Turmeric & You
There seems to be many-many uses for turmeric and studies that are being done and have been done.
Turmeric is used in foods and also used in skincare products to help keep the skin healthy and beautiful....Turmeric has a wide range of application in Ayurvedic skin-care treatments...Turmeric seems to have natural oil-controlling properties that may benefit acne sufferers...A mixture of coconut oil and a little turmeric powder helps heal dry cracked heels....A mixture of turmeric & milk is good for fine lines and wrinkles...used dry up pimples...said to increase skins healthy blood circulation
For more than 4,000 years turmeric has played a role in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine and is used in many foods (a key ingredient for making curries) Turmeric is that bright yellow spice that's found in curry-spice blends.Throughout history turmeric has been as a condiment, a healing remedy and textile dye and is often used to color foods and cosmetics..It helps to slow the growth of facial hair with daily consistent use... so we are warned to be careful using it around the eyebrows...it is said to stimulate new cell growth and help with the skin’s elasticity--to lighten pigmentation (Curcumin/Turmeric inhibits the synthesis pigment melanin in the skin) and even out skin tone--help lighten stretch marks--also helps to heal acne and keep it away...
Tests have revealed that turmeric does speed up the healing process of wounds.(" curcumin lowers the levels of two enzymes in the body that cause inflammation. It also stops platelets from clumping together to form blood clots")
You can read more indepth about turmeric at Immunity & Ageing herehttp://immunityageing.biomedcentral.com/…/10.…/1742-4933-7-1 But you can find all kinds of info if you do some research..... If you are thinking about taking turmeric as a supplement speak with a Dr. first if you are taking meds
***You should not use turmeric as a supplement if you take drugs that:
-act as blood thinners, such as warfarin (Coumadin)
-reduce stomach acid
-lower blood sugars
Curcumin is probably the most important active compound found in turmeric it is an antibacterial,antiviral,anti-inflammatory,
anti-fungal and an antioxidant.
Research does suggest that turmeric/curcumin could help relieve symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome & fibromyalgia among other things such as but not limited to arthritis,eczema,cancer and more ."Turmeric might help reduce some symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH)." the study's authors showed that a turmeric extract prevented rheumatoid arthritis-like joint inflammation.
If you think you might benefit from turmeric do a little research and find out more ! Many studies have been done and are being done more than ever now ! "What we put in and on our body does make huge difference for us " DNM
Have A Happy Healthy Day !