In India, Turmeric plays a major role in every individual's daily diet. It has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb.
Recently, various studies have proven what Indians have known for a long time — it really does contain compounds with medicinal properties. These compounds are called curcuminoids, the most important of which is curcumin.
Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant. Unfortunately, curcumin is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream. It helps to consume black pepper with it, which contains piperine, a natural substance that enhances the absorption of curcumin by 2,000%
Always its best to combine turmeric and pepper in order to increase their effectiveness.
1. Golden Honey Paste
Combine all of these ingredients and consume it to reduce allergies and cold.
The raw, local honey has pollens mixed in it that landed on the bee's coat when it made the honey, so it helps desensitize you to local allergens. The turmeric is a natural, anti-inflammatory to quell the swelling of sinuses, and black pepper helps move the turmeric through the bloodstream to where it needs to go.
2. Turmeric - Ginger Lemon Tea
Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant that has been known to aid digestion and relieve nausea. Lemon is naturally detoxifying and alkalizing in the body, aids in healthy bowel movements, and boasts plenty of Vitamin C, which boosts the immune system.
- 1 pinch of crushed Kerala TGSEB/ Tellichery Black pepper
Directions:Bring water to a boil in a saucepan. Remove from heat, once its warm add the ingredients. Strain and serve.
3. Warm Spiced Turmeric Milk (Golden Milk)
Golden milk is easy to make at home. For a single serving of golden milk or about one cup, simply follow this recipe:-
* 1/2 cup (120ml) of an unsweetened milk of your choice
* 1 tsp of organic curcumin turmeric powder
* 1 small piece of grated fresh ginger or 1/2 tsp of ginger powder
* 1/2 tsp of cinnamon powder (optional)
* 1 pinch of crushed Kerala TGSEB/ Tellichery Black pepper
* 1 tsp of raw wild honey (if you prefer it sweet)
To make the golden milk, simply mix all ingredients except raw wild honey in a small saucepan or pot and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes or until fragrant and flavorful. Strain the drink through a fine strainer into the mugs and add raw wild honey.
What's your favorite way to enjoy Turmeric?