There’s lots of whispers out there of turmeric preventing and/or assisting some serious ailments, including Alzheimers, Arthritis, Cancer, Liver Disease etc, however for those of us who are otherwise healthy, turmeric can be used liberally in our daily diets. NB: Not to be used by those with Gall Stones or Blocked Bile Duct.
It is not toxic, even in high doses. You don’t need to save your turmeric for curry, it is a really easy spice to use and lends not only beautiful colour but a pleasing taste as well. Sprinkle it on everything from scrambled eggs to sauteed veggies or make up a tea as below.
TURMERIC TEA RECIPE
2 tablespoons Turmeric, 1/4 Cup Water, 1 Cup Soy/Almond/Oat etc milk, 1 teaspoon Almond Oil, liquid sweetener to taste (Rice Malt Syrup, Maple Syrup etc)
Preparation: Stir together the Turmeric and Water in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer and allow to cook, stirring, until a thick paste is formed. Store the paste in screw-top jar.
Making: Use 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of this Tumeric Paste for each cup of tea serving. Place the paste, chosen milk, almond oil and sweetener in saucepan and reduce heat to low. Slowly bring to boil, remove from heat, whisk briskly (or blend if you prefer a frothier drink).
10 HEALTH POTENTIALS OF TURMERIC
1. Promotes healthy skin.
2. Provides immune system support.
3. Aids skeletal system and joint health.
4. Encourages healthy liver function.
5. Helps maintain healthy cells and supports against free radicals.
6. Aids the digestive system.
7. Supports a healthy blood and circulatory system.
8. Assists the nervous system response to stress.
9. Promotes a healthy female reproductive system.
10. Helps maintain blood sugar levels.