Here's where turmeric comes in as a practical home remedy. While seeing your medical doctor for consultation, try turmeric or "luyang dilaw" in Tagalog. It's active antioxidant---curcumin---is known to be powerfully anti-inflammatory.
Aside from being a good first aid remedy against arthritis, muscle sprains, pains and injuries, it can also prevent or slow down cancer. About 70 percent of cancers are due to inflammation. It helps prevents liver disease and digestive problems like irritable bowel syndrome or IBS.
How do you use turmeric to reduce inflammation?
The simplest way is making tea. Just peel off turmeric roots (peel off thinly), wash thoroughly, and boil until the brew turns dark. Then take it warm as tea.
A lot of delicious Filipino food dishes use turmeric for coloring, but making tea of it is the best and simplest for me. Some put sugar in the tea, but I prefer pure turmeric tea. What I recommend is squeezing fresh lemon or kalamansi juice into warm turmeric tea.
Though turmeric is all-natural, consult with your medical doctor first before taking it, especially if you are under medication.
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