Turmeric, that stuff that makes rice and curries, fingers and dish cloths yellow.
If you didn’t already know this is one of nature’s best natural anti-inflammatory ‘drugs’ or, herbs that heal.
Turmeric can help fight diseases, from arthritis to cancer, yep it’s pretty damn amazing stuff.
Some of the benefits include:
Anti-inflammatory (so works like a ibuprofen)
Boosts your immune system (goodbye January blues colds and sniffles)
Lowers cholesterol (goodbye post-Christmas over indulgence)
Natural antiseptic (can be rubbed directly onto wounds)
For the last couple of days I’ve been warding off a cold by drinking Turmeric Tea (which I usually drink to help with my knee injury recovery).
It’s so easy to make! – whilst in India I took an Ayurvedic ‘Herbs that Heal’ course and the recipe they used, which I now use, is thus:
Measure out how many cups of water you are making into a saucepan
Add a thumb sized piece of FRESH TURMERIC (you can use powder but the taste is so much better with fresh, I bought my last batch from Wholefoods)
Thumb sized piece of FRESH GINGER
Throw in a couple of black peppercorns (helps the turmeric absorb quicker)
Boil that lot up
Once boiled, strain (through a tea strainer or sieve) into your drinking vessel of choice
Add some fresh lemon, sliced and juice
Add a teaspoon of honey if you like it sweeter
Really, give it a try, it is wonderful and I only had that to drink yesterday, no pharmaceutical drugs and my cold was so much better after a couple of large glasses full!