Turmeric powder – with added Piperine for extra benefits (250ml)
Benefits: anti-inflammatory* / anti-depression / cholesterol / detoxifier / hair, nails and skin health / pain / weight management
* Important as inflammation is often at the root of most diseases (together with parasite infestations)*
5 to 8 Times stronger than vitamin E and stronger than vitamin C, this antioxidant breakthrough may help boost your immunity, maintain normal cholesterol levels, and put the brakes on ageing? says Dr. Joseph Mercola
Turmeric has been identified as containing health-boosting benefits
There are more than 300 antioxidant compounds in turmeric, curcumin being the most known and most studied. IN order to realize benefits from turmeric drinks, it is recommended that it be consumed daily. Turmeric juice or tea* is said to provide a natural energy boost, help with post-workout recovery and for inflammation. Turmeric drinks are bio-available and absorb quicker in the body than a capsule or food
*Turmeric Tea recipe
honey or agave and lemon slices, to serve
Further information: When piperine was added to turmeric as with this product, bioavailability and absorption levels improve dramatically
The only problem with adding turmeric powder to smoothies is the sharp flavor of turmeric, especially if you are adding more than a few pinches. Some people don’t mind the flavor, but if it is keeping you from making turmeric smoothies, the best solution is to boil the milk with turmeric powder for a few minutes to cut the sharpness, let it cool, and then make the smoothie. During the summer, when the mangoes are in season, you can substitute mangoes for the bananas and make a mango turmeric smoothie. In fact, you can substitute bananas with any one of your favorite fruits. Regular consumption of this turmeric smoothie may help purify your blood and keep your digestion in peak order
Turmeric Smoothie Ingredients
- 1 cup of whole milk (or coconut milk) : 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder : 1 ripe banana (or favorite fruit) : 6 almonds : Honey, to taste : 1/4 teaspoon vanilla : 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder (optional)
Soak almonds in water for a few hours and remove the skin
- Boil the milk along with turmeric powder for a few minutes and let it cool. You can also use the turmeric powder directly
- In a blender, first blend the blanched almonds along with little bit of the cooled milk until you get a smooth paste. Add in the ripe banana, honey, cinnamon powder, the rest of the milk, and vanilla. Blend until you get a smooth mixture. Enjoy!
Regular consumption of this turmeric smoothie may help purify your blood and keep your digestion in peak order
Proven and tested. We take the freedom of movement for granted until it becomes limited. The cause of this for many people comes in the form of arthritis or the inflammation of one or more of your joints. There are two main kinds, osteo and rheumatoid, both of which affect the joint in different ways. Osteoarthritis is when the cartilage between bones wears down, until bone grates on bone. Rheumatoid is little less straightforward, being caused by an autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation of the synovial membrane (a soft tissue that protects joints in the body) and that can lead to bone loss. Whichever you experience, there are natural remedies for arthritis to manage the pain and ease the symptoms.
Turmeric & Ginger Tea
Turmeric and ginger are both anti-inflammatories. Turmeric’s active ingredient, curcumin, is a powerful antioxidant. In addition, it lowers the levels of 2 enzymes responsible for causing inflammation (which is what we’re often fighting with arthritis.) You can take these in a capsule form or make a nice spicy tea to enjoy daily
2 cups of water: 1/2 teaspoon ground or freshly grated ginger: 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric: natural sweetener to taste
Bring 2 cups of water to a boil, and had ½ teaspoon each ground ginger and ground turmeric. Reduce to a simmer and let it be for 10-15 minutes. Strain, add honey to taste and enjoy twice daily. This yields 2 servings
Curcumin Protects Against Certain Liver Diseases as is evident from various studies. For example, a Mexican study showed that curcumin helps prevent acute liver damage
Curcumin assists with weight loss and reduce the incidence of obesity-related diseases. The inflammation associated with obesity is due in part to the presence of immune cells called macrophages in fat tissues throughout the body. These cells produce cytokines that can cause inflammation in organs such as the heart, and islets of the pancreas, while also increasing insulin resistance in muscle and liver
Researchers found that curcumin treatment was safe for rheumatoid arthritis. Treating sprains and inflammation with a pinch of turmeric powder, lime and salt is an age-old home remedy practiced throughout India
Turmeric powder is an effective home remedy for chronic cough, cold and throat irritations.
Alzheimer’s is a neurodegenerative condition characterized by progressive cognitive deterioration together with declining activities of daily living and behavioral changes. Various effects of curcumin help to improve overall memory in Alzheimer patients
Side Effects of Turmeric
Turmeric is safe and without side effects when used optimally. People with turmeric sensitivity may experience a mild stomach upset or diarrhea.
Caution for pregnancy: Use turmeric with caution if you are pregnant– seek professional advice first.