Nature: Hot, Taste: Pungent



Nature:  Hot

Taste: Pungent

Act on organ:  Stomach, Lung

Therapeutic effects:  Tumeric, the spice which is actually a rhizome that’s ground into a deep yellow-orange powder has many health benefits:

  • Boosts antioxidant protection against free radicals
  • promotes healthy skin
  • supports overall eye health
  • provides immune system support
  • aids skeletal system and joint health
  • encourages healthy liver function by stimulating production of bile
  • balances the health of digestive system and helps the body digest fats
  • prevent ulcers
  • aids in support of healthy blood and circulatory system
  • maintains normal cholesterol levels
  • assists neurological system's healthy response to stress
  • promotes a healthy female reproductive system
  • helps maintain blood sugar levels within the normal range.

The Cork Cancer Research Centre's test results show that turmeric can kill gullet cancer cells in 24 hours! Multiple studies show that curcumin—the compound in turmeric that gives the spice its flavour and colour—works as an anti-inflammatory agent, with the ability to help ease symptoms of arthritis.

And several studies now indicate that by lowering cholesterol and preventing blood clots, turmeric may also help prevent heart disease. The spice may also fight Alzheimer’s disease.