Move over kale there’s a new superfood in town – the golden goddess, turmeric.
You’ll be familiar with this gorgeously, burnt orange powder being added to your favourite curry to boost its colour and depth of flavour – but did you know that it is both incredibly beneficial to your health and your skin?
Turmeric has been found to upgrade the brain’s ability to heal itself and reconnect neuron pathways. Just a generous pinch each day can help to boost your working memory, improve cognitive function, and lift your spirits in as little as just 1 hour.
Turmeric, also known as ‘Indian Saffron’, is a well known staple of Ayurvedic medicine with a very long history of culinary and medicinal use, dating back almost 4000 years to the Vedic culture in India.
In Hinduism and Buddhism, turmeric is linked to fertility, luck, and the sun, and it is used to dye the traditional saffron-coloured robes worn by Buddhist monks. Hawaiian shamans also use turmeric within their religious and medicinal practices too.
But it’s not just ancient medicinal practices that favour turmeric – modern medicine has started to recognise turmeric’s importance too. With over 3000 scientific publications dealing with turmeric and its primary polyphenol curcumin within the last 25 years, it is one of the very few scientifically verified spices found to be anti-carcinogenic, anti-fungal, anti-viral, and even immune boosting.
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