Turmeric (commonly called Tumeric)

The Turmeric (or Tumeric as it is commonly called) Plant contains an antioxidant compound called curcumin that has special abilities to protect your brain. If you love curry, then you're likely getting a fair amount of this spice as it is what gives curry its bright yellow color.

Research has shown that curcumin may help inhibit the accumulation of destructive beta-amyloids in the brain of Alzheimer's patients, as well as break up existing plaques. Recent animal research suggests another bioactive compound in turmeric called aromatic-turmerone can increase neural stem cell growth in the brain by as much as 80 percent at certain concentrations.

Other Health Benefits

  • Natural Anti-Inflammatory Compound
  • Increases Antioxidant Capacity of The Body
  • Helps Prevent Cancer
  • Helps Prevent and Treats Alzheimer's Disease
  • Helps Control Arthritis

How to Make Turmeric Root Tea

Turmeric tea can be drank hot or cold, sweetened or unsweetened.

1. Thinly slice two inches of fresh turmeric root
2. Add the turmeric 1 Quart of water
3. Bring to boil, then simmer for 30 minutes to an hour
4. Cover and set aside over night
5. Remove the roots by straining and Refrigerate.

Turmeric and your Eyes

Glauoma is one of the leading causes of blindness. It develops from damage to the optic nerve that can be caused by increased fluid pressure in the eye. Studies have shown that the active ingredient of turmeric - curcumin - is an excellent natural glaucoma treatment. There have also been several reports and testimonials of a significant decrease in fluid pressure on the optic nerve as a result of drinking 1 cup of turmeric tea per day. There have also been reports of it improving certain types of astigmatism.

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