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Apr 29, 2013

Home remedies using turmeric.


The yellow/orange spice of Turmeric has been in use for over 2,000 years, and is considered one of the most effective medicinal herbs through its active ingridient - Curcumin.

Studies have found that a daily intake of Turmeric can do a great deal of actual benefit to our breathing, digestion, blood flow, heart and even brain. The curcumin has strong anti-inflmmation and anti-cancer properties. It's amazing what just a spoon of turmeric, mixed with the right ingridients, can do.

But beyond these uses, old and wise men and women have, through the centuries, have come up with great home remedies using turmeric.

Here are 15 uses for this wonder spice that will bring you relief, healing and better living:

1. Treat ulcers and digestion problems: Mix one spoon of turmeric powder in a cup of boiling water, let it cool and then drink (you can sweeten with sugar or honey).

2. To relieve problems of digestion and acidiness in the stomach: Mix half a spoon of turmeric with 1/4 spoon of black pepper and a 1/4 spoon of cardamom, and swallow after your meal.

3. To relieve a sore throat:Mix a spoon of honey with a spoon of turmeric and swallow about 4 times a day.

A second option: Mix 1/2 a spoon of turmeric and 1/2 a spoon of salt in a glass of warm water and gurgle in the throat.

4. To treat fungs on the foot and nails: Mix turmeric powder with lemon juice until an ointment is created. Smear the ointment on the problematic area for a week. Recommendation: Put socks on them and sleep through the night this way.

5. Treating acne:Smear a mix made of a table spoon of milk and a bit of turmeric. This may stain your face, so best to put it on at night and wash your face well in the morning.