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Saturday, January 23, 2010

The Wonders of Turmeric

Excellent Ingredient of the Week
This week Laurell taught us all about turmeric. Here are some interesting benefits you might consider:
  • It is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent.
  • When combined with cauliflower it has been shown to prevent and inhibit the growth of prostate cancer.
  • In mice, it has prevented the spread of breast cancer.
  • It may prevent the spread of melanomas.
  • It reduces the risk of childhood Leukemia.
  • It is a natural liver detoxifier.
  • It has long been used in Chinese medicine to prevent depression (I use cookies for that).
  • Speeds up wound healing.
  • Turmeric paste is used by some Indian woman to keep them free of superfluous hair
  • You can pickle it!