Turmeric is a herb that originates from the ginger family. But its numerous medicinal properties have not yet been fully disclosed. Turmeric was used 2,000 years ago. Her therapeutic action was then revealed on a range of pathological conditions, such as skin, lung, and digestive disorders.
Intensive scientific studies have been carried out over the past 50 years, from when it came to the conclusion that this herb can replace exactly 14 pills for the treatment of various pains. It is rich in vitamins B6, B3, folic acid, potassium, iron, manganese, and is considered a good source of fiber. It has been proven that turmeric herb has a beneficial effect in the case of cancer because it prevents the growth and formation of the tumor. Furthermore, It has been confirmed to be a great natural lung scavenger and prevents melanoma.
It is beneficial in Alzheimer’s disease, and the best results are achieved in rheumatic diseases.
These are the main reasons why you should use turmeric:
- Improves the work of the heart
- Cleans the blood vessels
- Strengthens the bones and is an excellent prevention of osteoporosis
- Regenerates the joints and reduces inflammation in arthritis
- Reduces the feeling of bloating in the stomach
- Excellent fighting against bacteria and fungal infections
- An ally is in the fight with cancer
- Improves the work of the thyroid gland
- Normalizes the menstrual cycle
- Offers excellent detoxification to the lungs
- Positively affects the skin and all skin diseases
- Eliminates intestinal parasites and restores the intestinal flora
- It reduces a cough and helps with bronchitis
- Help reduce weight
- It accelerates metabolism and improves digestion
Turmeric is today available in almost every herbal pharmacy or health food store. And in the shops, you can ask for a lot of medicinal recipes. But if you find turmeric to be expensive or to enjoy growing your food, keep reading.
Similar to ginger, turmeric is grown by planting rhizomes (sliced roots). Turmeric does not have seeds. All you need is a turmeric root that you can find in health food stores.
To grow turmeric indoors, follow these simple steps:
1. Break a larger rhizome along with a smaller rhizome that has two or three buds;
2. Fill the organic soil soapy water slightly moist;
3. Place the root about 5 cm. beneath the surface of the soil with the buds facing upwards;
4. Water the soil.
Turmeric requires water. Keep the soil moist, especially when there is a higher temperature in the room. Water the soil once every two days and make sure the soil is not slippery.
The turmeric should take about 8 – 10 months to mature the rhizomes. Most plants can be harvested throughout the season, but the roots of turmeric is best to collect when they are all mature at once. Take the roots of turmeric and store a few pieces for re-planting. Before the next planting of turmeric, replace the soil, because that soil will not have more nutrients.
The root of the turmeric should be stored in a cool and dry place until its use. When you want to use it, do the following:
1. Peel the roots of the turmeric (use gloves while peeling the roots),
2. Boil the roots for about 45 minutes,
3. Dry the root of the turmeric for a week,
4. Cut the peeled roots and use them as a spice in the diet.