Turmeric has a peppery, warm and bitter flavor and a mild fragrance slightly reminiscent of orange and ginger and white. It is best known as one of the ingredients used to make curry, it also gives ballpark mustard its bright yellow color. Turmeric is an excellent source of B6, dietary fiber and potassium.
For the traditional Ayurvedic, Turmeric is a very important herb. An excellent natural antibiotic, it strengthens digestion, prevent the formation of gas and helps to improve intestinal Flora.
- Turmeric may be able to prevent the oxidation of cholesterol in the body. Since oxidized cholesterol is what damages blood vessels and builds up in the plaques that can lead to heart attack, preventing the oxidation of new cholesterol may help to reduce the progression of atherosclerosis and diabetic heart disease.
- It is a natural liver detoxifies. Turmeric may increase the detoxification system in addition to its antioxidant property.
- It is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent, useful in disinfecting cuts and burns.
- It has long been used Chinese medicines as a treatment for depression.
- It purifies the blood, aids digestion of protein, promotes proper metabolism in the body.
- Add a pinch or two of turmeric to warm milk to soothe respiratory ailments such as a cough or asthma.
Dose for Diabetic patients:-
1/2 – 1 teaspoon of turmeric should be taken 3 times a day.