Turmeric is an ancient spice that has served as both food and medicine for centuries. As the main ingredient in curry, it provides a vibrant yellow color and slightly bitter taste. Years of evidence, across multiple cultures, confirm that turmeric can prevent and treat a myriad of bodily ailments, equally and sometimes even more successfully than modern medicine.
Turmeric may be the healthiest spice you have in your cupboard. If you don’t have any, you should! There are several ways to give your body access to the healing compounds found in turmeric. You can make a tea by boiling one cup of water and adding ¼ teaspoon of turmeric (Just simmer for 10 minutes and stir in honey and lemon juice for added flavor). You can season sautéed vegetables with turmeric, or stir it into rice. You can blend it in smoothies or juices. You can sprinkle it on scrambled eggs. Turmeric has major health benefits that should not be ignored.
So what does turmeric do for the body? Here are a few examples: