You’ve probably already heard about some amazing health benefits of turmeric, as well as more new products and supplements that are based on it.
But to have the real health benefits of this spice, you should take it within the right dose and on the right way.
Properly use turmeric to get the best health benefits
Turmeric has long been used in herbal medicine.
Modern research has confirmed its healing properties, which include the following:
– It contributes to lowering blood pressure
– It contributes blood dilution
– It`s preventing clotting
– It helps to lower the levels of bad and increase levels of good cholesterol
– It contributes to lowering blood sugar levels
– It has an anti-inflammatory effect
– It has an anti-fungal effect
– It has an anti-microbial effect
This makes it an excellent food product for:
– The prevention of diabetes
– Heart disease
– Arthritis and other diseases in which are basically inflammations with low intensity.
What is the right dose?
According to various studies, the preventive daily dose for adults is about 1.5 grams, which is about 1 teaspoon of turmeric.
This daily dose can be divided into two or three smaller doses during the day.
In the treatment of health problems, “therapeutic” dose for adults is 2-3 grams (1.5 to 2 teaspoons).
Children under two years should not use it, and children older than two years and adults over 65 years should start with 2 grams.
It is important to know that the effectiveness of turmeric can be increased up to 2000 times if it`s mixed with a little black pepper (on the top of a teaspoon).
Another important thing: the main active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin.
Curcumin is fat soluble and it can be better absorbed when is taken with some grease.
For example, it can be mixed with a teaspoon of coconut oil or to be added to yogurt.
Also, it is good if it is mixed with milk (milk contains fat).
NOTE: if turmeric is taken on an empty stomach, it can cause some nausea.
It`s also available and capsules that are containing the active ingredient curcumin.
However, it is unlikely that all the benefits of turmeric can be obtained from one single isolated chemical, no matter how powerful it is made.
It is important to have in your mind (properly use turmeric) certain precautions, which have to apply for any other pharmaceutical or natural medicine.
First of all, remember that the therapeutic dose of turmeric (2-3 grams) is intended only for short use.
At therapeutic treatments, turmeric should not be taken together with a drug or some other plants.
NOTE: Since you know the health benefits of turmeric, higher doses of turmeric should not be taken together with drugs against high blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, or blood-thinning medications, including aspirin.
It should not be mixed with moderate or high doses of garlic or Ginkgo Biloba because they also dilute the blood.
Therapeutic treatments of turmeric should not be taken at least a week before any surgery.
Turmeric may increase the production of bile, so people who have problems with bile should not take it.
Also, people with hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) should avoid turmeric.
During pregnancy, women should avoid therapeutic treatments of turmeric because it can stimulate uterine contractions.
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