Golden Goddess - Turmeric
Turmeric plays a massive role in my life. I use it almost every day.
Since I was a teenager I've used turmeric to heal myself naturally. In my teens, I used it a lot for colds and flu because I got sick.. a lot!
I've mentioned before that I suffered with colds and upper respiratory issues every other month during my teens and early 20's.
It got to the point where I was on antibiotics several times a year.
Turmeric is a staple spice in Indian cooking, I was always told it had healing properties. I started making turmeric milk a lot with a little local, organic honey. Back then, I drank whole milk and made turmeric milk regularly. I don't make it as much now but I add turmeric to everything.. and I mean everything! It adds a gorgeous golden color to your food as well as being so good for your body.
From "eggy bread" to curries to stir-fry to eggs to broth to smoothies.. I even add it to my bath for the ultimate skin healing experience.
So what is it about turmeric that makes it so popular you ask?
Turmeric contains a compound called Curcumin. This is the golden goddess itself. Curcumin is said to be an anti-inflammatory. Turmeric is effective at combating body aches and pains, enhancing blood circulation, boosting the immune system as well as inhibiting tumors and cysts. It is said that curcumin is better absorbed and effective if you match it up with black pepper.
I love organic chicken broth with a pinch of sea salt, black pepper and turmeric, I always add a little more turmeric if i'm sick. Turmeric is quite mild in flavor, due to it's amazing healing properties, I add a teaspoon or so into my savory dishes just to get some into my diet.
Turmeric is great for skin conditions such as rashes and sun burn so I sometimes add some into my bath with 1/2 cup milk and a teaspoon of coconut oil. I always feel super goddess like after this nourishing skin bath. Please remember that turmeric stains so be sure to wash the turmeric off well. It stains my bath sometimes but comes off with bleach cleaner.
Turmeric is a versatile spice that can be added to marinades, sauces, dry rubs, teas, face masks. I recommend it wholeheartedly.
These days, you can get turmeric in different kinds of forms. You can buy the whole root which looks like mini ginger.. Turmeric is from the ginger family. It has the most magnificent orange glow on the inside.. so beautiful. You can get the ground spice itself which is most popular, in capsule form, in smoothie form. You can even get turmeric latte's at your local coffee shops these days. Turmeric is an amazing super-food and i am so grateful to have access to one of mother natures finest spices.