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We all use turmeric daily for cooking food. The medicinal benefits of this herb is also known to us and this knowledge is passed on from generation to generation. This ‘Queen of Spice’ is native to India and is exported from India to other parts of the world. This herb is known for its medicinal properties for more than 4000 years ago.
Turmeric is well known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Apart from adding it to food the turmeric water can be consumed every day to get the medicinal benefits.
Turmeric is a good source of potassium, calcium, iron, vitamin C, vitamin B6 and magnesium
How to make turmeric water
• 500ml of spring water
• One teaspoon of ground black pepper
• One teaspoon of organic ground turmeric
• Raw honey as per the taste (optional)
Pour the water into the pan. Add black pepper and turmeric to it. Bring this mixture to boil. Let it stay on cooking top for two more minutes on low flame to allow the ingredients to mix with each other. Let it cool. Drink this solution every morning before breakfast to stay fit and healthy. Raw honey can be added to enhance the taste.
Peppercorns are added so that Curcumin, an important compound in turmeric, can be absorbed by the body efficiently.
Drink turmeric water every day for these health benefits:
Anti-Depression: Turmeric water helps in treating depression. The Curcumin compound present in turmeric is known to cure many neurological disorders including depression. It boosts serotonin and dopamine neurotransmitters in the brain. The turmeric water also improves the memory power and sharpens the brain.
Anti-Cancer: Drinking turmeric water has anti-cancer effects. It is beneficial in the treatment of breast, bowel, skin and stomach cancer. It not only prevents the growth of cancer cells but also kills the cancer cells present in the body.
Helps in staying young: The turmeric has a high antioxidant property that helps us to look younger for the longer time. It happens because drinking this water every day reduces oxidative stress. When taken in the morning before breakfast the turmeric water improves the metabolism rate and thus helps in losing weight and helps us to stay active and fit.
Anti-inflammation: Inflammation in the body is the cause of various health problems. The turmeric is high in anti-inflammatory property and reduces the risk of diseases like arthritis, high cholesterol, and stomach ulcers.
Treat Menstrual Disorders: The most common symptom of the menstrual disorder is cramps and abdominal ache. The Curcumin present in turmeric act as an anti- inflammatory agent and helps in reducing pain and ease cramps.
Detoxifying Agent: Turmeric and its active ingredient, Curcumin, is a natural detoxifying agent because of its anti-inflammatory properties. They help in improving the functions of liver and also help in curing all the liver ailments. Drinking this water everyday detoxify the body naturally by flushing down all the toxins.
Good for heart: Vitamin B6 and Curcumin present in turmeric makes it good for the healthy heart. Curcumin helps in removing excess LDL cholesterol also known as Bad cholesterol from the arteries and blood vessels. Vitamin B6 inhibits the production of homocysteine that damages the cell walls. Therefore, consuming turmeric water helps in keeping the heart healthy.
Boost immune system: Turmeric also contains the substance called as lipopolysaccharide. This element boosts the immune system of the body and helps to fight bacterial, fungi and viral infection and protect us from falling sick.
Prevention of Alzheimer Disease: Turmore, another important ingredient of turmeric is known for its neuroprotective properties. Drinking turmeric water every day helps in preventing Alzheimer, a deadly disease that is common in older adults. Alzheimer is caused by inflammation in the brain. Due to the anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric, it not only prevent this disease but also helps in improving the cognitive performance.