Turmeric is also known as the golden spice, and it is considered to be the most versatile and beneficial spice ever known, it has a yellow color, a mouth-watering aroma, and very powerful medicinal properties.
This spice was used in many different cultures around the world, and they’ve been using it for many centuries, this spice is also the main ingredient in many Asian dishes and in curry.
You can find the turmeric in different forms, like an extract, in capsules, tea or powder form.
Curcumin is the active ingredient that is contained in the turmeric, and it can provide thousands of health benefits, it is filled with strong antiviral, antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-carcinogenic, anti-mutagenic and anti-fungal properties. Which is the main reason this spice was used in many Ayurvedic therapies.
You can soothe the arthritis symptoms and prevent from inflammation, with the use of turmeric, because it contains a lot of copper, magnesium, dietary fiber, iron, niacin, zinc, calcium, protein, and vitamins K, E and C.
Here are the main health benefits that the turmeric will provide for you:
Since it has powerful antiviral and antiseptic properties, the turmeric can easily treat and heal burns, wounds and other more serious skin conditions.
You can treat osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and soothe joint pain with the regular use of turmeric, because of its powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
Since it is a rich source of lipopolysaccharide, and that ingredient has strong antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial properties, so with the consumption of turmeric on regular basis, you will be able to prevent from colds and flu, therefore boosting your immune system.
Body Weight Control
Turmeric can help you lose weight, because it is breaking down the bile and creates a feeling of satiety.
You can lower the risk of heart diseases by using turmeric, it has the ability to lower the cholesterol levels in our blood and it is breaking down fats.
Protects the Liver
You can support your liver’s function with the turmeric, because it is able to cleanse our body from toxins due to its richness in enzymes.
You can soothe an inflammation of the gut and support the digestive process with turmeric, this is possible because it contains powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It also has the ability to treat digestive issues such as irritable bowel syndrome.
One of the most powerful antioxidants are contained in the curcumin, and those antioxidants can effectively treat depression.
Here are a few turmeric recipes, which will help you boost the consumption of the spice:
1. Turmeric Tea
- A cup of hot water
- 1 squeeze of lime
- A dash of black pepper
- 1/2 a teaspoon of grated (fresh) turmeric
- Raw, organic honey
Put the water on heat, and when it starts to boil add the turmeric too. Then simmer the mixture for 5 minutes and then you can torn the heat off. Strain the mixture and add the rest of the ingredients. You should drink it after about 10 minutes.
2. Turmeric Kefir
- A gallon of spring or filtered water
- A cup of rapadura or organic sugar
- 1/2 a cup of water kefir grains
- A cup of fresh ginger
- 1/3 cup of dried whole root or a cup of fresh turmeric
Get the ginger and turmeric, peel them and chop them. Put the water on heat, and when it starts to boil add these two ingredients. Let them boil for an hour or so, then you can turn the heat off, and when it is cold you can put it in a larger jar. Then you can add the kefir grains to sweeten the mixture. Then put the jar in your fridge, and after 3-5 days you can use it every day.
3. Turmeric Juice
- Juice from 1/2 a lemon
- Sea salt
- 1/2 inch turmeric root or a teaspoon of turmeric powder
Put the turmeric, salt and lemon juice in a glass, stir well and drink the mixture immediately.
4. Golden Milk
- A dash of cinnamon
- A dash of cardamom
- 1/4 cup of water
- A dash of clove
- 2 teaspoons of raw honey
- A cup of almond or coconut milk
- 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon of fresh grated ginger or ginger powder
- A teaspoon of fresh grated turmeric or turmeric powder
In a suitable container, mix all of the ingredients together, and let it simmer for a while. Then put it in a glass and drink the mixture.
5. Turmeric Soup
- Boiled water
- 4 cups of organic bone or veggie broth
- A knuckle of grated/chopped turmeric
Put the broth and turmeric in boiling water, and let them simmer for about 15 minutes. Then strain the mixture, and simply enjoy it.
6. Turmeric Scramble
Enjoy one of the healthiest breakfast, by adding the turmeric to the egg scramble.
7. 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.
8. Turmeric Smoothie
- A teaspoon of hemp seed hearts
- A dash of black pepper
- A teaspoon of maca root
- 2 tablespoons of coconut flakes
- 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
Put all of the ingredients in a blender and enjoy the smoothie with the most refreshing effects!
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.
Give these simple recipes a try, besides that they are very healthy and nutritious, they also taste delicious!