Referred to as the "Golden Spice of Life" Tumeric packs a wellness punch! Most consumers have no idea how many benefits Tumeric provides nor how many products it can currently be found in. Our friends at TumericBenefits.org shared the following commentary:
The Legal Protection of Traditional Knowledge. For century pharmaceutical companies attempted to patent turmeric and curcumin. But was denied in 2001 by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on the ground that its medicinal properties were not patentable. Curcumin being used medicinally for centuries was the reason the USPTO rejected and revoked the rights for Turmeric patent 5401504. This case was a huge victory for India, but there were more battles ahead. London's Observer reported that there were more than 100 Indian plants awaiting grant at the US patent office. Bio-piracy !
From cosmetics to food flavors, Tumeric could quite possibly be considered a super food for the following three reasons.
- Tumeric aids depression sufferers - Too many people are in the grips of synthetic antidepressant side-effects. Many practitioners are moving toward an Eastern holistic approach to depression treatment. Natural herbs and spices, including Tumeric, are naturally implemented into a person's everyday diet which then increased overall health and vigor.
- Tumeric is reported to increase testosterone levels - Tumeric is a mighty antioxidant that decreases oxidation of testicular cells called "Leydig" cells. Preventing this oxidation process allows testosterone levels to normalize once more.
- Tumeric aids in weight loss - Spice up your meals with Tumeric and discover added benefits beyond a delicious taste! Tumeric along with a balanced diet and regular exercise can speed up the weight loss process by increasing metabolism, burning fat, and reducing insulin tolerance!
Whether you shake on dried Tumeric powder, drink Tumeric milk, or apply Tumeric as an anti-aging cosmetic, there is very little denial that this spice can do wonders for minimalist wellness!