22 Dec Turmeric (Curcuma longa)
The turmeric root, an ingredient of Indian curries for thousands of years, also has medicinal properties as a digestive aid; increase the body’s ability to break down fats; as an anti-inflammatory agent.
How It May Benefit You…
Take internally for:
- shoulder pain
- menstrual cramps
- pain after childbirth
- menstrual irregularity.
- digestive disorders
- chest congestion
- arthritis symptoms.
Apply externally for skin infections.
Possible heartburn or upset stomach.
The herb may reduce fertility. If you are trying to conceive or if you have a history of fertility problems, get professional advice before using.
WARNING: Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.
Turmeric is available as powdered root, capsules, and liquid extract