For many centuries the Asian traditional medicine and cuisines have been using the turmeric, due to its powerful properties, which makes it one of the most beneficial and used spices on Earth. It is also believed that when Jesus was born, the wise men brought the “golden” spice to him, and that was turmeric, and it is believed that people have been using it even before that time.
It is very powerful because of the healthy compounds that are contained in it, it is filled with strong antiviral, anti-fungal, anti-mutagenic, anti-carcinogenic, antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties!
Also the turmeric spice is full of proteins, iron, niacin, calcium, zinc, copper, potassium, magnesium, dietary fiber, niacin, vitamin K and vitamin E.
More than 7,000 studies have proven the same, that the turmeric contains miraculous properties, and here are a few of the most important health benefits of the golden spice:
You can easily treat wounds, soothe skin issues such as psoriasis, and treat burns due to its strong anti-viral and antiseptic properties.
Protect Our Liver
The function of our liver is improved with the consumption of turmeric, because it is detoxifying our body, therefore boosting its function.
Since the spice is a rich source of lipopolysaccharides, that contain one of the most powerful anti-fungal, anti-viral and antibacterial properties, it is boosting our immune system and is protecting us from thousands of diseases.
Body Weight Control
The main component in the dietary fat -- the bile, is broken down with the consumption of turmeric, therefore it makes you feel satiety and it regulates your weight.
Prevents from Alzheimer’s Disease
The properties of the turmeric are vital for the healthy oxygen and blood flow in our body, therefore it is able to decrease the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, since it is improving the blood flow in our brain.
Improves Heart Health
Since the turmeric is able to break down fats easily, it means that it can lower the cholesterol, therefore it is decreasing the risk of any heart disease.
The turmeric contains one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory properties, therefore it is able to treat osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and joint pain.
Cumin is the active ingredient inside the turmeric, this ingredient is a rich source of antioxidants that are able to treat depression.
Top 7 Turmeric Recipes to Provide Maximum Benefits
1. Turmeric Soup
- 4 cups organic bone or veggie broth
- A knuckle of grated/chopped turmeric
Put the water on heat, when it starts to boil add the turmeric and the broth inside, let them simmer for about 15 minutes or so, and then strain the mixture. Sprinkle some black pepper and consume the mixture.
2. Turmeric Juice
- 1/2 lemon
- A teaspoon of turmeric powder or 1/2 an inch of turmeric root
- Sea Salt
Squeeze the juice out of the lemon and then add the sea salt and turmeric into the juice. Put the mixture in a glass, stir a little bit and consume it.
3. Turmeric Kefir
- A cup of fresh ginger
- A cup of rapadura or organic sugar
- 1/3 cup of dried whole root or a cup of fresh turmeric root
- A gallon of spring or filtered water
- 1/2 cup of Water Kefir Grains
Get the turmeric and ginger and peel them both, then use a knife to chop them roughly. Put the water on heat and when it starts to boil, then you may add the turmeric and the ginger and lower the heat. Use something to cover the pot and let the ginger and turmeric to boil for 1 hour. Remove them from heat and put them in the fridge to cool down.
Once the mixture is cold, you can strain it and store it in a large jar or container. You can also add organic sugar or rapadura to sweeten it, and stir for a while. At last you may add the kefir greens, then cover the mixture with a dish, with a towel and leave it from 3 to 5 days.
When the mixture becomes a little bit tangy, sour and it gets kind of fizzy it is ready for consumption!
4. Turmeric Tea
- A cup of hot water
- Raw honey
- 1 lime squeeze (Boosts the turmeric’s bioavailability)
- A dash of black pepper
- 1/2 a teaspoon of fresh and grated turmeric
Put the water on heat, and when it starts to boil add the turmeric inside. Let it simmer for about 5 minutes. Then strain the mixture and add the honey to sweeten it, the rest of the ingredients should be added as well, and the tea should be served after 10 minutes.
5. Turmeric Scramble
Make some omelet for breakfast, but this time just add a some turmeric inside to boost the positive effects of the meal.
6. Golden Milk
Simply add a spoon of turmeric powder in your warm cup of milk, or prepare the following recipe below.
- 1/4 cup of water
- A cup of almond or coconut milk
- Dash of clove
- 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla
- Dash of cinnamon
- Dash of cardamom
- 1/4 teaspoon of fresh grated ginger or ginger powder
- A teaspoon of fresh grated turmeric or turmeric powder
- 2 teaspoons of raw honey
Mix all of the ingredients in one pot, and let it simmer for a few minutes. Then you can remove it from the heat and enjoy it!
7. Turmeric Smoothies
Also the turmeric can be included into almost any smoothie you prepare, or if you like prepare the one below.
- 2 tablespoons of coconut flakes
- A teaspoon of hemp seed hearts
- 1 and 1/2 cups of frozen mango or pineapple
- 1/2 almond or coconut milk
- A teaspoon of maca root
- A teaspoon of fresh turmeric or turmeric powder
- A dash of black pepper
Get the ingredients and put all of them in the blender. Blend until the mixture becomes homogeneous. Enjoy the smoothie!