Turmeric may sound like a new spice but the truth is that this miraculous ingredient has been used for a hundred of years due to its wonderful medicinal properties.
Over a thousand scientific studies conducted from different parts of the world have confirmed turmeric's potential to cure and prevent numerous health conditions and illnesses.
According to legend, the wise men gave the baby Jesus three presents, myrrh, frankincense, and gold. Numerous people believe that the last refers to this amazing spice, due to its golden color.
Despite its mentioning in the Bible, it has been a common remedy in Ayurveda, and Chinese records show that it has been used for more than 2 millennia.
This beneficial spice is also a potent blood cleanser, and doctors used it to help kings in the case of poisoning. Yet, the Western medicine needed much more time to incorporate turmeric into its treatments.
In the United States, turmeric has been used in the last three decades, and more than a thousand studies have shown that it is one incredible medicinal spice.
It’s only been in the past 30 years that America has started to catch on to the incredible medicinal potential of this ancient spice.
Nowadays, we live in a world which is full of toxins that harm our health and endanger our well-being. Only last year, 42, 000 new toxic components were introduced into the environment. These toxins are present in the air, water, foods, everyday products, cosmetics, cleaning products, and the like.
These toxins have detrimental effects on our health, disrupting the endocrine system, which releases hormones directly into the bloodstream. Additionally, many of these toxins damage primary body organs, like the heart, liver, and the kidneys.
The exposure to these dangerous substances seriously harms our health, but unfortunately, we cannot completely avoid their influence. Therefore, we should try and save our health and use various natural remedies which can help to prevent the adverse effect of chemicals, and protect our well-being.
Despite the numerous innovations and discoveries in the field of the modern medicine, we are becoming more and more sick and prone to diseases. Leading a healthy lifestyle and a balanced, healthy diet, can be of great help in preserving health. One of the most beneficial spices you need to use regularly is turmeric.
In the book Turmeric: The Ayurvedic Spice of Life by David Frawley and Prashanti De Heger, they have listed numerous components of turmeric, and claim that it has been confirmed that this spice acts as a:
- Cancer preventative
- Anti-inflammatory, etc.
The regular use of turmeric on a daily basis provides multiple health benefits, such as:
It Supports Gut Health
The health of the gut is of high importance, as there are numerous boosting and mood-stabilizing hormones. Therefore, this will prevent mood swings, as well as various other symptoms.
It Soothes Inflammation
If you work a lot, you may become prone to inflammation. This spice will help you relieve it and avoid illness. Turmeric has potent anti-inflammatory qualities and it prevents many chronic illnesses.
Dr. Mercola says:
“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, internal bleeding, and even a lowered white blood cell count.”
It promotes Mental Health
This spice has beneficial neuro properties, and it causes clarity and mental focus. Experts have found that it may treat various ailments like depression, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, tardive dyskinesia, and other neurodegenerative disorders.
We suggest 7 easy ways to use turmeric daily:
#1: Turmeric Kefir
This recipe is simply delicious and very easy to prepare. Just add a teaspoon of turmeric to a cup of kefir and your drink is ready!
#2: Turmeric Juice Shot
- ½ inch turmeric root or 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
- sea salt
- ½ lemon
Squeeze the lemon, and mix its juice with the turmeric and a pinch of sea salt. Also, you can mix these ingredients in the blender.
#3: Turmeric Soup
- 1 knuckle grated/chopped turmeric
- 4 cups veggie or organic bone broth
You should simmer the broth together with turmeric for 15 minutes. Then, strain the biggest chunks, and add a bit of black pepper, in order to increase the bioavailability of turmeric.
#4: Turmeric Tea
Chop some turmeric and add it to the tea maker. Also, you can prepare the tea as follows:
- ½ teaspoon fresh grated turmeric
- A dash of black pepper
- A squeeze of lime (boosts the bioavailability of turmeric)
- Raw honey to taste
- 1 cup hot water
Boil the water, add turmeric, and let it simmer for 5 minutes. Then, remove it from heat and strain it. Add the rest of the ingredients and enjoy your tea.
#5: Golden Milk
You can quickly prepare this drink by adding a teaspoon of turmeric powder to a glass of warm coconut milk. However, the following recipe would be much more delicious:
- 1 teaspoon turmeric powder/fresh grated
- 2 teaspoons raw honey
- ¼ teaspoon freshly grated ginger powder
- 1 cup coconut or almond milk
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla
- A dash of cinnamon
- A dash of clove
- ¼ cup water
- A dash of cardamom
In a pot, add all the ingredients and simmer them for a minute.
#6: Turmeric Scramble
In the morning, while making your breakfast, add a bit of turmeric to your eggs. That is all!
#7: Turmeric Smoothie
You can simply add turmeric to your favorite smoothie and enjoy its benefits, or you can try the one we suggest:
- 1 teaspoon turmeric powder/fresh turmeric
- 2 tablespoons coconut flakes
- 1 teaspoon maca root
- ½ coconut or almond milk
- A dash of black pepper
- 1 ½ cups frozen pineapple or mango
- 1 teaspoon hemp seed hearts
Add the ingredients listed above in your blender, and blend them to prepare your healthy turmeric smoothie!
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