Curcumin is the part of turmeric that creates its golden color and has been reported to have healing qualities. Curcumin has shown promise when used in pro-inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis, cancer, irritable bowel disease, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and more. In-depth studies have looked into the safety and efficacy of curcumin.
Turmeric is lauded as safe, and studies do seem to indicate that it is safer than NSAIDs. However, turmeric does have a blood thinning effect and could have an interaction with other blood thinning medication, such as aspirin and warfarin. Avoid turmeric if you’re having surgery or are pregnant and if you have gallbladder disease.
We use turmeric in a morning drink – strong, but healthy….. 🙂
500mg Ginger powder,
150mg Cinnamon powder,
1 teaspoon of Brown Sugar.
1 cup boiling water
(More ingredients to add to the above drink if you want a “good for the whole day” drink:)
1 gram – gouji berries
1 gram – flaxseed powder
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