Turmeric is a popular spice that is used in many dishes. It has a warm, bitter, black pepper-like flavor and can be combined with other herbs to create unique smoking blends. Turmeric is also known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It has been shown to help improve circulation and boost cognitive function. It may even help reduce the oxidation of lipids caused by free radicals.
The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of turmeric are often used to treat respiratory conditions such as bronchitis, phlegm buildup, allergies, sinus congestion and headaches. Turmeric’s natural inhalant effects are due to its phenolic compounds such as curcuminoids and demethoxycurcumin.
In one study, researchers found that smoked turmeric had a greater antibacterial effect than turmeric that had not been smoked. The research was conducted by using UV-Vis spectroscopy on the TS (turmeric smudge supernatant, without nano carbon material), NC@TS (the carbon soot that had been precipitated from the TS) and the TSS. The absorption properties of the TS and NC@TS were similar and matched.
Smoked turmeric is a great alternative to other medicinal spices such as garlic, ginger and cinnamon. However, it is important to remember that smoking anything damages the lungs over time, so it’s better to stick with eating turmeric in foods instead of smoking it. This will still allow you to reap its amazing health benefits. The body will absorb the curcumin more effectively this way. Besides, if you smoke, nicotine causes your body to produce more free radicals which damage the lungs. Moreover, smoking can cause a variety of health problems such as pulmonary tuberculosis and lung cancer.