I'm starting to unpack the seemingly endless boxes in the last stage of my house move.
In the meantime, enjoy the first of a few 'old but gold' blog posts.
“If I had only a single herb to depend upon for all possible health and dietary needs, I would without much hesitation choose the Indian spice Turmeric. There is little that it cannot do in the realm of healing and much that no other herb is able to accomplish." - Dr David Frawley.
Turmeric has a broad spectrum of actions, mild but certain effects, and is beneficial for long term and daily usage. Though it is a common spice, few people, including herbalists know of its great value and are using it to the extent possible. It is an herb that one should get to know and live with.
Turmeric gently stimulates the digestive fire and makes the food easier to digest and absorb.
It also helps detoxify the food.
In addition it improves the quality of food, adding nutritive and blood building properties to the oils with which it combines, particularly ghee (clarified butter), with which it has an important affinity.
It is essential to Ayurvedic diets. In addition Turmeric is a great woman's herb and is helpful for many gynecological problems. It mildly promotes menstruation, relieves menstrual pain and cramping, is great for countering PMS, and helps build the blood. It helps guard against or even remove cysts in the breast or uterus, and is a good guard against breast cancer.
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In addition it helps beautify the skin and improve the complexion, promoting circulation and nutrition to the surface of the body. It vitalizes the body's own natural healing energy through its action of strengthening digestion and circulation, and aiding in the regulation of all bodily systems.
For all these reasons Turmeric is likened to the Divine Mother, bestowing numerous blessings and helping us in all dangers, difficulties and conditions of weakness and debility.”
Posted by Kurma on 3/12/06; 11:59:26 AM
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