All You Need To Know About Turmeric (Haldi) In Only 7 Minutes!!!

It’s the “curcumin” in turmeric which is known to reduce inflammation.

A pinch of turmeric in cooking, or at night is normally not enough for medicinal benefits.
Curcumin is so powerful as an anti-inflammatory that some studies have shown it matching the effectiveness of some anti inflammatatory drugs, without the side effects of course!

The QUALITY of haldi we use is really important –because its only really the one with high curcumin content which has any benefit. Laboratory tests comparing brands has shown that actual curcumin content ranges as wide as from 0.3% up to 7% (by weight). Ideally use a powder with at least 3-4% curcumin content, but as I explain in the video many of the commercial grade turmeric powders are adulterated, and some mass produced brands often have less than 1.5% curcumin content.

I give in this video a “hack” on how to increase absorption of curcumin up to 10X.

One big question I address in this video is:: powdered turmeric or grinding the root!?

Using the root is obviously best but that’s impractical for most that I am not even covering that in this video as procuring it and then grinding it is simply too impractical for most people, including myself!

Personally I use a quality organic turmeric powder

It’s better to do something imperfectly every day than to do it perfectly sometime!

The best turmeric in my opinion is the “lakadong turmeric” from the meghalayas, it has a high curcumin content normally more than 4-5%.

Pay more and purchase a reliable organic turmeric powder (I personally use the brand “weaves and looms” organic lakadong turmeric powder (this is NOT a sponsored post, I have no commercial interest in that brand and pay full price like everyone else. I am just mentioning as many are bound to ask me which I use…).

How much to take? About 500-1000 mg of curcumin per day equivalent to ½ up to 1 teaspoon per day, but not more than 1 teaspoon.

GOOD HACK for increasing CURCUMIN absorption – up to 10 times! Some studies claim it increases absorption by 2000%.


Black pepper has a property called “piperine”


Piperine helps slowing down the breakdown of curcumine in the liver
piperine makes it easier for the curcumin to pass through the intestinal wall into the bloodstream.

Sufficient to add a very small pinch of black pepper

Beware of big claims about traditional herbs or spices curing disease. I am absolutely not saying that, just look at it as precautionary. And curcumin is not the only thing for good health – it’s one of the things!

And yes this daily habit can help reducing inflammation – it’s a prevention not a cure!

I hope you find this video useful.

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00:00-00:20 – Introduction
00:20-00:53 – Use of Turmeric
00:54-01:19 – Daily Use of Turmeric
01:19-01:30 – Introduction to Good Hack
01:32-01:46 – Curumin – The Most important Content
01:47-02:47 – Haldi Root or Powder Haldi ???
02:48 -03:37 – Ways to Adulterate Turmeric(Haldi)
03:38-04:41 – Quality If Haldi to Intake
04:42-05:02 – How much Turmeric to Intake Daily
05:03-06:41- Hack to Increase the Absorption By 10x
06:42-07:13 – Truth of Turmeric (Haldi)


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