Turmeric (Paperback)

Nature's Miracle Healer: Fact or Fiction

Penelope Ody

A guide to tumeric's therapeutic properties and an evaluation of how it can improve health.

Turmeric is a traditional herbal remedy that has been used for centuries and in recent years has been hailed as a "miracle cure" for a range of illnesses from arthritis to auto-immune disease. Penelope Ody, one of Britain's leading herbalists, draws on the extensive scientific studies that have appeared on curcuminoids (one of the many chemical constituents of turmeric) in one of the most authoritative book on turmeric currently available. In Turmeric Penelope Ody provides a history of turmeric and its therapeutic role. From its cultivation to its traditional use in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine to its centrality to the Asian diet (including some recipes, since many will be familiar with turmeric as a culinary spice). Turmeric has been used medicinally in South Asia for more than 4,000 years; today its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties are well established and may be helpful for a host of illnesses, from arthritis and diabetes to Alzheimer's and heart disease. Penelope Ody investigates this ancient remedy's suitability for twenty- first century ailments separating the hysteria about its benefits from a realistic evaluation into how it can help to improve any reader's health.

Publication date: 01/09/2018

£10.00

ISBN: 9780285644038

Imprint: Souvenir Press

Subject: Health & Wellbeing

Turmeric (Ebook)

Nature's Miracle Healer: Fact or Fiction

Penelope Ody

A guide to tumeric's therapeutic properties and an evaluation of how it can improve health.

Turmeric is a traditional herbal remedy that has been used for centuries and in recent years has been hailed as a "miracle cure" for a range of illnesses from arthritis to auto-immune disease. Penelope Ody, one of Britain's leading herbalists, draws on the extensive scientific studies that have appeared on curcuminoids (one of the many chemical constituents of turmeric) in one of the most authoritative book on turmeric currently available. In Turmeric Penelope Ody provides a history of turmeric and its therapeutic role. From its cultivation to its traditional use in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine to its centrality to the Asian diet (including some recipes, since many will be familiar with turmeric as a culinary spice). Turmeric has been used medicinally in South Asia for more than 4,000 years; today its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties are well established and may be helpful for a host of illnesses, from arthritis and diabetes to Alzheimer's and heart disease. Penelope Ody investigates this ancient remedy's suitability for twenty- first century ailments separating the hysteria about its benefits from a realistic evaluation into how it can help to improve any reader's health.

Publication date: 01/09/2018

£5.99

ISBN: 9780285644045

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B07FDPJHCC

Imprint: Souvenir Press

Subject: Health & Wellbeing

Penelope Ody

Penelope Ody

As well as being a respected journalist and editor focussed on retail and information technology, Penelope Ody qualified as a medical herbalist in the 1980s and practised part-time for 11 years. She has written more than 20 books on herbal topics, edited The Herb Society's journals from 1988 to 1994 and has written on herbal and health topics for several consumer magazines.

She frequently gives talks on herbal topics for both the general public and specialist groups and since 2002 she has held day courses on various herbal subjects at her home in Hampshire.