Turmeric is one of those healing foods, like ginger, garlic, apples, mushrooms, and carrots that may serve as healing miracles, straight from God’s pharmacy. Ironically, the active ingredients in these foods, as with Turmeric, is used in making many medicines.
But I was not aware how long the list of benefits really was, until I did additional research to support this post. I did not realize how well researched Turmeric is, and how many years it has been used effectively.
That is what I love about alternative healing, like spirituality, you never stop getting new information, and you never stop learning!
When you see and hear the benefits of Turmeric, you will be astonished! You may say, ‘Where have you been all of my life?’
Turmeric is literally, ‘The Spice of Life’.
A friend, Sue, who lives in New Orleans, mentioned that she was in a wonderful Facebook group dedicated to informing the public about the benefits of Turmeric. I joined several such groups, because I did not know which one to which she was a member. I am getting wonderful information from this source. I recommend that you seek out these groups too, and join.
Sue was the first to inform me that it is optimal to combine Turmeric with black pepper because taking Turmeric alone will not get it very well absorbed into your system.
I know that this theory is correct, for there are other regiments that people follow that really don’t serve much benefit because most benefits are destroyed by our body chemicals. Probiotics is a good example of this, where very little of what we may take ever makes it to our intestines where it is needed.
Sue is correct.
Turmeric and Black Pepper are married, and should not be separated.
Black Pepper helps Turmeric break down better in the body. There are studies that support this.
“Black pepper contains a compound, piperine, which inhibits the metabolic breakdown of turmeric compounds in the gut and the liver. This allows higher levels of turmeric compounds to remain in the body (i.e., it increases its bioavailability), which may increase the effects of turmeric.”- ConsumerLabs.Com
In fact, Turmeric’s wonderful benefits are supported by over 6000 studies. It has been found to be effective in nearly every way imaginable way, and has very little known side-effects.
“Be aware that the biggest problem with turmeric is making sure that its compounds are absorbed from the gut. You will absorb little if turmeric is not taken with along with fats or oils, which is why it’s best to take turmeric and curcumin with a meal containing fats or oils. “ – ConsumerLabs.Com
However, you should consult with your health care professional before stating a Turmeric regiment because can interfere with certain medicines.
Ironically, it boosts the effectiveness of blood thinners and diabetes medicines. You want to be cognizant of this, if you are taking related prescriptions. As mentioned, Turmeric is used to make lots of medicines. The irony is in the question, ‘Why are we taking the prescriptions, when there are effective natural alternatives such as Turmeric?’
Also, it has been not recommended to use Turmeric if you have gallbladder or liver problems
Please consult with your trusted healthcare professional.“As with all information propagated, with health information, I have had personal benefits from, strongly believe in, and have found validity through research and personal testimonials.” = Kevy Michaels
Highlights on Turmeric
- Turmeric has been used in Chinese and Indian Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years,
- Besides the powerful medicinal compound curcumin, turmeric contains relatively high amounts of essential minerals, protein, and vitamins.
- Inflammation is one of the chronic conditions turmeric alleviates, and it helps to destroy harmful free radicals in your body
- The curcumin in turmeric helps to battle cancer, obesity, heart disease, atherosclerosis, degenerative disorders, Alzheimer’s and other conditions
Benefits of Turmeric
- Relieves Pain – Anti Inflammatory
- Diabetes – Balance Blood Sugar
- Anti-Microbial – Kill Bacteria, Virus
- Detoxification of the Liver
- Cleaning Out Arteries
- Colds & Bronchitis
- Water Retention
- UTI Infections
- Kidney Health
- Lower Cholesterol – A Natural Statin
- Reduces Swelling
- Cancer Prevention and Treatment
- Boost Immunity
- Heals Wounds – sprinkle on wound
- Weight Management/Obesity – Breaks down fat
- Prevents Alzheimer Disease – Helps O2 Flow
- Improves Digestion
- Strengthens the Liver Making it Healthy
You should be cautious, by consulting with your healthcare professional, before taking Turmeric, if you:
- Take Blood Thinners – It may intensify over drug’s effect
- Take Diabetes Medication It may increase effects of medicine resulting in frightening low blood sugar
You should not:
- Take Black Pepper Excessively – Monitor its effect on you and how it makes you feel
- Take Turmeric Excessive – Monitor its effect on you and how it makes you feel
Note: Turmeric is used to make many medicines and research has shown it to have very low side effects.
Ways to Incorporate Turmeric & Black Pepper Into Your Lifestyle
- Turmeric (and Black Pepper) Tea
- Add to Chicken Breading
- Seasoned to Foods
- In capsule form 500 mg a day (Recommend use in diet vs supplements, but use supplements if no other option)
- Use in curry Dishes
- In smoothies and juices
- In an Enema – for IBS
- In Dishes – Soups, Stir Fries
- In a Golden Paste (See below)
What is Golden Paste? – What is Turmeric Paste? The Benefits and How to Make it – 13,220 views – Smiling Body Smiling Mind – Published on May 31, 2017
Turmeric, Coconut Oil, Black Pepper, Water – Keep in refrigerator up to 3 weeks.
Health Benefits of Turmeric – 1,291,215 views – Dr. Josh Axe – Published on Jun 11, 2015
What is Turmeric Good For? 10 Turmeric Health Benefits – 1,565,138 views – Natural Cures – Published on Oct 4, 2016
Lots of people use the turmeric herb in their cooking. The main signs of turmeric are its pepper- like smell, sharp taste, and golden color.
Read even more information on the marriage of Turmeric and Black Pepper