Turmeric Herbal Benefits

Turmeric milk, root, and powder for flavoring and herbal benefits

 

Turmeric

 

Herbal Benefits

Turmeric is an herb originating out of India that serves as an integral part of alternative medicine. Having been used for roughly 4,000 years by Indians and their culture for teas, recipes, and decoration, the herb has spread to every corner of the globe and is now one of the top herbal supplements on the market.

With its orange glow and tasty elements, [Turmeric] is hard to miss and is often included in every chef’s seasoning shelf.

Acting as an anti-inflammatory agent, Turmeric can be taken as a supplement or added to any meal, soup, or tea and offer many benefits. Due to its properties, it can help with:

  • Inflammatory related ailments
  • Hay fever
  • High cholesterol
  • High fat levels in liver
  • Preventing cancer
  • Preventing DNA mutations
  • Skin diseases
  • Osteoarthritis

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Growing

Turmeric is best grown in USDA Hardiness zones 8-11 but can also be achieved in other zones with extra help.

Plant in early spring and in a location with plenty of sun. This “root” loves a regular watering regiment and proves that by thriving in monsoon regions of India where it originates. Consider even using a drip irrigation system to make sure there are even moisture levels.

Ensure the soil is between 8-12 inches deep and composed of rich, compost filled nutrients. Keeping Tumeric in soil that is a 4.5 to 7.5 pH will be most effective.

Although it is not necessarily needed, it’s best to start your tubers inside until you see sprouts. Then, place 4-5 inches under a flat patch of soil; there is no need for mounding or soil shaping.

For best results, follow all the above steps and plant near ginger, peas, beans, and cardamom. These plants work well together and do not fight over nutrients.

 

FDA Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Sources

Deering, Shelby. “9 Most Powerful Medicinal Plants and the Science Behind Them” Healthline, https://www.healthline.com/health/most-powerful-medicinal-plants. Accessed 21 July 2021.

 

Schiller, Nan. “Grow A Superfood In Your Own Backyard: Cultivating Tuberous Turmeric” Gardener’s Path, 13 May 2021, https://gardenerspath.com/plants/herbs/growing-turmeric/#How-to-Grow. Accessed 21 July 2021.

 

“Turmeric” WebMD, https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-662/turmeric. Accessed 21 July 2021.

 

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