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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Benefits of Turmeric

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Since my younger days, I have the passion of  gardening. Now that I am running towards 60"s the passion is still there. An old  herb caught my attention which many doctors and scientist focus their eyes in it. The wonder of TURMERIC( Curcuma longa ) . a spice at same time now is a potential  cure of different kinds of infections and cancer. It has been used to treat different kinds of illnesses.

Year 2002, I visited my sister in Sacramento. With my love of gardening, I used my free early morning time for gardening in her backyard. I was incidentally stepped into a sharp object. And good that I brought powder of turmeric from the Philippines. I put the wounded part of my feet with the turmeric powder. Amazingly in three days it was healed. I did not suffer of that wound.

Now it is found out that Turmeric has many  Health  Benefits

1.  Has long been used in Chinese medicine as a treatment for 
2.  It is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent, useful in 
     disinfecting cuts and burns.  (This was my experienced of the 
     healing power of turmeric ).
3  Prevented breast cancer from spreading to the lungs.
4.  May prevent melanoma and cause existing melanoma cells to commit suicide.
5.  May prevent metastases from occurring in many different forms of cancer.
6.  May prevent and slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease by 
     removing amylase plaque buildup in  the   brain.
 7. Is a natural liver detoxifier.
8.  May help in the treatment of psoriasis and other inflammatory 
     skin conditions.
9.  Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, it is a natural 
     treatment for arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
10. It is a potent natural anti-inflammatory that works as well as   
      anti-inflammatory drugs but without the side effects.

    Today turmeric is   taken in powder or pill available in health 
     stores  in  capsules .

My parents started using turmeric during World War II. Turmeric is our basic medicine in the family. My mother dried turmeric roots for emergency needs for what ever sickness would come to us.
Since then, we don't run out of planting turmeric and this time I even increase in volume.

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