Benefits of Turmeric: Not just a spice!

Turmeric isn’t just a spice which should be used for cooking. It has many more benefits which most of us are unaware of. From offering healing to antiseptic properties, turmeric offers a bit of everything.

Turmeric for wounds

Just rubbing a bit of turmeric on a wound can help with keeping it free from infections. It also helps with reducing swelling and inflammation. If applied daily on the wound, turmeric can help with fast healing. An antiseptic cream would do the same but take more time for it. Turmeric is able to do it faster because it has the ability to use the natural healing process of the body.

Turmeric for regulating cholesterol

Unlike popular conception, not all cholesterol is bad. There are two types of cholesterol. One is HDL and another is LDL. The latter is “bad cholesterol” everybody is afraid of. There are other options nowadays for reducing bad cholesterol (cooking oils, Oats). However, there is nothing better than reducing it naturally. One very effective way of keeping cholesterol down is to walk regularly. Another way is to use turmeric! Turmeric not only keeps the cholesterol down, but also helps with regulating the lipid profile.

Turmeric for the mind

Turmeric isn’t just great for the body, but for the mind as well. Regular consumption of this spice can help with balancing your mood. Why is balancing the mood important? It is because an unbalanced mind can easily fall susceptible to conditions like anxiety and depression. Turmerone, a compound found in turmeric helps with regulating our mood. The benefits of Turmeric on the mind start to show in about a week’s time.

Best way to use turmeric:

* Use it for cooking (Off course)

* Eat a fistful of turmeric on an empty stomach

* Add it to tea

* Add it to scrambled eggs

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