Turmeric has been known for thousands of years as one of the most beneficial and versatile spices on the planet. It possess powerful medicinal qualities and a very distinct yellow/orange color.
Many cultures around the globe have used it in their cooking and medicine cabinet for centuries.
According to Dr.Mercola:
“Ancient medicinal uses for turmeric began when it was noted as an anti-inflammatory agent, as well as helping ease a wide variety of conditions, such as jaundice, menstrual problems, blood in the urine, hemorrhaging, toothaches, bruises, chest pain, flatulence, and colic.
The name “turmeric” is derived from the Persian word for “saffron,” the neon yellow-orange hue used to make curry and yellow mustard. A domesticated plant rather than wild, India remains one of the most prominent producers of turmeric, along with Indonesia, the Philippines, China, Taiwan, Jamaica, and Haiti.
Turmeric has been used as a powerful anti-inflammatory in Chinese and Indian medicine for millennia. Curcumin, the primary pharmacological agent in this spice, contains proven effects in this area that are comparable to over-the-counter anti-inflammatory agents as well as some prescription medications. But curcumin doesn’t produce the toxic effect that synthetic drugs sometimes do, such as ulcer formation, increased bleeding and possible allergic reactions.”
More than 7,000 studies have confirmed its incredible powers and countless healing qualities. Namely,
“Research has shown that turmeric may help reduce gas and bloating, decrease congestion and improve skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and acne.
More reported health benefits of turmeric include relief from joint pain, which results in reduced joint swelling and greater range of motion.
Research also suggests that turmeric may be helpful in treating inflammatory bowel diseases, lowering cholesterol levels, supporting cardiovascular health, relieving indigestion, improving liver function and even reducing your risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
Lowered risk of cancer and inhibited cancer cell growth – specifically cancer of the breast, colon, prostate, lung and childhood leukemia – are also on the list of possible benefits.”
We recommend the following turmeric recipes to help you increase your daily intake of this wonderful spice!
1. Turmeric Juice
- 1/2 inch turmeric root or a teaspoon of turmeric powder
- Juice from 1/2 a lemon
- Sea salt
Mix the ingredients in a glass, stir, and drink the juice right away.
2. Turmeric Smoothie
- A teaspoon of fresh turmeric or turmeric powder
- 1/2 cup of almond or coconut milk
- 1 and 1/2 cups of frozen mango or pineapple
- A dash of black pepper
- A teaspoon of maca root
- 2 tablespoons of coconut flakes
- A teaspoon of hemp seed hearts
Mix all the ingredients in the blender, and enjoy the delicious taste of your turmeric smoothie!
3. Golden Milk
- A cup of almond or coconut milk
- 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon of freshly grated ginger or ginger powder
- A teaspoon of fresh grated turmeric or turmeric powder
- 2 teaspoons of raw honey
- A dash of cinnamon
- A dash of cardamom
- 1/4 cup of water
- A dash of clove
Mix all the ingredients in a suitable container, leave the mixture to simmer for a while, and then pour it in a glass. Enjoy!
4. Turmeric Soup
- 4 cups of organic bone or veggie broth
- A knuckle of grated/chopped turmeric
- Boiled water
Add the broth and turmeric to boiling water, allow to simmer for about 15 minutes, strain, and enjoy.
5. Turmeric Tea
- 1/2 a teaspoon of grated (fresh) turmeric
- 1 squeeze of lime
- A dash of black pepper
- Raw, organic honey
- A cup of hot water
Heat the water, and add the turmeric as soon as it starts to boil. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes, remove from heat, and add the rest of the ingredients. After 10 minutes, it is ready for consumption.
6. Turmeric Kefir
- A cup of organic sugar
- 1/2 a cup of water kefir grains
- 1/3 cup of dried whole root or a cup of fresh turmeric
- A cup of fresh ginger
- A gallon of spring or filtered water
Peel and chop the turmeric and ginger, and add them to the water as soon as it starts to boil. Leave them to boil for an hour, and then remove the mixture from heat.
When cool, pour it in a larger jar, add the kefir grains, and leave the kefir in the fridge. You can start using it after 3-5 days.
7. Turmeric Scramble
Add turmeric to your egg scramble and you will get a healthy and delicious breakfast.
8. Turmeric Plantain Chips
- 1/4 teaspoon of ground coriander
- 1/2 teaspoon of Himalayan rock salt (or some other sea salt)
- A tablespoon of melted sustainable red palm oil
- 1/4 teaspoon of ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground turmeric
- 1/2 pound of peeled green plantains
Get the plantains, peel them and cut their tops off, and then put them in a larger bowl, sliced.
Cover every slice in the bowl with the red palm oil, then in another cup, mix all of the spices and sprinkle them over the plantain slices. Then prepare a baking sheet, and put every slice on it, then bake the plantain slices for about 15 minutes.
Then rotate them on the opposite side, and bake them for 10 more minutes.
9. Turmeric Tortilla Chips
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt (or adjust to your taste)
- 1/2 cup of almond flour
- 1/2 cup of tapioca flour
- 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric
- A cup of full-fat coconut milk
First get at least 9.5 inch nonstick pan and pre-heat it on medium heat. Then mix the tapioca flour, almond flour, salt turmeric and coconut milk in a larger bowl all together.
Then cook a 1/4 cup of batter on the pan and cook it for a while. Then you can flip the flatbread on the other side and cook it for a few more moments, then place it on a baking sheet.
You should repeat this until it is cooked well, then you should use scissors to cut it into tortilla forms. Then fill up the baking sheet, and bake them at 400°F for about 12 minutes.
10. Vegan Turmeric Ginger Dressing
- 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 Tbsp agave syrup
- 2 tsp ground turmeric
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
Mix all ingredients together and enjoy!
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