Turmeric is known for it’s ancient root with it’s healing powers.
This bright yellow spice is anti-inflammatory, an antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial, anti-carcinogenic, antiseptic, antifungal, anti-everything and can effectively help treat a multitude of conditions. Turmeric’s bright yellow colour comes from it’s active ingredient, curcumin. It has a warm yet bitter flavour and has been used in Indian medicine as a healing remedy as well as a spice in the cooking for thousands of years. Turmeric comes from a plant with tough skin and a deep orange flesh called Curcuma longa.
Curcumin is the potent anti-inflammatory agent that seems to inhibit inflammation through different mechanisms and is a very powerful antioxidant. There are many health benefits that the use of turmeric has on the body. It can help with chronic pain and inflammation, arthritis, depression, diabetes, cancer, skin health and so much more! Check out more benefits below…
Although, the amount of turmeric our bodies need to experience the anti-inflammatory benefits exceed the amount we would use in our cooking, otherwise we would be eating a dish overpowered by the flavour! A recommendation for getting the proper dosage of turmeric in your body for your needs is taking a turmeric supplement! There are many of them out there, you can find various brands at your local health food store such as Whole Foods.
Check out this turmeric smoothie
You can also make a turmeric latte!
Turmeric LattePrint Recipe
- 1 cup nut milk (cashew, almond, etc)
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- sprinkle or 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- stevia drops - for desired sweetness/taste
1. Heat nut milk in pot over medium-low heat
2. Add turmeric powder and whisk
3. Add cinnamon and stevia and whisk
4. Pour, serve and sip!
*You can use a different sweetener if you do not have stevia such as coconut sugar or maple syrup