It is going to be a year this month, when I finally settled in Kangra, a small city in Himachal Pradesh, India. It is a beautiful city full of nature and greenery. Continue reading
Curcuma longa or curcumin an Indian spice also known as Turmeric is a Natural Antidepressant. The plant is three feet in height and produces both a flower and a rhizome, or stem that is found underground. It is this root-like stem that produces the yellow turmeric spice. India has been the largest producer of turmeric since ancient times. Turmeric has actually been used medicinally for over 4,500 years.
It exhibits a wide range of healthful properties. It is naturally anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and anti cancer. It acts as a brain enhancer and protector. This golden powder can be easily found in any nearby Indian local market.
You can everyday add a teaspoon of it in warm milk and drink either in the morning or evening. It was around 500 BC that turmeric emerged as an important part of Ayurvedic medicine. Ayurveda is an ancient Indian system of natural healing that is still practiced today.