medicinal substance betrays the age old aphorism: “he who owns the gold makes the rules,” and unless an investor is willing to risk losing the 800+ million dollars that must be spent upfront, the FDA-required multi-phased double-blind, randomized clinical trials will not occur.
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