A few months ago, my gums started to swell a bit for no apparent reason; I was brushing and blood was starting to show up. I started doing s...
A few months ago, my gums started to swell a bit for no apparent reason; I was brushing and blood was starting to show up. I started doing some mouthwashes with baking soda and hot water and the inflammation subsided a bit but after a few days, it would appear again. Then a knee also began to bother me even to walk.
I felt bad but could not identify what was happening to me. Clothes, especially at the stomach level, began to tighten and bother me in the afternoons. I got worried when not only were my gums swollen but I started to feel my teeth move when I chewed, that scared me a lot! So I ran to the dentist.
Once he checked me out, he simply told me that I was inflamed and all my complaints were manifestations of that inflammation. When investigating a little more about the origin of the inflammation, I found that it can be due to several factors.
It could be due to fluid retention or stress. Yes, stress can inflame us because it raises cortisol levels that weaken the body and alter the functions of our body.
What the specialist said
Once the doctor checked that I had no fluid retention, he opted for the second option. I honestly expected him to tell me the same old story: " Don't worry, lower your worry levels, relax, " and so on. But no, the doctor told me " From today on you should consume a little turmeric daily, that will make you feel much better "
It's that simple, there was no medical prescription; only the recommendation to consume a very old spice.
What is turmeric?
Turmeric is a root native to India that is also found in China and throughout the Middle East. It's called turmeric because they thought it was familiar to saffron because of its similar color, and it's even sometimes used to replace it.
Its flavor is a bit spicy and sweet, if you eat a lot it can be a bit bitter. It is cheaper than ginger.
I went to the supermarket and it was very easy to get fresh turmeric powder. Powdered is also known as curry because although other ingredients are added, its base is turmeric. You can also find it in capsules, although at much higher prices.
I was told that the fresh root could be grated a bit and simply added to soup or stews, and the powder placed in the food as if it were salt, or put half a teaspoon in warm water with a lemon in a glass of water, and eat it on an empty stomach every day. This was not complicated for me and I started doing it.
At first, its flavor was strong but after a few days, I had gotten used to taking it without a major problem.
What happens 15 days after consuming it
Actually, the inflammation in the gums disappeared after 5 or 6 days, it was very soon. They were no longer bleeding and I was not in pain either. This encouraged me to keep taking it and to start giving it to my whole family.
The inflammation in my stomach also subsided, and my clothes no longer tightened me at any time of the day.
After a month of use, this happened
My husband was the one who noticed it the fastest - he was starting to lose weight!
Among the properties of turmeric we can also find that:
- Helps control sugar levels
- Regulates metabolism
- Improves digestion
- Detoxifies the liver and kidneys
- Reduces blood cholesterol
And consequently, you lose weight! Isn't it amazing?
After a month and a half, my knee no longer ached and all my joints improved considerably. People who exercise regularly can develop new cartilage and increase flexibility if they consume this spice frequently.
Many other people are recommending its consumption because among the properties and benefits it brings to the body are these others:
- Avoid gas and heartburn.
- Avoid colic if you take it in tea
- The drainage of the liver, kidneys, and gallbladder improves by unloading them
- Those who suffer from arthritis find great relief by consuming the root in tea daily
- It is a great natural antidepressant and increases the production of serotonin naturally.
It is also very helpful when you have respiratory problems, it is boiled with water and inhaled, and you can add a little lemon or mint.
Other ways to consume it
Some people in India consume turmeric with warm milk in the morning, it all depends on your taste. In the morning you can blend it with milk and your favorite fruit.
At home, it works very well for us to compare a small piece of root in the supermarket, you find it in the vegetable section along with ginger and aromatic herbs. You can also buy a jar of turmeric powder and use it on steamed vegetables, in rice, or to flavor meats.
From that same jar, you can take a teaspoon to prepare tea daily and add it to your vaporizer when children have colds.
One more suggestion for its use and consumption is to take a look at an Indian recipe book, there you will find many simple and delicious recipes where curry is the main spice and you can enjoy its flavor at the same time that you give your body a totally natural medicine.
Little medicine is as tasty and accessible as turmeric. Don't be afraid to experiment with it in your kitchen.
Now if what you are looking for is a great ally to lose weight, then you can look in nutrition stores or for athletes for other presentations where turmeric comes in high concentrations.
Beware of its excessive use
Remember that you must be attentive to the reactions of your body because although it is an ancient and very safe food, it could generate some adverse reactions, and it is contraindicated in some cases; pregnant women and people with clotting problems should consult their doctor first.
Remember to always consult your doctor, follow your treatments, and never substitute them.
Start tasting this delicious spice and see how your health improves day by day. It did work for us.