Find Out Why Turmeric Is Known as ‘Holy Powder’ (Infographic)

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The turmeric plant has many more uses outside the culinary field. (Image: Jungle Rebel/Flickr)
Turmeric is best known as one of the main ingredients of curry. It has a peppery, warm, and bitter flavor, and a mild fragrance similar to orange and ginger. 
The turmeric plant has many more uses outside the culinary field. It has been used in India for thousands of years, and as a powerful anti-inflammatory in both the Chinese and Indian systems of medicine to treat conditions such as:
  • Flatulence
  • Jaundice
  • Menstrual difficulties
  • Bloody urine
  • Hemorrhage
  • Toothache
  • Bruises
  • Chest pain
  • Colic
Curcumin is the main active compound in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects, and is a very strong antioxidant. It is used in the treatment of: 
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Help for Cystic Fibrosis sufferers
  • Cancer prevention
  • Improved liver function
  • And many more

Find out here why Turmeric was known as ‘The Holy Powder.’

 

 

 

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