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
NB 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.
So pass it on and give it a try (if you or a friend need it) what do you have to lose?