8 Ways With Turmeric

A wellness all-rounder, turmeric has been used for centuries to cure everything from liver problems to depression and acne, as a stomach settler, brain booster, an anti-inflammatory and more.

Though you’ll most likely eat some in your favourite spicy curry, this ancient health marvel (which happens to be a relative of ginger) is one of the healthiest ways to add flavour and colour to a wide variety of home-cooked meals.

Get The Gloss have rounded up eight ways to introduce turmeric to your diet with minimal fuss. Pop some in your morning juice to aid digestion and weight loss, or stir some into a hearty soup to boost your immunity to colds. With so many positive health attributes in one unassuming plant, no wonder the health set are saying that gold’s the new green.
 

1. A Super Smoothie
For a get up and go boost in the morning blend add turmeric to your usual smoothie. 

2. A Tasty Tincture
A preparation of alcohol & herb a cup - a simple shot that does the world of good. Simply mix 10-15 drops in a little water and take three times a day.

3. A Nourishing Cuppa
For the perfect pick-me-up brew, mix together: 1 dessert spoon of grated Turmeric, 0.5 grated unwaxed lemon skin, the juice of half a lemon and 1 dessert spoon of grated ginger. Place in a pot and let it steep for 10 minutes. Then add a little more hot water and a dash of honey to taste. Drink throughout the day. In Okinawa, Japan, they have the longest average life span of 81.2 years and they drink copious of turmeric tea a day.

4. A Sprain Soother
To aid injured joints try this Ayurvedic remedy – mix a teaspoon of powdered turmeric with a little high grade honey and rub on the sprain twice a day.

5. A Winter Warmer
Combine the following ingredients for a cup of gloriously exotic golden milk:200 ml of almond milk,0.5 teaspoon of powdered Turmeric,1 tsp almond oil and splash of honey.

Simply mix the Turmeric in a pan with the oil and honey until it forms a paste. Then add a little of the almond milk to dilute and heat gently. Finally add the rest of the almond milk and heat to just below boiling.

6. A Flu Fighter
Turmeric is a great home remedy for when a nasty bug strikes. Mix together: Take one-two tablespoons at the start of a cold and repeat every three hours.

7. A Wound Cleanser
Especially perfect for boils and abscesses, mix equal parts of turmeric & ginger powder together and combine with enough warm water to make a paste and apply to injured area. Cover with lint and a cloth and add heat such as a hot water bottle. Keep heat on the wound for five minutes and leave paste on for half an hour.

8. Delicious Dinners
Due to the mild and fragrant flavour, a dash of turmeric blends beautifully within dishes such as braised greens, scrambled eggs, roasted veg and rice. In particular, a pinch added to scrambled egg or a frittata is ideal for those new to turmeric, because the colour is familiar and the flavor subtle. Also add to curries and dahls for a comforting Friday supper.

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