Turmeric is an amazing spice that is part of every Indian kitchen. It has been used in the daily diets of Indians for ages.
Turmeric has been a hot favourite among the elders who advocated drinking turmeric milk for getting relief from cough and cold or applying turmeric directly on a wound when the bleeding does not stop.
However, there are many more health and cosmetic benefits of this wonderful spice as now scientific studies have found out.
Symptoms of high uric acid levels
High uric acid levels also called hyperuricemia is a great cause of concern as it affects the natural functioning of the body system. It is always better to control these levels when they are at the initial stage as later on they can lead to issues related to kidney and joint pain. It is where turmeric can be a big help.
The normal upper limit of uric acid in the blood should be 6.8mg/dL and when it goes above 7mg/dL the blood gets saturated with uric acid. The uric acid levels can be elevated either due to the decreased or increased production of uric acid or both.
Most of the people with hyperuricemia are asymptomatic and do not show any symptoms for a long time. However, some suffer from symptoms like joint stiffness and pain, redness, and swelling, and difficulty in moving due to joint pain.
How can you use turmeric to lower uric acid levels?
Curcumin is the main active chemical in turmeric that gives this spice its potent anti-inflammatory abilities. It is fat soluble it should be used along with lipids of fat along with black pepper so that it is absorbed properly in the body. Those who are vegans or lactose intolerant should consume turmeric by roasting it. Then the powdered turmeric can be added to half a teaspoon of coconut oil.
To this add a pinch of black pepper and boil it in a glass of water. You can increase its efficacy by adding a small slice of ginger root to the boiling water. Boil it for some time and strain. Drink it warm on a daily basis for better results.
(Disclaimer: This piece of article is for basic information purposes only. It's always advisable to consult a doctor for any type of health issue.)