Turmeric spice as a cure for many health problems

Turmeric spice is an exceptional addition to dishes and even better as a medicine

Turmeric spice to many of us is already known, because it contains curry, popular in many cousins of the world. Turmeric plant belongs to the family of ginger. We did not had sufficient knowledge of its numerous medicinal properties. In folk medicine and modern science they know it well. In this article, we will do our best to clarify what is turmeric, how it is used, for which diseases is highly recommended, as well as how to make a delicious aromatic dishes with this exceptional condiment.

Turmeric spice use in Ayurvedic medicine

In the ancient Ayurvedic scriptures dating back to two thousand years ago turmeric is attributed therapeutic effects on a number of pathological conditions such as diseases of the skin, lungs and digestive organs. These books, which are a setting stones of traditional medicine, have numerous recipes with turmeric, for the preparations against various types of pain, healing wounds and against disorders of the liver. Intensive scientific research conducted during the last 50 years have confirmed the beneficial effects of this plant, whose healing properties come from the alkaloids of curcumin, a natural antiseptic that has a strong anticancer effect.
Turmeric; Medicinal properties

Turmeric is rich in vitamins B6, B3, folic acid, potassium, iron and manganese, and is considered a good source of fermentable fibre. Now it is known that there are at least 15 reasons why you should use turmeric daily, either as a condiment or for daily composition.

Turmeric as a medicine

It has been shown that turmeric plant has a great effect in the case of prostate cancer because it prevents growth and prevents the formation of tumour tissue, and this is true for breast cancer and malignant melanoma. It has also been confirmed that it is a great natural cleaner of liver and prevents and slows the progression of Alzheimer's disease because it removes harmful plaque deposited in the brain. It has a beneficial effect on all organs in our body, and the best results are achieved when it comes to rheumatic conditions. Turmeric spice helps to effectively eliminate pain in the joints, bones and muscles. It improves their mobility because it has a remarkable effect on them. Turmeric as medicine is often recommended for rheumatoid arthritis as a mandatory supplement for the therapy. There are other health benefits of this plant, here are some of them:
  • Improves heart work
  • Cleans blood vessels.
  • Strengthens bones and is an excellent prevention of osteoporosis.
  • Regenerates joints and reduces inflammation in arthritis.
  • Reduces bloating of stomach and soothes gastritis.
  • Great fighter against bacteria and fungi.
  • A reliable ally in the fight against cancer.
  • Helps the thyroid gland.
  • Normalizes the menstrual cycle.
  • Exceptional detoxifier of the liver and gall bladder.
  • Has a great effect on the skin and helps with psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis of the skin.
  • Turmeric spice eliminates intestinal parasites and restores intestinal flora.
  • It calms coughs and helps with diseases of the upper respiratory tract such as bronchitis and bronchial asthma.
  • It helps you lose weight and is an integral part of many popular diets.
  • It speeds up your metabolism because it allows regular and better digestion and eliminates constipation.

Tea made from turmeric; RECIPE

This simple and very healing tea is prepared as follows:
  • A teaspoon of turmeric pour with half a litre of boiling water and leave on the heat to slowly start boiling. 
  • Add some grated ginger or cardamom, and let it briefly boil.
  • Sweeten to taste and drink it hot.

Tea made from turmeric is ideal in case of colds and sore throat.

Drink made from turmeric with milk
  • 2-3 dl of milk pour with half a teaspoon of turmeric, a pinch of cumin, a pinch of rock salt and half a spoonful of ghee (clarified butter).
  • The beverage is drunk warm, and is famous for soothing the cough.

Turmeric and honey against wrinkles 

The combination of turmeric and honey will reduce the redness and dark spots on your face. This natural face mask will make your skin soft, and clean. Take a spoon of honey and mix with a teaspoon of turmeric. Apply the mixture to the face and after treatment rinse with lukewarm water. Turmeric spice with honey is very effective in eliminating wrinkles. Also turmeric and honey will compensate for the lack of iron in the body.

Turmeric for teeth whitening 

Do you want to easily and quickly restore the whiteness of your teeth, and without paying for expensive treatments that cosmetic dentistry offers, definitely try turmeric spice. Besides whitening teeth it naturally restores the shine to your face, this Ayurvedic toothpaste will eliminate a number of harmful bacteria, which promote tooth decay and bad breath.


