Turmeric is a plant that is commonly used as a spice however it also has excellent healing properties that can improve your overall health. These are some of the best properties of turmeric for the health.
1. It contains bioactive compounds with powerful medicinal properties
Curcumin is a compound in turmeric which has strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
2. Curcumin reduces inflammation
Inflammation is the body’s response for dealing with foreign invaders and pathogens whose main purpose is to protect us. However, if the inflammation becomes chronic it can lead to diseases such as Alzheimer’s, heart disease and even cancer.
Turmeric has strong anti-inflammatory properties that work similar to anti-inflammatory drugs.
3. It improves brain function and lowers the risk of brain diseases
Curcumin increases the release of BNDF which is a hormone that boosts the growth of new neurons thus prevent degenerative processes in the brain.
4. It helps prevent cancer
Numerous studies have discovered that turmeric has the ability to affect cancer growth and spread as well as reduce the growth of tumors and metastasis.
5. It fights depression
Starting your day with a shot of turmeric can provide you with numerous health benefits. The following recipe contains ingredients that promote digestion, treat digestive issues as well as remove parasites from the body. Moreover, it can also boost your immune system thus making you less prone to diseases such as the flu or common cold.
A healthy immune system depends a lot on the gut. If the health of the gut is imbalanced the entire body will suffer. You may experience heart burn, stomach pain and skin issues, however you can prevent it by balancing the overall gut flora with healthy probiotics.
Apple cider vinegar is excellent for promoting the growth of good bacteria and fighting the bad bacteria. Turmeric, on the other hand, is often used to treat irritable bowel syndrome because of its strong anti-inflammatory properties. Cayenne pepper has anti-septic properties and honey calms the digestive tract and improves the flavor of the remedy.
Turmeric Elixir with Apple Cider Vinegar + Honey
- Shot glass
- 4 cups filtered water
- ¼ cup raw honey
- ¼ cup raw ACV
- 1 t ground turmeric
- 1/8 t cayenne pepper
- Heat the water in the saucepan over medium heat
- Remove from heat before it starts to boil and add the honey
- Add all the other ingredients and stir
- Transfer the mixture in a pitcher and keep it in the fridge
- Drink a shot glass of the remedy as needed