Sarah Williams MNIMH AMAPA
Sarah Williams MNIMH AMAPA

Health Tips

Turmeric - a very useful spice.

Taking turmeric every day with a little black pepper could bring you many health benefits.   The pepper enables the body to absorb the curcumin in the turmeric which is responsible for most of the health benefits.    Studies have shown that it is an effective anti-inflammatory for musculoskeletal aches and pains and for inflammatory skin problems.   It balances the digestion and tonifies the liver and it has also been shown to be useful for regulating cholesterol.


A study was published in the journal Ayu titled 'Effects of turmeric on Alzheimer's disease with behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia'.   Researchers described  patients with Alzheimer's disease whose behavioural symptoms were 'improved remarkably' as a result of taking 764 milligrams of turmeric (curcumin 100 mg/day) for 12 weeks.


One teaspoon of turmeric with a pinch of black peper can be taken two or three times a day mixed into a little hot water with honey if required, or fruit juice or mixed into tahini.

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