Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Turmeric- Sprinkle it on!

I've been sick this week and today I remembered that Turmeric is good for colds. 
I sprinkled it on my eggs this morning and also used it in my coffee (inside the brew basket, on top of the ground coffee).
I did a little search and found out that it is used for a whole bunch of other illnesses as it is also an anti-inflamatory. 
Read on and sprinkle that spice on everything you can think of  :-)

According to WebMD:

 "Turmeric is used for arthritis, heartburn (dyspepsia), stomach pain, diarrhea, intestinal gas, stomachbloating, loss of appetite, jaundice, liver problems and gallbladder disorders.

It is also used for headaches, bronchitis, colds, lung infections, fibromyalgia, leprosy, fever, menstrual problems, and cancer. Other uses include depression, Alzheimer’s disease, water retention, worms, and kidney problems.

Some people apply turmeric to the skin for pain, ringworm, bruising, leech bites, eye infections, inflammatory skin conditions, soreness inside of the mouth, and infected wounds."

Here is what Wikipedia says:

"Curcumin has been a centre of attraction for potential treatment of an array of diseases, including cancer, Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, allergies, arthritis and other chronic illnesses."