This sunshine-yellow root has become an everyday staple in the fresh produce section of even traditional supermarkets. Packed with Vitamins C and E, Turmeric works wonders to enhance immunity. For example, it stimulates immune cells that fight cancer and helps to increase bile flow and production in the digestion of fats. It also reduces rheumatic pain and inflammation due to arthritis. If you don’t mind the orange glow, sprinkling it on your food is the simplest way to add it to your diet. Avoid turmeric if you suffer from bile duct obstruction.
PROPERTIES: adaptogen, alterative, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, carminative, cholagogue, hemostat, vulnerary
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