Yogis and Ayurveda healers have recognized turmeric since ancient times for its many healing properties. Grown mainly in India, the turmeric root is a close cousin to ginger root. Most commonly dried and ground into a fine powder, brilliant gold in color, it is a regular ingredient in traditional Indian recipes (it makes curry yellow). Commercially, manufactures use it for its color and as a thickener.
Sometimes referred to as the “poor man’s saffron” because of the golden color, the similarity ends there. Turmeric is a friendly healer to the liver and stomach, promoting healthy mucus membranes and skin. Health practitioners know that it also helps with stiff or creaky joints and arthritis because of its anti-inflammatory properties. It is an extremely effective digestive aid and there is evidence that it is helpful in lowering cholesterol. Turmeric even has the ability to draw out toxins, dry up secretions, and to heal. It prevents metastases from occurring in many different forms of cancer.
Turmeric is a natural liver detoxifier and kidney cleanser. It speeds metabolism and aids in weight management. In addition, it helps to heal conditions of depression, psoriasis, damaged skin, arthritis and much more.
Drink as is or add it to smoothies and other juices.
- 5-7 inches turmeric
- 5-7 tamarind
- 2 lemons
- raw honey
- mason jar(s) or other glass jar with lid