THE HEAVENLY SPICE
( An Excerpt From My book MAMANJOON'S SECRET POTIONS )
Mamanjoon called turmeric the spice from the heavens. I could write a book alone on just on turmeric’s healing bene ts internally as well as its topical use.
Turmeric is one the most thoroughly researched plants in existence today. Its medicinal properties and components (primarily curcumin) have been the subject of over 5,600 peer-reviewed and published biomedical studies to date.
The bright yellow root has been used in folk medicine for centuries and has now become valued by the medical community. There have been thousands of studies proving how the powerful spice works for so many conditions including cancer, high cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, and depression. It is great for bones and joints and has anti- inflammatory properties. It’s even used in beauty treatments to alleviate psoriasis and remove dark spots. As a mouthwash, it freshens the breath.
Turmeric is also a natural liver detoxer and a kidney cleanser, and it speeds metabolism and aids in weight management. It’s about as close
to a panacea as you can get. It is said: If you use turmeric before meals it acts on the throat and lungs. If you use it during the meal it acts on the digestive system. If you use it after a meal it acts on the colon and kidneys.
The root of this miraculous spice is sold in ethnic markets and health food stores, and the powder is found in the spice section of your local supermarket.
Do not consume turmeric if you suffer from bile disease because turmeric causes muscle contraction in the gallbladder.