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Turmeric (Curcuma longa) - Song of Solomon 4:14–15

Used for: Inflammation, flatulence, arthritis, bronchitis, diuretic, dyspepsia, expectorant, laryngitis, lymphoma, rheumatism

Three plants vie for the honor of being the biblical saffron: the saffron crocus, safflower, and turmeric. Since saffron is mentioned only once in the Bible, this plant presents a conundrum for botanists. Linguistically, the issue is the proper translation and interpretation of the Hebrew kakom and the Arabic kurkum, or saferam.

Dried turmeric rhizomes are used as spice, whole or ground, to flavor meat and egg dishes and to flavor or color pickles, relishes, prepared mustard, butter, and cheese; turmeric is an indispensable constituent of curry powder. It provides a natural dye to color cloth, leather, silk, palm fiber, wool, and cotton. Its rhizomes yield an orange-yellow essential oil used in flavoring spice products and in perfumery. Powdered turmeric is an antioxidant. The essential oil of turmeric has shown anti-arthritic and anti-inflammatory activity in rats. And I believe that turmeric as a pain reliever has preceded aspirin by at least 2,000 years.


Curcumin Has Been Identified In Pharmacology As:

Anti-Bacterial, Anti-ViralAnti-Fungal ,Anti-Yeast ,Anti-Allergenic

Anti-Inflammatory ,Anti-Oxidant ,Anti-SpasmodicDieretic ,Anti-Tumor

Curcumin Has Been Used To Support Those Suffering From Pain And Inflammation:

Acne ,Allergies ,Auto-immune Disorders

Chicken Pox ,Diabetes ,Burns

Curcumin Has Traditionally Been Used To Support Those Suffering From The Following:

Digestive Disorders ,Gall ,bladder Disorders ,Liver Damage ,Liver Disorders

Skin RashesTumors ,Ulcers ,Eye Disorders.


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If that is not enough, Turmeric has been used for thousands of years by Indian Women to make their skin beautiful and blemish free.

No side effects have been found taking high doses of Curcumin. Rare cases of stomach upset or diarrhoea may be resolved by temporally, reducing the dosage and taking with food.

There Are Plenty Of New Studies Which Show Benefits With:

Alzheimer's, Kidney Disorder, Liver Disorder, Anti-Carcinogenic, Anti-Cancer,

Anti-Arthritic, Anti-Coagulant Lowering-LDL Cholesterol, Raising-HDL Cholesterol Anti-Viral


Turmeric/Curcumin May Play A Beneficial Role In The Following Diseases:

Cancer, Cystic FibrosisType 2 Diabetes

Crohn's Disease, PsoriasisRheumatoid Arthritis

Cataracts, Gallstones, Muscle Regeneration

Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

More information: 

Easy Two Ingredient Turmeric Bombs Fight Inflammation & Much More

Two ingredients and countless health benefits, these Turmeric Bombs are loaded with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. In one bite you can control arthritis, reduce cholesterol, boost your immunity and improve digestion.

Health Benefits of Turmeric

Turmeric is no stranger to the alternative wellness space. This ancient spice is powerfully therapeutic and so much more than just a culinary delight. You might be familiar with its ability to turn a curry dish into a beautiful yellow hue, but this is only the beginning.

Researchers attribute the powerful therapeutic impact of turmeric to the fact that it contains curcumin. Thousands of published studies support the fact that curcumin is indeed a nutritional powerhouse to be reckoned with.

The line-up of turmeric’s medicinal values includes its powerful ability to reduce inflammation, which left unchecked can lead to some very serious health conditions. Other things this spice has been noted for is its ability to heal wounds, boost cognitive ability, alleviate pain, slow the aging process, protect the digestive tract, improve skin, increase metabolism and alleviate menstruation symptoms. Turmeric has even been noticed for the role it might play in slowing cancerous growths and eliminating depression.

Health Benefits of Raw Honey

Honey has been treasured for its medicinal value since ancient times, especially for its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. Indeed a gift from the bees, raw honey, especially local raw honey, is packed with health benefits. Honey is loaded with antioxidants known as phenolic compounds. Some raw honey even has as many antioxidants as vegetables and fruits. Free radicals, that push along the aging process and may also lead to diseases such as cancer and heart disease, are challenged by the antioxidants in honey that protect from cellular damage caused by free radicals.

Despite all of these medicinal benefits, it’s hard to get enough of turmeric’s benefits in a curry or soup. Ideally, to get the full benefit of a turmeric supplement, you need to take at least 1-2 tablespoons daily. Unfortunately, choking down a tablespoon of turmeric powder isn’t very pleasant. By mixing the powder with honey, the spice is much more palatable and easy to store in a “pill” form. As an added bonus, mixing turmeric with local, raw honey will also help with seasonal allergies.

Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup ground turmeric
  • 3 tbs raw honey
  • Cookie sheet and parchment paper or baking mat.

Mix three tablespoons of raw honey and ⅓ cup ground turmeric in a glass bowl.

Stir until the mixture has a peanut butter consistency – add honey or turmeric as needed.

Roll into bite size pieces and place on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper.


Once you have the bite-size pieces rolled and on your cookie sheet, freeze them for at least two hours. You can then transfer the balls to an alternate container for storage – make sure you keep them in the freezer though!

If you are not a fan of honey, you can use softened coconut oil instead. Just make sure to freeze on a cookie sheet to harden before use. Stock up and take one every day to protect your immune system during cold and flu season.

Turmeric & Black Pepper

As a side note, black pepper helps the body absorb all of the amazing benefits of turmeric. This is because black pepper contains piperine. This substance helps to slow the metabolic breakdown of turmeric in the liver and gut. Because of this, more turmeric compounds stay in the body, which means more benefits. Shake a little bit into this recipe to boost the bioavailability of turmeric.






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