4 Remarkable Health Benefits of Turmeric
We list out four remarkable health benefits of turmeric, and look at what just a pinch a day of this amazing gift from Mother Nature can do for us.
 
Four Remarkable Health Benefits of Turmeric
 

Recent research has shown that turmeric contains a compound known as curcumin, which has many medicinal benefits. Yogi and mystic, Sadhguru, lists out four remarkable health benefits of turmeric, and what just a pinch a day can do for us. 

#1 Purificatory Health Benefits of Turmeric

Sadhguru: Turmeric purifies the blood and brings translucence to your energies. Turmeric not only works on the physiology, but also has a big impact on your energy system. It purifies the blood, body, and energy system. For external purification, just take a small pinch of turmeric, put it into a bucket of water and pour it over your body – you will see, the body will be vibrant and glowing.

#2 Anti-phlegm Health Benefits of Turmeric

Those who suffer from cold related diseases and find their nostrils blocked every morning, will benefit a lot from the consumption of neem, pepper, honey and turmeric. Crush about 10 to 12 pepper corns roughly and soak them in a couple of spoons of honey overnight (about 8 to 12 hours). In the morning you consume this and just chew upon the pepper. Mixing some turmeric with the honey should also work. If you avoid all dairy products, your phlegm will go down naturally.

#3 Anti-cancer Health Benefits of Turmeric

Cancer is not a disease, it's your own body working against you; certain cells have turned against you. Periodic cleansing of the body is good to prevent this from happening. Consumption of turmeric on an empty stomach is a very effective cleanser. This may not be effective after you get cancer, but otherwise, swallowing a marble-sized turmeric ball and neem ball, first thing in the morning acts as a great cleanser and takes away the cancerous cells in your body.

#4 Benefits of Turmeric for Yogic Sadhana

Everything you borrow from the earth, including your body, has a certain inertia. It is important to be conscious of this and to keep the inertia levels at the minimum. When we gauge whether your sadhana is working or not by looking at how much you sleep and how alert you are, we are checking how much inertia you generate. The inertia levels will increase if the body does not allow a certain amount of energy to enter the cellular level. Neem and turmeric as a combination dilate the cellular structure of the body in such a way that it allows energy to enter and fill up every crevice. Neem and turmeric are a physical support towards that, but sadhana itself does it too.

You can generate enormous energy by means other than sadhana, such as stimulants – like a strong cup of coffee or nicotine – but it will not dilate the cellular structure and allow the energy to enter the system to be stored and released over a long period of time. When, instead of being stored, energy finds expression right there, it becomes destructive – not only for the body, but also for the mind, for the activity that you perform, and for the world around you. When we generate energy in the body, it is important that it does not simply burst out but that we are able to hold it and release it by choice.

Neem paste

The consumption of neem and turmeric with tepid, light honey water is a wonderful way of cleansing and dilating the cellular structure in such a way that it is able to absorb energy. When you do sadhana, the dilation brings flexibility to the muscles. The flexibility helps you to slowly build the system into a more powerful possibility. You will feel it – as you do your asanas, the body will crackle with a different kind of energy.

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4 years 4 months ago

How much quantity of honey water can be taken with neem and turmeric. And can I do my practice immediately after consuming them.

2 years 2 months ago

One must consume 6grams of Turmeric per day for all the benefits.

4 years 4 months ago

tried growing it, doesnt happen as easy as we would like it. maybe you could try, but if not practical, try buying need powder.

4 years 4 months ago

please read the comments above :) i teaspoon of each

4 years 4 months ago

Does one take the neem and turmeric balls first thing in the morning on an empty stomach or any time of the day?

4 years 4 months ago

yes of course

4 years 4 months ago

both are extremely beneficial to your health but pregnant women may have to cut out neem and keep turmeric. about infertility no comment...i dont want to say something that people in this world should know by now, looking at the predictions in population growth.

4 years 4 months ago

Hi,
should the neem/turmeric to be taken before doing sadhana in morning?. or after sadhana?

4 years 3 months ago

what about in summer ? does it not create too much heat ?
and proportion of neem,
haldi and honey ?

4 years 4 months ago

before sadhana, on empty stomach, ideally with a glass of lukewarm water.

4 years 4 months ago

In India some people say one should not take neem and turmeric regular(everyday) and it would create infertility? Not sure how they arrived at it ?

4 years 3 months ago

should i take neem and turmeric after doing kriyas or before kriyas? is it okay to take bath just after taking neem and turmeric? please guide me

4 years 4 months ago

empty stomach, first thing in the morning for best results, and ideally dont eat anything for at least an hour after you have this.

4 years 4 months ago

I read somewhere that turmeric can lead to impotence in male. Is it true?

4 years 1 month ago

Can i mix neem and turmeric in one ball? And do i need to take turmeric on empty stomach when i put it in my dinner everyday?

4 years 4 months ago

Thanks Tina, You doing this as a practise everyday?

4 years 4 months ago

I have information that certain product being offered by our Isha Foundation which I want to buy online. Will you please favor with details. Will appreciate lots.... Pranam to all.......

4 years ago

turmeric is anti bacterial anti fungal anti inflammatory .Turmeric avoids lots of problems in our body.We need to know how much quantity take inside.there is a vitamin called curcumin in turmeric.Which is very helpful for our immunity.Treats cancer cells very effectively.

4 years 4 months ago

i have neem powder and turmeric powder. Can i mix neem powder in a tbsp of water and drink and later drink turmeric water?

4 years 4 months ago

Too much of anything is bad. If consumed in large quantities, neem and turmeric could cause impotence. But you are supposed to consume only a marble sized ball, not more.

4 years ago

Consuming everyday 1teaspoon of neem and turmeric powder directly mixed with honey in empty stomach...Will that be fine? Does it causes any side effects?

4 years 4 months ago

Where do you find Neem in Lebanon?

3 years 11 months ago

Please share how to prepare neem and turmeric balls.

4 years 4 months ago

Hi ... I mix the neem and turmeric to half a glass of water and consume it . Is that alright ?

4 years 4 months ago

Does turmeric have a side effect to cause stomach bloat/nausea? I am feeling so after having turmeric for the past couple of days.

3 years 11 months ago

Please share how to prepare neem and turmeric balls. Thanks.

4 years 4 months ago

It causes upset stomach in me, so I decrease the amount to avoid this problem

3 years 9 months ago

pls tell me how mucg to mix

4 years 4 months ago

best to let the body mix them :)