Valued in Asia for over 4,000 years, turmeric finally is recognized in America thanks to the numerous medical studies which proved its ability in the treatment of various health problems, starting from inflammation, all the way to digestive problems. There are more than 7,000 studies around the world, all of which proved the incredible numerous benefits of turmeric in treating a number of health conditions and illnesses.
This incredible spice is mentioned in the Bible when the wise men came to visit the baby Jesus, they gave him 3 presents: myrrh, frankincense, and gold. It is believed, that the last present, gold, refers to turmeric, due to its amazing golden color.
Furthermore, turmeric has been used in the Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine for more than 2 millennia.
This amazing spice can also act as a blood cleanser and was used to help the poisoned kings. Regardless of its value, the Western medicine needed much more time to include turmeric into its treatments.
In the United States, turmeric has been used only in the past 30 years for its medicinal potential. Today, we are exposed to various toxins which represent a real threat to our health and well-being. 42,000 new toxic components were introduced into the environment in the last year, all of which are present in the air, foods, water, cosmetics, cleaning products, and everyday products.
Many of them have a damaging effect on our health and can disrupt the endocrine system, responsible for releasing the hormones directly into the bloodstream. Moreover, these toxins can cause damage to our liver, heart, and kidneys.
So, it is very important to prevent the adverse effects of chemicals and protect our health and well-being as much as we can.
Even though there are numerous discoveries and innovations in the modern medicine, we are becoming more susceptible to diseases. The healthy lifestyle along with a healthy, balanced diet can help to maintain the good condition of our health. Turmeric is one of the most beneficial species which you need to incorporate in your daily diet.
David Frawley and Prashanti De Heger in their book The Ayurvedic Spice Of Life claim that turmeric can act as a:
- Cancer preventative
The regular use of turmeric provides numerous health benefits, including:
It supports Gut Health
The health of the gut is very important due to the fact that there are many boosting and mood-stabilizing hormones. So, this will prevent mood swings and numerous other symptoms.
It Soothes Inflammation
If you work hard, you may become susceptible to inflammation. Turmeric can help to relieve the inflammation and avoid many chronic illnesses due to its powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
Dr. Mercola says:
“ For millennia, turmeric has been used in the Chinese and Indian medicine as a powerful anti-inflammatory. Curcumin, the active compound in the turmeric, can provide almost the same effects as the prescription medications and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory agents, and the best thing about this spice is that it does not have any side effects that synthetic drugs sometimes do such as internal bleeding, ulcer formation, and lowered white blood cell count”.
- It promotes Mental Health
Turmeric has potent neuro properties, and the ability to cause clarity and mental focus. According to many experts, it can be very beneficial in treating many health issues such as epilepsy, depression, tardive dyskinesia, Alzheimer’s and other neuro-degenerative disorders.
We suggest 7 easy ways how to use turmeric daily:
- Turmeric Kefir
It is really easy and simple to prepare. You need to add 1 teaspoon of turmeric to a cup of kefir, and that is it, your turmeric kefir is ready!
- Turmeric Juice Shot
- 1 teaspoon organic turmeric powder or ½ inch organic turmeric root
- ½ organic lemon
- Sea salt
Squeeze the lemon, add its juice along with the turmeric and salt in a blender and blend.
- Turmeric Soup
- 1 knuckle grated/ chopped organic turmeric
- 4 cups veggie or organic bone broth
Simmer the broth along with the turmeric for 15 minutes. Strain the biggest chunks and to increase the bioavailability of turmeric, add a bit of black pepper.
- Turmeric Tea
You can chop some turmeric and add it to the tea maker. Or, also there is another way in which you can prepare it:
- ½ teaspoon fresh grated organic turmeric
- A squeeze of lime
- Dash of black pepper
- Raw organic honey to taste
- 1 cup hot water
You need to boil the water, add the turmeric and let it simmer for 5 minutes. Remove it from heat and strain. Then, add the other ingredients and that is it, your tea is ready!
- Golden Milk
Add 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder to a glass of warm, coconut milk. But, there is another recipe for preparing Golden Milk which is much more delicious:
- 1 teaspoon organic turmeric powder/fresh grated
- ¼ teaspoon freshly grated organic ginger powder
- 1 cup organic coconut or organic almond milk
- 2 teaspoons raw organic honey
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla
- dash of clove
- dash of cinnamon
- dash of cardamom
- ¼ cup water
Add all the ingredients in a pot and simmer for 1 minute.
- Turmeric Scramble
Just add a bit of turmeric to your breakfast eggs and enjoy!
- Turmeric Smoothie
You can add turmeric to your favorite smoothie, or try this delicious one:
- 1 teaspoon organic turmeric powder/fresh turmeric
- 2 tablespoons coconut flakes
- 1 teaspoon maca root
- ½ organic coconut or organic almond milk
- dash of black pepper
- 1 ½ cups frozen pineapple or mango
- 1 teaspoon hemp seed hearts