All you have to do is mix half a teaspoon of dried turmeric with smaller amounts of water. The resulting toothpaste gently apply to your toothbrush and rub the teeth well. Take care not to smudge the exterior parts of the skin, outside of your mouth, because then it will be a little light-yellow in colour.

Turmeric spice against prostate cancer

This oriental spice contains powerful antioxidant curcumin, which is a powerful hunter of free radicals. It has been shown that turmeric spice strengthens the immune system and has a very strong antibacterial and anticancer effect. The latest tests have found that in the case of prostate cancer, its main ingredient curcumin further contributes to the destruction of cancer cells that survive radiation.

Turmeric against diarrhoea and food poisoning

Ayurvedic medicine claims that just intense and peppery taste that turmeric spice has, successfully kills the parasites and numerous germs and destroys fat deposits, sticky toxins, mucus, stimulates blood circulation and better digestion and regulates the stool. Ancient Indian medicine - Ayurveda starts from the premise that the bitter taste of the substance, such as curcumin, is the best for skin diseases, poisoning and diseases of the blood, fever and inflammation and all kinds of infections. Its pungent taste astringents and heals wounds, and among other things stops diarrhoea and dysentery.

HOW TO USE turmeric spice in cooking?

The standard dose for turmeric spice in food is from 1/8 to 1/4 of teaspoon of turmeric with each meal. It can be used in cabbage rolls, beans, in almost every local dish, or as a condiment to fine salads. To soups it will give a fine yellow-gold colour, and the most important benefit is the fact that it will strengthen immunity.


Alone or in a popular mix with curry, turmeric spice plays an important role in Indian and other South Asian cuisines because of the many beneficial effects on health which are increasingly present in gastronomy of the Western world. It can be used in the preparation of sweet and savoury dishes: add the rice, fruit salads, salad dressings, vegetable dishes, sauces, couscous, potatoes, pancakes, cakes.

However, we should not exaggerate with the amount because the turmeric spice has an intense aroma. It is enough to add half a teaspoon per meal, just before the end of cooking to preserve the healing properties of this spice. In soups, sauces, rice and pancake mixtures it is enough to add a pinch of powder.


Here is what we will need:
  • 2, 5 kg of potatoes
  • salt
  • pepper
  • turmeric spice 1.5 of a tablespoon
  • small amount of dried chilli
  • 4-5 tablespoons of olive oil

Preparation: Boil potatoes in salted water no longer than 8 minutes. Then remove it from the pan, let them dry and put into a dish for it to be baked. Now season it with all spices and olive oil. The next 40 to 45 minutes bake it in the oven at 200 ° C until golden and until it becomes crunchy. Bon appetite!


Turmeric spice is now available in almost every better equipped herbal pharmacy or health food stores. Often you will get many medicinal recipes from turmeric, only if you are looking of course, or some oral advice from the store clerk. We got the information like this we found out a combination of turmeric and honey, turmeric and aloe and many others. With proper combination of these ingredients you can get a very efficient beverages. Because of that turmeric is considered a real treasure among spices.

Turmeric Side Effects

If the turmeric spice is used in the prescribed quantities it virtually causes no consequences and complications. Certainly consult with your doctor if you are on a particular therapy and drink medicine. Until recently it is not recommended to people with gallstones, as well as children under the age of 5 years and pregnant women. Large doses of curcumin will not be great for completely healthy persons because it could cause some gastrointestinal disturbances.

Turmeric experiences

If we imagine that our throat is healthy, everything is fine, passing pain, cough subsides, we completely feel better and all we do is regularly drink a teaspoon of turmeric solvent in a glass of lukewarm water, it helps the intestines work better, the stomach is calm, no bloating stomach and digestion is regular and much better. Other parts of the body rejoice, circulation is up and running, the liver is more enthusiastic, metabolism improves and tears of joy at the loss of excess pounds, protects the thyroid gland, in short everything starts working great. Joints are more agile, our skin is cleaner and softer. Turmeric spice just brings the whole body to the perfect balance. Use curcumin in your daily meals. Your dishes will get a magnificent flavour and brighter colour, and you will protect yourself and your family members from many diseases and health problems.


In the free market as well as on the internet, turmeric spice costs an average of 5 dollars per 100g. Turmeric pills are quite expensive depending on the manufacturer and their price is up to 27 dollars. We recommend you to read texts: Ayurvedic medicine, as well as the article ginger and honey as a medicine.