Belonging to the ginger family, turmeric, botanical name curcuma longa, has been used in East India and the Middle East for thousands of years. Today, it is one of the most revered

Turmeric and turmeric powder

spices in the world.Holistic healers all over the world prize it for its medicinal properties, while research continues to uncover its plethora of health benefits, including its ability to lower cholesterol fight infections, some cancers, reduce inflammation and

treat digestive problems.
1: Brew Turmeric Tea

Bring 1 cup of water to
a boil and then stir in
¼ teaspoon of ground
turmeric or freshly-
grated turmeric. Let
the mix simmer for
10 minutes, then
strain before drinking.
You can add in fresh
lemon juice and honey
to make this tea even
more of a medicinal
2: Stir up a Curry Powder
When you cook with
turmeric, mix in some
black pepper and oil to
increase the bioavailability
of the circumin, which is
the principal curcuminoid
of turmeric.
Make a curry powder by
mixing 8 parts ground
coriander, 4 parts ground
cumin and 1 part each of
turmeric and cayenne or
Great in soups and stews
or vegetables stir-fries,
you can put the powder
in a glass jar and store
in your cupboard for up to 6
3: Blend in a Smoothie
The slightly pungent
flavor of turmeric
is easily masked in
smoothies, so go
ahead and sprinkle
in a pinch of the
ground spice, or
fresh turmeric root
if you have it on
hand. Dissolving the
turmeric in warm
coconut oil before
blending it in
will increase the
4: Season Roasted Veggies
Whether diced potatoes, cauliflower or Brussels sprouts
are on the menu, turmeric can serve as an added touch
of overall goodness to your palate and your health.
Simply toss fresh vegetables with a dash of olive oil and
turmeric and roast at 400 degrees for 30-40 minutes.
5: Fortify Your Soups

Soups are great both
in sickness and in
health, but if you’re
feeling under the
weather and a hot
bowl of goodness is
calling your name,
try adding a few
dashes of turmeric
to enhance the color
of the broth and help
you to fight off a cold.
6:Mix Into Your Salad
Top off your salad with a
pinch of turmeric without
ruining the taste, or make
a quick salad dressing.
Just whisk together ½ tsp
ground turmeric, 2 tsp
miso paste, 2 tsp apple
cider vinegar, 1 tbls olive
oil, 1 tbls raw honey and
the juice from ½ a lemon.
A refreshing, zesty and
healthful dressing made in
mere minutes, you might
find yourself avoiding the
store-bought stuff at all
7: Drink Golden Milk:
An ancient Ayurvedic recipe,
golden milk can be made a
variety of ways, but most are
made with coconut milk.
Blending turmeric in with
coconut milk creates a
soothing, creamy base and
so many health benefits. To
make it, gently heat 2 cups
of milk with 1 teaspoon of
golden paste in a stainless
steel pot. Be sure not to let
the mixture come to a boil.
You can also add in other
spices for sweetness and
added health benefits like
cinnamon, ginger or honey.