Turmeric is bright yellow aromatic powder obtained from the rhizome of herbaceous perennial plant from the ginger family. This plant originates from Asia, and due to the wide range of uses, today it is recognized worldwide. Namely, various medical studies have proved that turmeric is incredibly powerful ingredient that can be used for treatment of numerous health problems, from inflammation, up to digestive issues. There are over 7,000 studies conducted all around the world, which have proved its effectiveness in treating of many different medical conditions and illnesses.
Turmeric has been used in the Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine longer than 2 millennia.
It is interesting to mention that turmeric is amazing spice that acts as a blood cleanser. In the past this spice was used to help the poisoned kings. Unfortunately, despite its incredible value, the Western medicine included turmeric into its treatments much later. People in the United States have started to utilize turmeric for its medicinal potential about 30 years before.
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Despite the fact that in the modern medicine there are discoveries and innovations, people are becoming more and more susceptible to diseases. In order to maintain your health in good condition it is vital to lead healthy lifestyle and consume healthy, balanced diet. Experts explain that you need to incorporate turmeric in your daily diet as it is one of the most beneficial species on the entire planet.
In their book “The Ayurvedic Spice Of Life”, David Frawley and Prashanti De Heger claim that turmeric acts as:
The regular use of turmeric provides numerous health benefits, including:
It supports Gut Health
Human gut has many boosting and mood-stabilizing hormones and that is the reason why you should pay special attention to its health. Turmeric has the ability to prevent mood swings and many other symptoms.
It Soothes Inflammation
Those people who work hard easily may become susceptible to inflammation. Turmeric is natural ingredient that will relieve the inflammation and due to its powerful anti-inflammatory properties it can prevent many chronic illnesses.
“For millennia, turmeric has been used in the Chinese and Indian medicine as a powerful anti-inflammatory. Curcumin, the active compound in the turmeric, can provide almost the same effects as the prescription medications and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory agents, and the best thing about this spice is that it does not have any side effects that synthetic drugs sometimes do such as internal bleeding, ulcer formation and lowered white blood cell count” says Dr. Mercola.
It promotes Mental Health
It is scientifically proven that turmeric has potent neuro properties and also is able to cause clarity and mental focus. Many experts agree that it can be very beneficial for treatment of neurodegenerative disorders including depression, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, tardive dyskinesia and other.
Below we have 7 suggestions for you about how to use turmeric daily:
It is super simple and easy prepare. To a cup of kefir simply add 1 teaspoon of turmeric and mix. Your turmeric kefir is ready. Enjoy!
1 teaspoon organic turmeric powder or ½ inch organic turmeric root
½ organic lemon
First of all squeeze the lemon and add its juice along with the turmeric and salt in a blender and mix well.
1 knuckle grated/ chopped organic turmeric
4 cups veggie or organic bone broth
Start with simmering the broth along with the turmeric for 15 minutes. Then, strain the biggest chunks and add a bit of black pepper in order to increase the bioavailability of turmeric.
First option is to chop some turmeric and add it to the tea maker. Another option is to prepare it:
½ teaspoon fresh grated organic turmeric
squeeze of lime
Dash of black pepper
Raw organic honey to taste
1 cup hot water
First step is to boil the water, then add the turmeric and leave it to simmer for 5 minutes. After that, remove it from heat and strain. Finally, add the other ingredients and that your tea is prepared!
First option is to mix 1 glass of warm, coconut milk and 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder. Still, there is another recipe for preparing delicious Golden Milk:
- 1 teaspoon organic turmeric powder/fresh grated
- ¼ teaspoon freshly grated organic ginger powder
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla
- 2 teaspoons raw organic honey
- 1 cup organic coconut or organic almond milk
- ¼ cup water
- dash of clove
- dash of cinnamon
- dash of cardamom
Put all ingredients in a pot and simmer for 1 minute.
All you need to do is to add a bit of turmeric to your breakfast eggs and enjoy!
Add turmeric to your favorite smoothie. Our suggestion is to try this delicious smoothie:
- 1 teaspoon organic turmeric powder/fresh turmeric
- 1 teaspoon maca root
- 1 teaspoon hemp seed hearts
- 2 tablespoons coconut flakes
- ½ organic coconut or organic almond milk
- dash of black pepper
- 1 ½ cups frozen pineapple or mango