This “sunny” spice is easy to find in the kitchen of every hostess. But not everyone knows about its unique properties. But the spice is useful for the female body and, when properly applied, will help preserve the shape.
Turmeric comes from southern countries and information about how to use it in cooking, preparing tasty and healthy dishes, came to us from India. It was from those edges that the very first spices were brought. It is interesting that in ancient times turmeric was used as a ritual powder, but for some time it also acquired the status of “healer”.
Modern research has also shown that this spice:
- has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial qualities;
- has an antiseptic effect;
- is an antioxidant;
- improves the gastrointestinal tract;
- reduces cholesterol levels in the blood;
- increases metabolism, due to the ability to warm the skin;
- contributes to the preservation of youth;
- used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, abdominal pain;
- improves the complexion;
- minimizes fine wrinkles;
- eliminates dandruff and hair loss;
- promotes weight loss;
- removes excess water from the body;
- increases metabolism;
- reduces bouts of hunger;
- accelerates blood, contributing to the rapid removal of harmful substances from the body;
- cleans the blood from excess cholesterol;
- stabilizes blood sugar levels;
- acts as a natural antibiotic;
- helps to establish the menstrual cycle;
- restores the lipid barrier.
In order for turmeric to start “working” in the body, it should be taken daily, but in small quantities. Moreover, recipes for the use of turmeric, both inside and outside, there is a huge amount, so everyone can choose a more convenient and pleasant option.
In fact, all the therapeutic actions of this “solar” seasoning are performed by the curcumin component, which is present in its composition.
But, as with the use of various medicines, it should be remembered that everything should be dosed, including the use of turmeric. It should be taken no more than 1 teaspoon per day.
Despite all the miraculous properties of turmeric and its positive effect on the entire human body, there are also a number of contraindications to its use:
- individual intolerance seasoning, causing nausea and indigestion;
- hormonal disruptions, as turmeric has the ability to enhance the production of such a hormone as estrogen;
- hypotension (turmeric reduces blood pressure);
- problems with the gall bladder, the presence of stones in it;
- pregnancy and lactation;
- problems with blood clotting;
- children under 5 years old.
Based on all of the above, it becomes clear that turmeric is a widely used substance, both for medicinal and cosmetic purposes, as well as in cooking. For human health, it is a completely safe seasoning, but only if the measure is observed when it is used.
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