THE BENEFITS OF TURMERIC

Turmeric is a member of the ginger family and is a key ingredient in most Curry dishes. “Turmeric is one of the most potent natural anti-inflammatories available,” says Dr. Randy J. Horwitz, the medical director of the Arizona Centre for Integrative Medicine and assistant professor of clinical medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Clinical studies have shown that curcumin in turmeric is a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals which cause the painful inflammation and damage to joints affected by arthritis.

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There are numerous recipes for the 'Golden paste'

This paste can be given to both animals and humans. There is no specific dose, but starting dose is recommended at 1/4 teaspoon daily which can be increased gradually.

150g of turmeric powder
250ml of water
1 ½ teaspoons of freshly ground black pepper
70ml cold pressed olive or coconut oil

Put the turmeric and water in a saucepan on a low heat.....keep stirring until it resembles a paste, this may take around 10 minutes. If the paste is too thick add some more water, if it is too runny, add some more turmeric. Once at the right consistency remove from heat and add the pepper and oil, stir well and allow to cool in a sterilised glass jar. The paste should keep for around 4 weeks in the fridge.

Note - once cooled it will thicken up

Anti Inflammatory paste

1/3 cup of unpasteurized honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 to 3 teaspoons of turmeric
1 teaspoon of cinnamon

Put all ingredients into the jar you will be storing it in, and stir until it becomes a paste. This doesnt need refrigeration, and can be added to yoghurts and smoothies

Golden Milk Drink

1/8 teaspoon. turmeric
½ cup water
1 cup milk
1-2 Tbsp. almond oil (optional)
honey and/or nutmeg to taste

Boil water and turmeric in small saucepan over medium-high heat for 8 minutes (the turmeric must be fully cooked). Meanwhile, bring the milk and almond oil to boiling point in a separate pan and remove from heat. Combine the two mixtures and add honey to taste.

 

 

Good for us humans too, some of the benefits.....

Sore Throats - Take ½ teaspoon of thick turmeric paste and swallow with a glass of water as often as every hour if required

Creaky or Stiff Joints: Have 1 cup of Golden Milk every day for 40 days.

Stomach & Digestive Problems: Golden Yogurt, a total of at least 1 cup a day. This is also good for intestinal candidiasis; the yogurt brings in the good bacteria for healthy intestinal flora and, since turmeric is a natural anti-fungal, it helps to counter the yeast overgrowth.

It can also be used externally......

Skin Conditions: The juice of fresh turmeric is prized as a cure/soother for many skin conditions, including eczema, chicken pox, shingles, poison oak/ivy, and scabies. Apply the paste directly to the affected area, cover lightly with gauze or loose cotton clothing.

Sores/Wounds: Turmeric quickly stops bleeding and because of its anti-bacterial quality, will help prevent infection. For cuts, pile on the turmeric, cover with gauze, and apply pressure to the area to stop the bleeding.

You can also get turmeric in capsules in natural foods store. Usually the capsules contain a greater concentration of curcumin, its active ingredient.