Turmeric has over 50 healing actions that many use to treat a vast host of illnesses. It owes it's curative and preventive powers to curcumin it's active ingredient, a compound powerfully rich in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory abilities.
International human and animanl studies have shown Turmeric to be effective in combating over 70 diseases including Alzheimer's, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, 22 different types of cancer, cholesterol bad LDL, acne, allergies, asthma, blemishes depression, gout, liver disease, macular degeneration, overweight, pain, stroke, inflammatory bowel disease and the list goes on. In most recent years is has been seen available as a dietary supplement at many physicians offices here in the U.S.
Even though you may think of Turmeric as a spice used only in Eastern Indian cuisine, you may find it interesting to know that it is used in many American foods such as pickles, yellow cake, popcorn, mustard, canned chicken broth, butter and margarine, etc. It is also used in many other cuisines around the world, as well.
Many recommend a 500 mg capsule of Turmeric daily as a dietary supplement, as well as, incorporating it into your diet regularly. If you are using it to cook with it pairs well these other ingredients:
Allspice Black Pepper
Ginger Mustard Seed
Soups, Stews & Chili Cilantro
If you are interested in knowing more about the beautiful yellow spice Turmeric, you can do an internet search to find more information about it. There are also many books available in print devoted to the subject of healing spices where you can find more information about Turmeric and the health benefits of it and other spices.
*Disclaimer--- This article is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease of any kind.