In Praise Of Tumeric ….

While turmeric is mostly praised for its anti-cancer properties, yogis have their own reasons for loving this special root. Here are five reasons why you’ll love this special spice, too!


One of turmeric’s most amazing actions is that it deeply detoxifies. In Ayurveda, turmeric is used to remove toxins, called aama, from the body. Aama literally means “uncooked food” and it’s one of the root causes of all diseases.

If the digestive fire is in any way vitiated, food isn’t converted into healthy body tissues as it should be. Instead, it remains undigested food with sticky, slimy, heavy and foul smelling qualities. This toxic substance can clog the gross and subtle channels of the body, causing weakened immunity and all kinds of diseases. Continue reading