Turmeric – probably the most powerful healing herb on our planet!
Turmeric comes from the curcuma longa plant and is part of the ginger family. It has beautiful orange colour and warm, bitter taste. Turmeric has been used in Asian food for thousands of years, the main spice in curry. It has so many healing properties that we can almost say that turmeric is good for everything; such a powerful plant! Potent anti-inflammatory, powerful antioxidant and antiseptic, immunity booster, just to mention a few, but the list goes on!
Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. The majority of studies on turmeric refer mostly to the benefits of curcumin, not the whole plant of turmeric. To be able fully benefit from turmeric, we need to add black pepper to help curcumin make its way to our bloodstream; ginger and cayenne pepper is good too. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant. And of course consume raw as this is the best way to keep all the goodness that turmeric provides you with!
Turmeric has been used widely in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb. We can adapt this powerful and versatile plant in our every day eating: porridge, pates, sauces, smoothies, raw soups, milk, etc; you can also use it as cosmetics and dye.
Turmeric Milk is one of the best ways to include turmeric and load your body with its remarkable health benefits. This wonderful nutritious night time drink is very relaxing and soothing, helping with digesting and keeping your gut healthy, it prepares you to have a good, deep and relaxing sleep. Make your ritual to have this extremely nutritious drink every evening and let your body and brain benefit fully from this powerful plant!
Handful of Hazelnuts or Almonds soaked overnight to make your own milk or use 0.5l ready coconut milk or milk of your choice, 1 tsp Turmeric, 1 tsp Cinnamon, Pinch of Black pepper and Cayenne pepper, Small piece of fresh Ginger, 1 or 2 Dates to add some sweetness if necessary, 1 tsp Coconut Oil (optional).
Drain the soaked hazelnuts or almonds and blend with 0.5 l pure warm water. Strain through a strainer or a nut milk bag to separate the skin. Pour the milk back into the blender and add all ingredients, you might need to add some hot water, and blend on high. If you used ready milk, blend all ingredients in a high speed blender, pour into a small sauce pan and heat for a few minutes until warm but not hot; do not boil!! Top up with some cinnamon and serve immediately!
Keep your Body Temple as happy & healthy as possible! Look after it with respect, you are not a Body, you have a Body, and it needs to serve you well for your entire life journey!
I wish you a Happy & Healthy New Year, filled with love, freedom and abundance!