TURMERIC

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Turmeric is a spice that comes from the turmeric plant. It is commonly used in Asian food. Especially in curry. It is frequently used to flavor or color mustard's, butters, and cheeses. The root of this spice is a chemical called curcumin, which is often used to color cosmetics and used in medicines.

 

Anti-inflammatory:

It is best known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties giving it the power to alleviate swelling and pain and conditions like arthritis. 

Boosts Immunity:

The immune system is responsible for protecting the body against pathogens that can cause disease and infection.  Turmeric has been shown to be one of the best foods too maintain, protect, and boost immunity, reducing the risk of getting ill. Turmeric has antiviral, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.

Pain Relief:

Turmeric can ease pain and is used as a pain reliever for arthritis pain. This has been studied in several trials, particularly for patients with arthritis.

Potent Antioxidant:

Turmeric has antioxidant properties that help fight free radical damage and oxidative stress. Oxidative damage is believed to one of the mechanisms behind the development of numerous diseases and aging. curcumin, is a potent antioxidant that help neutralize free radicals. Aside from that, curcumin can boost the activity of antioxidant enzymes in the body.

Improve Brain Function:

Curcumin can improve and boost levels of the brain hormone brain-derived neurotrophic fact (BDNF), which promotes the growth of new neurons and wards off many degenerative processes in the brain. Hence turmeric has been used to attempt to prevent diseases such as Alzheimer's.

Lower Heart Disease Risk:

Curcumin plays a major role in the prevention of heart disease. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties can improve the function of the endothelium. Moreover, it lowers the level of low-density Lipoproteins (LDL) or "bad" cholesterol. This can help reduce the risk of developing heart diseases and even stroke!

Aids in Digestion:

Turmeric also supports enzymatic reactions, muscle movement, acid production and optimal absorption of nutrients in the gut.

                                                  SEDATIVES & RELAXANTS

When we cannot sleep or we feel the need for something to relax us when we                    are stressed, try this spice tea. It is natural and nonaddictive. 

    (Curcuma Longa)

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            FENNEL, DILL AND ANISE TEA:

To make a relaxing drink before bed to help you sleep, take crushed seeds of fennel, anise and dill. Use 1 tsp of each - in 1 cup of hot water.