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    How To Use Turmeric

    How To Use Turmeric

    Sown principally in the Indian subcontinent, the turmeric plant, a member of the ginger family, is cultivated for its stems, from which, after boiling, drying, and grinding, a brilliant orange-yellow-hued powder is produced. This color is the signature of turmeric, a spice historically appreciated as much for its medicinal properties as for its culinary qualities. On the tongue, it is often described as peppery, with a mustard-like pungency and a subtle astringent bitterness. As the taste may appear unusual to anyone unfamiliar with it, most sources recommended a gradual increase in the amount of turmeric added to your recipes over time. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, has been the…

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    How To Make Turmeric Tea

    How To Make Turmeric Tea: Dr. Weil’s Recipe

    Andrew Thomas Weil is an American celebrity doctor who is a physician, author, spokesperson, and broadly described “guru” of the alternative medical brands: holistic health and integrative medicine, whose name also constitutes an emerging brand of healthcare services and products in these fields. Check more on wikipedia here. How to Make Turmeric Tea This recipe is from Dr. Weil. Bring four cups of water to a boil. Add one teaspoon of ground turmeric and reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes. Strain the tea through a fine sieve into a cup; add honey and/or lemon to taste. Add a pinch of black pepper.

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    Turmeric Tea

    Turmeric is an ancient spice that has long been of interest to people for both its taste and healing properties.  There is a lot of ongoing research into its properties and usefulness with respect to human health. As a component of Indian Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, it has been used to relieve the symptoms of many illnesses.  The Hindu faith considers it sacred. In fact, one wedding custom involves a necklace (Mangala Sutra), created by dying material yellow with a paste made from turmeric, that is placed on the bride’s neck by the groom that symbolizes she is married.  In some places in southern India, a talisman of turmeric root…

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    Turmeric Tea Benefits

    Top 7 Turmeric Tea Benefits

    Turmeric is a golden spice that was originally used as a dye and is now used in Asian food to add color and delicious flavor to classic meals such as curries. The chemical that gives this spice its distinctive yellow color, Curcumin, is also what is responsible for its medicinal properties. It is often used in Chinese and Ayurvedic traditional medicine, and ingested as a tea; this is one of the most effective ways to promote absorption into the body. Tea can be made from pre-made tea bags, powder, or fresh root, with the tea made from the root being the most nutritious. Widely known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant…

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    Turmeric Dosage

    Turmeric Dosage

    Turmeric spice comes from turmeric plant (A flowering plant of the ginger family). To most people, Turmeric is basically used as a spice. Well, it is also used as Ayurvedic medicine. Ayurvedic is actually a traditional system of medicine in which illness or diseases are treated with a combination of certain types of foods, herbs, massage, and specific exercise. Historically, Indians and Asians have been using Turmeric for both herbal medicine and food for time immemorial. Due to the effectiveness of Turmeric to the general well being of the body, it has become almost indispensable in the Eastern cultures. In modern times, Turmeric is now available in different forms including…

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    How To Take Turmeric

    How To Take Turmeric

    Turmeric is a fantastic super-food that holds a near-endless source of elements that will help improve your health and boost your immune system. Whether you’re looking to prevent the common cold, increase ovulation, detoxify your blood or even use it as a pain-killer, turmeric is one food you should be consuming on a daily basis. Much like its close cousin, ginger, turmeric is typically harvested as a root, and if eaten raw it is a bitter and distasteful plant. Likely you’re not a fan of curdling your tongue, so you’re going to want to find some sneaky ways to get around its taste so that you can enjoy every benefit…

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    Health Benefits of Turmeric

    40 Health Benefits of Turmeric

    The use of Turmeric has existed since ancient times. Therefore its amazing health benefits have not just surfaced now. But as time goes on scientist have discovered even more intriguing benefits of the “golden spice”. It was initially used just by the Chinese and Indians as traditional medicine but now even the western world is adapting it for holistic and ayurvedic practices.  Its scientific name is Curcuma longa from the family Zingiberaceae , the ginger family. That’s why in some cultures it is called “yellow ginger” Turmeric is also widely used as a cuisine spice, food colorant, in cosmetics, and even for religious practices. Here is a special unrelated blurb…

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    Turmeric and Curcumin

    You cannot talk about Turmeric without talking about Curcumin. That’s because they are one in the same plant. You probably have a small bottle of Turmeric in your spice cabinet. It’s an ancient spice and herb that’s been used in Indian cooking for many centuries. I’m sure you’ve heard about Indian curry even if you haven’t either made a dish that included it in the recipe or have gone out to an Indian restaurant and ordered a menu item that includes the curry sauce. It has a distinctive yellow color to it. The interesting thing about Indian dishes that are curry-based is that when you go into an authentic Indian…

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    Turmeric Benefits

    35 Proven Benefits of Turmeric

    With its bold flavor and rich golden color, turmeric is easily identified. It is a staple spice that most of us can find on our spice racks, but many of us do not realize the magical power of this exotic spice. Turmeric is native to India and the knowledge of the magic of this spice dates back 4,000 years! It is not only the unique flavor of turmeric, but also its incredible healing properties that come from chemical compounds that make it a super food! Much of turmeric’s magic to heal, as well as its distinctive color, comes from the polyphenol curcumin. Curcumin mixed with turmeric’s natural oils, amino acids,…

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    Turmeric Benefits For Skin

    18 Turmeric Benefits For Your Skin

    Turmeric, or Indian saffron, has been an important component of Ayurvedic medicine for over 7,500 years. There are two main types (curcuma aromatica and curcuma longa) both a close relative to ginger, with a long list of everyday uses, turmeric was found to be a critical game changer for your skin. The oil and curcumin native in turmeric rhizomes are powerful players in that they heal, moisturize, and create that fresh glow you desire in your treatments. We are excited to bring you 18 ways that turmeric can benefit your body’s most important external asset – your skin! 1. Provides a Natural Glow Turmeric is full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory…