Turmeric has been touted as a wonder herb and used in Indian and Chinese Traditional Medicine for centuries - and for good reason! Turmeric has significant anti-inflammatory properties. It is known to be beneficial to the inner organs, the spine, and the joints. It also purifies the blood and promotes general good health.
Check out this Golden Milk recipe from Yogi Bhajan for a tasty and easy way to prepare turmeric.
1/8 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 cup water
250mL milk – (to make dairy free you can use Almond milk or Soy Milk)
2 tablespoons raw almond oil
Honey to taste
1 cardamom pod (optional)
Simmer turmeric in water until it forms a nice paste. Suggested cooking time is 8 minutes, you can add more water as necessary. Meanwhile, bring milk to a boil with the almond oil. As soon as it boils, remove from heat. Combine the two mixtures using a blender if desired. Add honey to taste. The cardamom may be cooked with the turmeric for added flavor.
Here’s an interesting fact about turmeric that you might not know… Studies have shown that its anti-inflammatory effects are comparable to that of common over the counter drugs like Ibuprofen.