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Turmeric is the yellow spice used in curry and mustard and is widely used in Ayurvedic medicine as a cleansing tonic and adaptogenic herb. Areas with diets high in Turmeric have significantly lower rates of breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer and colon cancer. This "cousin" of ginger root is also effective against arthritis and inflammation, and new research is giving a scientific basis to the herb's many health benefits.  Cook with it, such as adding it to rice or seasoning meats with it, or you can take it in water.


Start with ½ tsp. of turmeric with an 8 oz glass of water daily and work your way up to 1 tsp. a day.



Benefits of Turmeric: Arthritis, Alzheimer's, pain, inflammation, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, breast cancer, reduced cancer risk in smokers, liver protection, bile stimulation, intestinal gas reduction, digestive health, gallbladder health, infection treatment, anti-fungal, athlete's foot, carpal tunnel, cataract prevention, stroke prevention, headache prevention, treating bursitis and tendinitis, ulcer treatment. *From "The Green Pharmacy" by Dr. James Duke, "Healing Therapies" by Mark Stengler, N.D. and suggestions of Dr. Andrew Weil

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