Very often Indian families use rock salt and turmeric in their day-to-day routine. Both the ingredients come from our kitchen whenever we need to look for a solution
But do we know the scientific benefits of these ingredients on our bodies?
Continue reading this article to learn more.
Rock salt is a pure form of sodium chloride. Mined in foothills of himalayas it is also known by different names like most common is “Sendha Namak ” in hindi, “uppu” in south, “Mithum ” in gujrati. All different names but same magical benefits we have if incorporated in our diet. Himalyan pink salt is the best type of rock salt ,it is rich in different minerals.
SCIENCE BACKED UP BENEFITS OF ROCK SALT :
- Promotes digestion as it is full of vitamins and minerals such as constipation, heartburn, bloating, stomach pain, etc. Also it can stimulate insulin in the body to prevent sugar cravings.
- To cure sore throat
- To remove phlegm: place salt in white muslin cloth and make a package. Warm it over the tava. Then place it over the chest at different sites and repeat it many times. It helps in removal of phlegm and will give relief in cough, cold and pneumonia.
- To make gum strong
- Boosts metabolism: Rock salt stimulates your body’s metabolism to improve body function. Rock salt facilitates mineral and water absorption. It also helps to maintain an electrolyte balance without fluctuating the blood pressure. Rock salt also provides a cooling effect on your internal body organs.
- Boosts immune system: Rock salt is rich in vitamin K, which helps to strengthen your bones and also boost your immunity. It also enhances the body’s bone metabolism which prevents certain diseases.
- Relief from muscle cramps: Electrolyte potassium and salt imbalance can be a cause of muscle cramps so rock salt relieves the cramps associated with it.
- Promotes healthy skin by rejuvenate your healthy skin, cleanse and detoxify the body
TURMERIC : THE WONDER SPICE
Turmeric is known as the wonder spice as it has magical properties which benefit us in different ways. It is used as a medicinal herb from old times. Dry turmeric is rich in vitamin A, Thiamine (B1), Riboflavin (B2), vitamin C also contains a good amount of calcium, phosphorus,iron,sodium & potassium.
Recently science has started doing researchers with clinical proven studies which ancient indian doing from very long time – it really does contain compounds known as “CURCUMINOIDS” used as a medicinal spice to treat different associated diseases & illness.
Curcumin is the main bioactive ingredient in turmeric. Which is a powerful antioxidant & has numerous health benefits.
SCIENCE BACKED UP BENEFITS OF TURMERIC :
- Turmeric has curcumin in it which is a natural anti-inflammatory that helps to fight against inflammation caused by any disease or illness.
- Turmeric boosts antioxidant capacity of the body as it neutralizes free radicals on its own but also stimulates your body’s own antioxidant enzymes.
- Curcumin in turmeric may improve cognitive function & also helps to protect brain functions by boosting the level of BDNF in the brain.
- Turmeric is a wonderful magical spice for “JOINT HEALTH” as it helps to treat symptoms of joint related problems & reduce inflammation.
- To check gastric problems: helps to relieve gas formation in stomach & indigestion discomforts.
- Very powerful to treat “Bronchitis”: Take 1 tsp of turmeric powder with warm water 3 times a day it will make “phlegm” melt.
- To give protection against “Cancer”: Add 2 tsp of turmeric powder in a cup of water stir & take it regularly twice a day. It has active compounds (curcumol & curdione), which have strong cytotoxic effects against certain forms of cancer.
- To relieve pain & itching of skin: Mix turmeric powder with the lime juice and little water to make a smooth paste. Put it directly on to herpes lesions, eczema, psoriasis, pimples, and even leprosy sores.
- To relieve sprains & internal injuries: With just 1 spoonful turmeric powder in 2 cups of milk simmer it & it cool drink it daily in morning & evening for best results.
- To prevent “Diabetes”
We must see our kitchen first as I believe kitchen is your first clinic to treat or prevent all these diseases & illnesses. Be your own doctor everything is curable once you want to go in direction to prevent any kind of health related issues.
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