A few years ago I was dancing when I fell and tore the ligament in my ankle, it was excruciating and the next day I saw a doctor who wanted to put a cast up to my knee, I wanted a second opinion!
I then met the wonderful doctor Moosa Kazim, who specialises in sports related injuries, Orthosports in Dubai, who gave me a lace up bootie for support and recommended, to speed up the healing process, to take a tablet of Turmeric and a pinch of *Black Onion seeds (*crush between teeth then swallow), every day.
I admit I was dubious but I did as I was told and was amazed by the results and I didn’t need the bootee for much longer and my ankle recovered nicely; of course with the help of gentle strengthening exercises.
Turmeric - Is a potent, yet safe anti-inflammatory and also brings relief for rheumatoid arthritis but you must use it in conjunction with Black Pepper or Piperine otherwise YOUR BODY WILL NOT ABSORB IT
Black Onion Seeds – Are also a powerful anti-inflammatory and has some great pain relieving properties
A few years later I met a friend who had broken his ankle and he was in constant pain, I recommended the Onion Seeds and Turmeric and he thought I was mad, but I persuaded him anyway, what did he have to lose?
About a week later he called to thank me and said how amazed he was at how taking a couple of natural remedies led a speedier recovery, the pain subsided and the swelling reduced and his ankle was healing quicker than he expected
Read more about the fascinating and powerful properties of Turmeric
Since writing this article I have researched even more about turmeric and it is better absorbed by the body if you take it in conjunction with 'piperine' or black pepper. An Indian friend suggested 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder and 1/4 tsp of black pepper mixed with a teaspoon of honey. They take it every day and it is a traditional holistic prevention in India.
READ ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF ABSORPTION WITH PIPERINE HERE
So pass it on and give it a try (if you or a friend need it) what do you have to lose?