Turmeric is widely used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine, potentially supporting a range of conditions including: arthritis, heartburn, joint pain, stomach pain, diarrhea, intestinal gas, stomach bloating, loss of appetite, stomach ulcers, gallbladder disorders, high cholesterol, high blood sugar, skin inflammation from radiation treatment, and fatigue.
Turmeric contains the bioactive compound curcumin, which is thought to decrease swelling and inflammation, thus might be beneficial for treating conditions that involve inflammation, such as osteoarthritis.
NOTE: Consult your healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Taking turmeric might slow blood clotting. This might increase the risk of bruising and bleeding in people with bleeding disorders.
Curcumin, a chemical in turmeric, might decrease blood sugar in people with diabetes. Use with caution in people with diabetes as it might make blood sugar too low.
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You can make traditional Indian Golden Milk, also known as haldi doodh, by simmering milk (or coconut milk), turmeric powder, black pepper, a touch of honey, and other masala chai spices like cardamom and fresh grated ginger. Simmer for 8-10 minutes on low, strain out the spices, and enjoy.
Pro Tip: Using turmeric powder is less messy than the fresh root, and won't require gloves to keep your fingers from staining.