April 13, 2016
April 13, 2016
Turmeric is a perennial plant in the ginger family that has been used for thousands of years because of its adaptogenic and healing properties. The roots are boiled, dried, then ground into powder. In medieval times, this herb was called, “Indian saffron,” and was primarily used as a dye. People just didn’t realize the enormous benefits of consuming it on a regular basis! Turmeric has a powerful chemical inside called curcumin that is healing in nature because it is anti-inflammatory. Stress on the body produces inflammation, and chronic inflammation is at the root of all disease! So if we can consume natural foods that nip inflammation in the bud then we will be miles ahead when it comes to reversing the stress cycle. Turmeric is powerful in treating chronic pain, high blood pressure, depression, diabetes, cancer, and premature aging. It can even stop the natural action of a common liver enzyme that converts toxins to cancerous cells in the body. Use powdered or grated fresh turmeric in soups, casseroles, and bone broth; or try this delicious golden milk:
Turmeric Tea Golden Milk Recipe
- 2 cups of coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon Turmeric
- ½ teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon raw honey or maple syrup or to taste
- Pinch of black pepper (increases absorption)
- Peeled, grated nub of a ginger root or ¼ tsp ginger powder
- Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
- Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth.
- Pour into a small sauce pan and heat for 3-5 minutes over medium heat. Do not boil.
- Drink immediately