The bright-yellow herbaceous perennial known as turmeric, originally from South India, has the world enamoured with its various health benefits. Lately, it’s been hailed for its ability to help with diseases. Many scholars have often referred to this spice as the herbal powerhouse for health.
The qualities of turmeric, in Ayurvedic terms, are light, dry, and it has a slightly bitter taste. However, when used in cooking, this magic ingredient makes basic meals oh-so-interesting! It’s also anti-inflammatory, a blood tonic and a carminative (relieves gas). It promotes ovulation in women, is great for the skin, and is antibacterial, antifungal, and antimicrobial. It’s also a blood detoxifier and a pain-killer that speeds up the healing of wounds.
You can easily find turmeric in the spice aisle at your local grocer, or in the supplement section at your local pharmacy. The best way to reap the long-term benefits of this miracle herb (unless you’re directed by a medical professional to take a medicinal dose) is to consume it every day in foods or beverages.
Below are a few great ways for you to consume turmeric and relish it too:
Golden milk (known more recently as a turmeric latte) is turmeric and other spices heated with warm milk, generally a dairy free milk. Although a stovetop is the traditional way to make this tasty drink, you can cheat and add water from a tea kettle to your spices and finish with a little coconut milk.
Taali’s Tangy Turmeric
A powerful, delicious fix for your diet. Taali’s Tangy Turmeric pops will be your go-to on any given day. These heavenly pops are guilt-free and their flavour is complemented by the natural health benefits of turmeric, making them both tasty and healthy.
The spice has been used for its medicinal, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties for thousands of years. Turmeric tea is one popular form of consuming turmeric. It has a unique but subtle flavor.
Looking for ways to shake up your basic hummus? Add a little turmeric to your hummus recipe, or add it to store-bought hummus.
If you are a fan of lemonades, you can make a turmeric lemonade with 1/2 tsp lemon juice, 1/4 tsp turmeric, stevia or monk fruit sweetener and water or seltzer.
Go on, jump aboard the turmeric train and gear up to reap its many benefits!