image.jpegTURMERIC is one of the most frequently mentioned medicinal homeopathic remedies. That says a lots since most of us already are familiar with so many medicinal herbs and spices  like garlic, cinnamon, ginger and so on. Turmeric is an anti inflammatory powerhouse and debatably the most powerful homeopathic medicine on the planet. With that said, I know many of you will differ but some of us believe this to be true. In any case we can all agree that turmeric offers highly effective natural remedies to so many people.  At least among those of us dabbling in the world of alternative medicine.   

Most of the studies surrounding turmeric specifically address curcumin, the main ingredient of turmeric. However it’s not absorded all that great into the body on its own. Pepper can help the body absorded it better. Sort of like how vitamin D assists calcium absorption. Some people swallow peppercorns if they take a supplement.  

Turmeric is known to relive inflammation, increase the bodies antioxidant capabilities and is great for preventing heart disease.  It can also boost brain power, ward off Alzheimer’s, prevent cancer and treats arthritis. It’s a superstar in my life. Having a husband with major heart complication and rheumatoid arthritis along with a daughter afflicted with soriactic arthritis it’s an understatement to say we use it. I brew it, put it in soups, use it in recipes like curry and give curcumin to my family as a supplement. 

Suzanne Somer’s Curcumin  image

 

Dr. Axe Turmeric tea recipe  , click on the link for a quick and easy video. 

Turmeric Tea Recipe
Total Time: 5 minutes/serves: 2
INGREDIENTS:

1 cup coconut milk
1 cup water
1 tbsp ghee
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp Turmeric (powder or grated root)

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DIRECTIONS:

Pour coconut milk and water into the saucepan and warm for 2 minutes
Add in butter, raw honey and turmeric powder for another 2 minutes
Stir and pour into glasses.

I add some cracked pepper or a pinch of cayenne pepper for that added absorbing benefit. Oh, and use Raw Sugar (Turbinado/Rapidura/Demerara) for a low FODMAP diet version. 

Most of us get our turmeric from curry recipes but I also love adding turmeric to many of my old staples. Add some into your favorite risotto dish to make it golden and delicious . image image

Why stop there, go turmeric wild with this energizing radiant face mask from Kiehls, remember all those antioxidant  properties. It does a body good inside and out.

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