What is turmeric good for? Turmeric has hit the headlines a lot in recent years and has now been scientifically proven be one of mother nature’s most potent ‘superfoods‘. It is effective against a wide variety of ailments from the common cold, to more serious diseases like cognitive decline, arthritis, and even some cancers.
Yes turmeric’s super powers truly do spread far and wide and in this homemade turmeric paste review you will hear a testimony from a now very loyal turmeric fan about its truly awesome benefits. FYI – all of these benefits occured after not even a couple of months of use!
HOW I DISCOVERED TURMERIC:
Turmeric first came to my notice, perhaps about a year ago, when I saw an episode of “Trust me, I’m a doctor”. The programme was running a feature on a range of so called super-foods, about which extravagant claims were being made along the lines of “miraculous, life changing, youth restoring, energy enhancing, complexion rejuvenating etc, etc.” The programme’s conclusion was that, for all of the super-foods under scrutiny, the unbelievable claims proved to be exactly that. Unbelievable. All, that is, apart from turmeric.
At this point I made a half-baked mental note to try out this wonder stuff, but in reality, did no more than think about it. No action. Until, about a month ago, I was presented with a pot of turmeric paste (recipe available on request) by my daughter-in-law, Steffy. I took my first spoonful, and immediately loved it.
I listened with excited interest to Steffy’s accounts of others who have become recent converts, and the impressive list of health gains and mood improvements which they report. Since my first spoonful, I have been ingesting this stuff on a daily basis. What follows is my account of the effects.
For the past 40 odd years, I have suffered recurrent bouts of shingles. Mild versions amount to blistered lips, ears and head, and feeling generally grotty. More severe attacks lay me up in bed for several days, feeling sick as parrots and miserably woebegone.
Doctors have prescribed topical ointment/creams and anti-viral tablets. All of which have helped to alleviate symptoms but failed to address causes. Since starting on the turmeric, I have completely dispensed with the creams and anti-virals, and have felt almost completely free of this wretched affliction. If it tries to rear its ugly head, I simply take an extra spoonful of the paste.
I’m a 67 year old ( just turned) who has been increasingly struggling with various aspects of memory. I frequently have the idea or picture in mind, but the word refuses to come, routinely getting stuck on my tongue-tip. This has applied particularly with people’s names, reducing what could have been entertaining anecdotes to ridiculous farce… “ You remember what’s-his-name, used to work with me at what-do-you-call it, you know him, thing-a-mi-jig’s brother”.
Well, over the course of my turmeric ingesting month so far, I have noticed, to my astonishment, that a whole bunch of these forgotten names have come back to mind. Sometimes quite gradually… “Started with a C, I think, yeah, Charley, that’s it…” But,astonishingly, once I have remembered these names, they stick, and I can then recall them instantly and accurately. I’m also now much quicker when watching TV quiz stuff. And, the improved memory feels like only one aspect of a generally clearer, sharper mind set.
3. LYMPH NODE SWELLING
For 30 odd years, I have had a swelling in one of the lymph-nodes in my neck. It has never gone away, but has grown from soft petit-pois size at its best, to large, hard and angry runner bean size during episodes of shingles outbreaks. Now, it has completely disappeared. Left not a trace. Amazing.
4. COLDS AND COUGHS
Over the past 3 weeks, various members of my immediate family have been suffering from nasty colds. Last Friday evening, I got what appeared to be the initial symptoms of: headache, streaming nose, shivers, aching limbs. These exactly replicated the onset symptoms which had laid 1 wife + 2 daughters in bed for several days. I thought I was doomed to follow their pattern. But, I took additional paste dosage the following day, and within 24 hours, all of the early signs and symptoms had disappeared.
There are obvious questions about mind and matter, placebo effects, the prospects of a kind of self-hypnosis. For now, those remain remotely academic questions to me. What I see, and am happy to live with, is the incontrovertible evidence of physical improvements, and a sense of enhanced well-being.
And, I like the taste.
If you would like the recipe for this delicious healing paste, and more information about turmeric, then please head over to my turmeric paste recipe.
Thank you for reading this post, and I hope you have gained some valuable knowledge that could very well change your life. If you have any other questions about the benefits of turmeric then please post them below. Thank you.