The Turmeric is one of the best spices of all time, there are countless times in which it has proven its worth, it was included in more than 7,000 studies all around the world. Besides that this spice is giving every dish a delightful taste, it also contains countless benefits and health properties, and we are going to discuss them in this article below.
If you are familiar with the legend of the night when Jesus was born, the wise men from East that visited him, brought him a lot of presents, including frankincense, gold and myrrh. But going through the old writings, the gold that is mentioned it seems like it was turmeric, the spice that provided miraculous effects, and it was worthy as gold.
Besides that the Turmeric is mentioned in the Holy Bible, this spice was used in the Ayurvedic medicine for a long time. Also 2,000 years ago this spice was used by the ancient Chinese people.
Besides the nice taste and flavor it gives to the dishes, the Turmeric is also able to cleanse our blood from toxins. Many years ago when someone got poisoned from something, all of the doctors back then, used to give the patients only Turmeric, because that was the only way they could cure themselves from the poisoning.
Also the Western Medicine took longer to understand the true benefits of this spice, even though that this spice has been used all around the world for thousands of years, due to its health benefits.
In the past 30 years, the U.S citizens have all learned about these amazing health benefits of the Turmeric. Like we said, there are more than 7,000 studies on the Turmeric, all around the world, and its health benefits were proven in each one of them.
42,000 new toxins were revealed back in 2014 that were not familiar to the world before. And this fact is quite shocking. But from where do these chemicals come from all the time?
Well mostly they are around us, in the air we breathe, in the cosmetics we use, in the shampoos, in the water we drink, in the toothpaste, in the air fresheners and mostly in the processed food we eat. Maybe some of the chemicals are harmless to us, but 90% of them are responsible for our endocrine system’s disruption.
The endocrine system is the one that is responsible for our hormone emitting through out our whole body, and through our blood.
Many of these chemicals have the ability to interfere with our primary organs functions, including our kidneys, liver and heart, which are the most important things for our overall health.
There are numerous ways that could be found in order to avoid these harmful toxins and chemicals, but also we are not able to get rid of them completely. Therefore it is of high importance to know how you can cleanse your blood from any harmful toxins it contains. Which is the main reason why Mother Nature has given us foods that are able to do just the right thing.
The Incredible Benefits of Turmeric
Many people are worried about their health and the health of their close relatives or their friends. But even though that the medicine is very sophisticated, there are still some diseases and issues that cannot be cured or relieved from. But we have some good news for you too, making some changes in the way we live and consuming whole foods can improve our overall health.
In the book “Turmeric: The Ayurvedic Spice of Life” written by Prashanti De Heger and David Frawley, we can find out about the numerous distinct components that are contained in the turmeric.
So if we go by the book, the turmeric was proven to be: anti-inflammatory, bactericide, anti-tumor, antiallergenic, cancer preventive, herbicide, antispasmodic, antiseptic, antibacterial, fungicide, insectifuge, etc.
People who are not using it or don’t prescribe it, they still haven’t understood and haven’t realized about the true powers of the turmeric. For people who are constantly tired or are working all the time, the consumption of turmeric is highly needed, because it reduces and calms inflammation.
Dr. Mercola told in his report that, the turmeric is a very powerful spice, and it is commonly used in the Chinese and Indian medicine for many centuries. The active compound in the turmeric is called curcumin, which seem to be one of the most important pharmacological agents that is used in medicine which are treating inflammation.
But there is another advantage for this agent, it provides no side effects and it doesn’t produce toxins such as the other prescribed synthetic drugs. The synthetic drugs are able to provide an ulcer formation, decreased white blood cell count and internal bleeding.
Also the turmeric is a spice that has the ability to boost our mental health as well. To improve your mental focus and your clarity, consume turmeric on daily basis.
According to the many studies, the turmeric has the ability to treat many diseases due to its neuroprotective benefits, and it is able to prevent or treat tardive dyskinesia, depression, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, etc.
For people who are intolerant, the turmeric is the right solution. Because if you mix the turmeric with some goat kefir, you will be able to clean and heal your gut, also the unpleasant and annoying symptoms will disappear.
A healthy mood is only accomplished with a healthy gut. You do not know why? One of the most important things that stabilize our mood and the most significant boosting is in our gut, in fact 95% of the serotonin is located in our gut. Therefore, you need to take care of your gut and keep it in good shape if you want to feel better and elevate your mood.
How to Use Turmeric on a Daily Basis
Below there are some ways which will help you to include this incredible and miraculous spice into your everyday diet.
1. Turmeric Tea
The turmeric tea is very beneficial and healthy, all you want to do is just put some turmeric inside your tea. But we also give you a recipe for a homemade turmeric tea.
- A cup of hot water
- A little bit of salt
- Some lime juice
- Raw honey
- And half a teaspoon of freshly shred turmeric
Put the water on heat, let it start to boil, and when it does add the turmeric inside and let it in for 5 minutes. Then remove the cup from heat and strain it. Then add the other ingredients afterwards in the tea, mix for a while and then drink it.
2. Turmeric Juice Shot
- Half of a lemon
- Sea salt
- Half an inch of a turmeric root
The juice shot is very easy to prepare, and all you have to do is, squeeze the lemon, mix it with sea salt and turmeric, and there you have it, the turmeric juice shot. Instead of squeezing the lemon, simply put it in the blender and then add the turmeric.
3. Turmeric Scrable
This is the most simple recipe, when you have eggs in the morning, simply throw some ginger inside it.
4. Turmeric Soup
- A knuckle of shredded or chopped turmeric
- Four cups of vegetables or some organic bone broth
Put the broth and the turmeric to boil for 15 minutes. Get all of the chunks out of there, add some black pepper instead and enjoy the delicious soup.
If you love smoothies, try adding some turmeric to them. Or follow the next recipe and make a turmeric smoothie by yourself.
- Some black pepper
- A teaspoon of maca roots
- A teaspoon of hemp seed hearts
- A teaspoon of turmeric powder (or simply go with fresh)
- Half a cup of coco or almond milk
- 2 tablespoons of coconut flakes
- 1 and 1/2 of cups of frozen pineapple or mango
Just like you make a regular smoothie, add all of the ingredients in the blender, blend them and then enjoy its tasty and rich flavor, and also enjoy your health benefits that this smoothie provides.
6. Golden Milk
Are you in a rush all the time? Simply grab a cup of warm milk, throw some turmeric inside and drink it. Or simply follow this recipe below.
- 2 teaspoons of honey
- Some Cinnamon, Cardamom and Clove
- 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon of ginger powder
- 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
- 1/4 cup of water
- 1 cup of coco or almond milk
The preparation method for this recipe is very simple, put all of the ingredients in boiling water for a while and then consume them.
7. Turmeric Kefir
One of the best ways to use turmeric is to add a small teaspoon of turmeric powder to your kefir, then you can enjoy the rich taste of it!
As you saw, there are numerous ways to use turmeric, besides these recipes are not the only one, and also if you find some recipes a side from these, just share them with us.