If we surrendered to earth's intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees. ~Rainer Maria Rilke
Herbs: Nature's Gift of Healing to Us
Turmeric ~ What I call "The Golden Sunshine Herb"
Ayurvedic, unani, siddha and traditional chinese medicine advocates the use of turmeric
Turmeric's most active ingredient, curcumin, has antioxidant properties that help ease inflammatory ailments
I enjoyed the book "The Blue Zones, 9 Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest" by Dan Buettner. As Dan's group observes the practices of the centenarians of Okinawa, they see these healthy, older people commonly use and grow turmeric. Says one of the scientists in the expedition to un-lock the secrets of longevity, "Turmeric is one-fifth as powerful as cisplatin, which is one of the most powerful drugs in chemotherapy." Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anticancer! Many age-related diseases are caused by an immune system that is out of balance and inflamed. Click here for a nourishing non-dairy milk, honey, turmeric drink! Combining milk&honey also has healing benefits and adding in spices can enhance the nutrition of your drink.
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