Welcome to the miracles of turmeric! What are the benefits of turmeric exactly? According to a report published by the University of Maryland Medical Center, Turmeric (Curcuma longa) has been used for over 4,000 years to treat a variety of conditions. Studies show that turmeric may help fight infections and some cancers, reduce inflammation, and treat digestive problems. (Source: Turmeric | University of Maryland Medical Center)
This healing herb from India is cost effective and worth having in your kitchen especially after learning about all the good that it does. I've started taking turmeric in the form of Golden Milk to help alleviate a bit of joint and muscle pain I've been experiencing lately. Thus far my joints feel more oily and smooth and they crack less. This is extremely beneficial since the season has changed to Fall, causing my joints and skin to naturally dry out some. Combat that Vata imbalance by ingesting some Turmeric today!
- Supports healthy joint function.
- Promotes radiant healthy skin.
- Improves digestion.
- Promotes healthy blood and liver function.
- 5 - 8 times stronger than vitamin E and stronger than vitamin C.
- Research has found it has cancer fighting properties.
- Relieves Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Shown to assist in the prevention of many types of cancers.
- Anti-parasitic and anti-bacterial properties.
- Protects against Alzheimer's Disease
- The list goes on and on!
Believe me, I could have added much more to the list. Do the research and you will understand what I mean.
Below is the recipe for Golden Milk with the above video. I made a cup just now and added Soma to it... delicious. I think it will make a suitable nightcap as I settle down at the end of my day. I also added Udo's Oil which was suggested in the video. Feel free to use any type of milk you choose. I actually used an organic coconut/rice milk combination, sweetened with a dab of organic maple syrup. Loved it.
Take 1/4 cup turmeric powder, mix with 1/2 cup pure water and simmer over medium-high heat for at least 7 minutes, stirring constantly. You will notice a thick paste form. If it gets too dry while cooking you can add additional water. Once cooled, put into a glass jar and put in fridge. This is good for up to one month.
Add 1 tsp. to 1 cup. hot milk (cow, goat, soy, rice, almond, or any combination), maple syrup or honey to taste and 1/2 tsp. of almond or sesame oil. Gently heat and stir.
I hope you enjoy this recipe. If you try it out, feel free to share your experiences with me in the comment section ♥