Turmeric, also known as "saffron from India" it is one of the spices that is best for the body: powerful antioxidant e natural anti-inflammatorytaken at the right doses, turmeric as a food also has a purifying and beneficial action for the liver.
But let's see how much it costs and where it can be found, with an indication of how it is best to take it and in what form.
Shape, places and prices of turmeric
Turmeric supplement and extract
How and where it is: the most recent research has also highlighted the anticancer properties of curcumin, so much so that now we find turmeric also as an ingredient in many supplements in tablets, pills or capsules more or less natural over the counter, in pharmacies or parapharmacies. In this case it is always necessary read the curcumin concentrate present; often turmeric it is mixed with ginger extract or black pepper, to fix the beneficial substances and enhance their effectiveness.
Price: One pack of 50 tablets with good turmeric concentration it can cost you around 20 euros.
How and where it is: turmeric powder is particularly suitable foruse in the kitchen or for the preparation of beverages special. It is found in glass spice bags or holders, both in ethnic shops, imported mainly from India or Thailand, as well as online, in supermarkets and in organic shops.
Price: 100 grams of turmeric powder cost around 3 euros, 3,60.
Fresh turmeric root
How and where it is: fresh turmeric root it is equally great for cooking. With a bright orange color and a lumpy rhizome, it is perfect forraw use, so as to make the most of its beneficial properties, it is grated directly on dishes. It is assimilated even more if you add black pepper or olive oil or if it is consumed with green tea.
It can be found online and in some ethnic or organic shops.
Price: 50 grams of fresh root cost around 2 euros.
Please note:: the advice is to buy a little at a time, because it keeps the color for a long time, but it easily loses its aroma. It should be stored in airtight jars in the refrigerator. The rhizome can also be planted and grown indoors.
Turmeric oil: what it is and how to do it
Mother tincture of turmeric
How and where to find it: la mother tincture of turmeric helps to eliminate urinary tract infections: as a general dose about 20 drops are indicated twice a day, after consulting a doctor or a specialist. It is easy to find on line and with a little more luck nin the most well-stocked herbalists or parapharmacies.
Price: 50ml of mother tincture range from 10 to 17 euros, depending on the manufacturer.
The uses of turmeric mother tincture
Edible essential oil of turmeric
Turmeric essential oil it is known for its digestive, antibacterial, antiviral, antiparasitic properties, it is also an excellent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and analgesic.
The color is intense yellow, its uses are many: with honey against fermentation disorders, as an anti-wrinkle and anti-aging serum; as a revitalizing bath and as an aromatic and energetic oil in the hardest and most stressful moments. Is situated online and in herbalists or more well-stocked parapharmacies.
10ml of pure turmeric essential oil costs around 18/20 euros.
Hidden and healing turmeric
Also used as dye (E100), turmeric is already found in many foods unsuspected, such as cheeses, yogurt, canned broths and mustards.
Beloved in the oriental cuisine, mostly in India turmeric it is also considered a real "natural medicine" in traditional Chinese medicine and is used extensively in Ayurvedic medicine.
The rhizome yellow is basically used as natural supplement to counteract the inflammatory processes of the organism.
Purifying, la turmeric stimulates the liver and the gallbladder, is antioxidant and thins the blood, helping the elimination of fats, it is in fact hypocholesterolemic.
Topically, it treats wounds, burns, insect bites. Purchased in purity it does not contain gluten.
Turmeric in Ayurvedic medicine and Western medicine