Do you know why people use Turmeric ?
As per various scientific studies Turmeric has given benefits : • Boosts Immune System • Fights Against Cancer • Helps Prevents Alzheimer’s • Reduces Stress • Anti-Depressant• Anti-inflammatory• Decreases Risk of Heart Disease • Antioxidant • Age Reversing
Turmeric has been used in India as a spice for over 5000 years . Turmeric is the root of Curcuma longa plant . Turmeric contains curcumin, a substance with over 100 pharmacological actions, including powerful antioxidant and antiinflammatory properties. For best absorption it’s important to take turmeric or curcumin with black pepper, or for it to be combined with fats , that is why in India people use Turmeric with Milk .
Turmeric can be used externally and internally both .
Here are the dosage the you can consume
- 1/2 – 1 tsp dried turmeric root powder , use certified organic Turmeric
- Curmucin – 250 mg ( dosage can be altered as per the diseased condition)
Simple ways to add turmeric into your diet
- Add in vegetable soups
- Add in Vegetable pulao
- Add in Saute vegetables
- Add it to a smoothie
- Add to eggs
- Add it to roasted cauliflower
- Add it to your lentil soup
Here are some Interesting Turmeric Recipes :
1. Golden Milk Recipe
Ingredients: • 1 cup of organic whole milk (can be substituted with almond ) • 1 tsp Organic Ghee• ½ tsp of organic turmeric powder •1/4th tsp – Mixture of ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom powder • Small pinch of saffron • Raw honey to taste
Methos : 1. Warm the milk in a small pan , stir occasionally 2. Once warm, slowly add the ghee and spices while continuing to stir. Mix until there are no chunks and the powder has fully absorbed into the milk. 3. Blend all the ingredients in a blender . Serve Warm with honey .
Note : Do not cook honey in milk .
2.Turmeric Cinnamon Infusion
Water – 150 ml ( 1cup) Turmeric – 2 gms Cinnamon – 1 inch stick Black pepper – 3-4 crushed Honey – 1 tsp (Optional)
Bring water to a boil and simply add in the ingredients. Steep for 10-15 minutes.
3. Almond Turmeric Smoothie
1. Almonds milk (100 ml) 2. Banana – 1 3. Cinnamon – 1/2 tsp4. Honey 1 tsp
Method : Add all of the ingredients into the blender and blend for 30-45 seconds.
How to use Turmeric for skin
For Acne: Mix turmeric 1/2 tps powder with rose water. Apply a facial mask for 20 minutes and rinse with cold water .
Oily Skin: Add 1 tbsp of sandalwood powder, a pinch of turmeric and 2 tsp rose water . Apply for 15 minutes. Rinse with cold water .
For Aging : Mix equal portions of turmeric powder and besan with water. Apply evenly to the face. Let dry. Rinse off and scrub with cold water.
For Sunburn : Mix 1 tsp Turmeric powder + 1 tsp Aloe vera gel , apply on the affected area . keep it for 10 min then wash with cold water .