Saturday, August 25, 2012

The Golden Goddess...Turmeric Spice of Life

Praise the power of the energetic and spiritual qualities of Turmeric.  As I always say…Energy runs through all living things with specific purpose and the healing properties of turmeric are worth taking note.

Most are familiar with this spice used in South Asia and Middle Eastern cooking.  But this herbaceous plant’s inner powers make it the most powerful healing botanical in herbal pharmacopeia.

The Arya Culture; a group of people that worshipped the solar system and the sun as a God, believe that turmeric was a sacred spice and its golden color like the sun had special protective properties.  An ancient talisman, turmeric rhizome bead is worn to ward off evil and grant the wearer healing and protection.  Believed that turmeric contains the energy of the Divine Mother, it will help grant prosperity, cleanse the chakras energy centers in the body and purify the channels of the body.

Turmeric has been used for centuries in Ayurveda medicine; a 5,000 year old natural healing system of India Ayurveda especially recommends turmeric for cancers of the female reproductive system, specifically breast and uterine cancer.   

Ayurveda uses turmeric to purify and move the blood; it helps to remove stagnant blood while stimulating the formation of new blood tissue.  Turmeric regulates and decreases the intensity and pain of menstrual periods, and of uterine tumors.  It is well recognized as the best anti-oxidant, hypoglycemic, colorant and antiseptic and wound healer.

Curcumin is the chemical ingredient in turmeric root that gives it it’s bright orange color the essential oil called Turmerones can slow the progress of Alzheimer disease; assist with preventing the spread of prostate, breast and colon cancer; it promotes healing in wounds, will alleviate inflammation and arthritis plus detox the liver.  

Native to India, this herb’s goldenrod root is also known as Indian Saffron.  In the ginger family and its botanical name is Curcuma Longa.  Curcuma comes from the Arabic name Kurkum meaning saffron.  But saffron comes from a crocus, which is not even a member of the ginger family so I’m guessing it’s because of the brilliant yellow that comes from the root which is the same color as saffron.

Scientists are beginning to realize the importance of turmeric in treating modern disease. So expect to see more on this incredible ancient spice to be incorporated into modern life.   

In India the pre-wedding ceremony of the bride is smeared with turmeric paste to enhance their skin and give a golden glow and ward off the evil eye.  At the wedding it is applied to the forehead (third eye chakra) by the bride and the groom.  
But to me, one of the most fascinating qualities of turmeric is its healing properties for the treatment of all kinds of wounds, burns, sun-damaged skin, skin conditions with inflammatory issues such as eczema and psoriasis.  

Having a long suffering of psoriasis myself, I’m seeking all natural ways to improve my skin and cure this terrible debilitating skin problem…PSORIASIS.  

I’m turning away from the harsh, expensive and sometimes dangerous psoriasis treatments and I’m turning to natural treatments as a long term solution for this troublesome condition.   

I mean, I can only throw this spice in so many foods and I need to harness the power of it in larger doses.  So…I’m heading off to Whole Foods Market to purchase some Turmeric Capsules for my daily dose of turmeric.

Interested in what I'm saying...Then here is some recommended reading for you to learn more about this Spice of Life...


I pray that a capsule a day will light the way.


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