As Promised,

This is so cool learning about all these herbs and spices, remedies and potions, lol. Some people get all weirded out, thinking it’s hocus pocus or some stuff. I’m Lovin it!

So Turmeric….well, first of all, I thought it was turmeric all this time. I didn’t realize that extra “r” was there. I totally sucked at English, can’t spell crap and the grammar is just as poor. Turmeric is bright orange, originated in India and has a similar skin to Ginger as it is related to ginger, something else I did not know. Probably because it isn’t often purchased in the same state as ginger. It is, typically, boiled, peeled, dried and ground into powder. It is also used as a yellow dye for clothing and also as a dye for margarine.

Medicinal Benefits

Turmeric is a warming herb. It supports the circulation of blood and chi. It tones the spleen and liver. The yellow pigment (curcumin) makes turmeric the highest known source of beta-carotene. It is all sorts of ANTI’s as well, that I’ll name. It is antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-arthritic and has anti-inflammatory properties. WOW! It strengthens the nervous system as well as helps to dissolve uterine tumors, cysts and gallstones. It also may be used to regulate blood sugar.

Tumrec can also be used topically to help canker and cold sores. Simply add a little water, make into a paste and apply to the afflicted area.

It aid in the digestion of complex carbohydrates as well as aiding in the assimilation of protein and so it is good to combine with milk for young children. A tip to improve its flavor and medicinal properties is to saute it ghee or coconut oil before adding it to other ingredients in cooking. It is best to buy the brightest color and keep in a dark jar. the more exposure to light and oxygen, the quicker it denatures.

This is so flipping awesome! I’m so glad I decided to do this. Ordinarily, I would just read something like that and it would pretty much go in one ear and out the other. Doing this really makes it stick in my memory. Let’s see….what should I research for next time? Let’s do a spice next…look forward to Cinnamon :)

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