Can you imagine a South Asian food without turmeric? Besides the great taste as the spice of the orient it is widely famous for its health benefits and it is great booster for the overall health.

Turmeric is a perfect natural ingredient for treating many ailments, especially liver issues and improving your brain function.

The effect of the turmeric on the brain

The active compound of turmeric is called curcumin. Curcumin is mighty anti- inflammatory ingredient.

By some newest researches it was discovered that curcumin is very useful in treatment of Alzheimer’s due to its ability to reduce the buildup of beta- amyloid plaque by 40 percent and its power to repair the damage made by the oxidizing agents.

It is one of the main causes of the Alzheimer’s disease. It improves the function of the brain and also helps in patients with depression.

The effect of turmeric on the liver

There are many research conducted on the effect of turmeric on the liver health. They all agree about its effectiveness in treating cirrhosis, damages made of alcohol, toxicity and cholestasis.

It also helps in cleaning your liver from iron overdose. Due to its antioxidant properties it is used for preventing and lowering the risk level of carcinoma on the liver.

Here are two recipes about the best way to consume turmeric:

1. Boiled turmeric water: In 300 ml of boiling water, add a quarter of teaspoon of turmeric powder and cook it for 10 minutes. Let it cool off before consuming this drink. Take it every day, regularly for best results.

2. Turmeric in oil: Heat in a saucepan 1 tablespoon of coconut oil with 1 tablespoon of turmeric together with 400 ml of coconut milk and add a pinch of black pepper. Don’t let the mixture to boil.

Consume this drink while it is still warm or add it in a soup.