Historically, turmeric, in the past was known as,“turmeric gold” because it was brought by the wise men to the baby Jesus. For hundreds of years was also a part of Ayurvedic medicine. This spice is with blood cleansing properties, and therefore was even used by kings when they were poisoned by their enemies.As a result of this, Western Medicine started to use this spice as a medicine.
Namely, last year 42,000 new toxins appeared in our environment, included in the air, water, foods, everyday products, cleaning products, and cosmetics. Most of these new toxins are health wise harmful. They can distort the endocrine system thus provoking damage to kidneys, liver, and heart. Therefore, we should avoid all chemicals if we want to preserve our overall health, and also start to use natural remedies.
Turmeric Health Benefits
However, if we want to maintain our health, we have to start to live a healthy life and consume balanced diet. We can start by consuming turmeric regularly as its properties are really incredible, such as:
Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Antibacterial, Antiviral, Antiulcer, Anti-tumor, Anti-inflammatory, Antiallergenic, Bactericide, Cancer preventive, Fungicide, Herbicide, and Fungicide.
Why regular use of turmeric?
Soothes Inflammation – due to its strong anti-inflammatory properties. Therefore, turmeric is remarkably beneficial as inflammation is number one cause for many illnesses.
Enhances Mental Health – due to its potent neuroprotective properties, can be used as a treatment to the following conditions: depression, tardive dyskinesia, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s and many other neurodegenerative disorders.
Boosts Gut Health–turmeric is really helpful when gut health is concerned. Moreover, healthy gut is really important for our body system as 95 percent of the serotonin and other crucial hormones are in the gut.
Seven Turmeric Everyday Uses
Turmeric Juice Shot
1/2 inch of Turmeric root or 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
Half a lemon
Instructions: It is quite easy, mix lemon and turmeric, and at the end add the salt. Now is ready and you can consume it!
Golden Milk – There two ways to prepare a quick and slow one. First the quick one, just mix 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder and warm coconut milk. However, if you have more time do the “slow” one:
1/4 cup of water
one cup of Almond or coconut milk
1/4 teaspoon fresh grated or ginger powder
1 teaspoon fresh grated or turmeric powder
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
a dash of clove
a dash of cinnamon
a dash of cardamom
two teaspoons of raw honey
Instructions:All you have to do is to simmer all ingredients just for one minute.
Turmeric Kefir – Only add one teaspoon of turmeric into your kefir.
1 and ½ cup of frozen mango or pineapple
2 tablespoons of coconut flakes
½ Almond milk or coconut milk
1 teaspoon hemp seed hearts
1 teaspoon maca root
1 teaspoon fresh or powdered turmeric
a dash of black pepper
Use a blender and put all ingredients in it, blend until the mixture is homogenous.
Turmeric Tea – There are two ways of preparing this tea. First one, chop the turmeric and put it in a tea maker. Here below is the second one:
1 cup of hot water
1/2 teaspoon fresh grated turmeric Raw honey
First boil the water, then include the turmeric and simmer it for 5 minutes. After that, strain it and add the other ingredients. Your turmeric tea is ready!
Turmeric Scrambled Eggs – Also quite simple, sprinkle turmeric on your eggs.
1 knuckle of chopped or grated turmeric
4 cups of organic bone broth or veggie
Instructions: Put the 4 cups of broth and turmeric in a pot. Simmer it for 15 minutes, and strain it. At the end, you can add some black pepper.