Turmeric – Silver Bullet for Health

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Whether as tea, lemonade, or smoothies. The stars swear by turmeric. Why is the yellow spice so healthy? We reveal it!

Whether in the metropolises of New York or Los Angeles or in the surfing mecca of Bali. You can buy “Tumeric Tonic” everywhere at the moment. This is a kind of lemonade made from water, turmeric, and maple syrup. The drink is said to be particularly healthy. Goldenseal, as turmeric is also called, is also used for turmeric latte or as a face mask. Because it is said to help against acne and other skin impurities due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

Turmeric has played an important role in the traditional Indian healing art of Ayurveda for thousands of years. As mentioned, turmeric is known for its cleansing and healing properties. That is why turmeric is also known as the “magic tuber” or “spice of life”.

Goldenseal has an anti-inflammatory effect and a digestive effect. The liver is stimulated by the ingredients to release more bile acid. This binds dietary fats and makes the fat easier to digest. This effect can relieve flatulence and feelings of fullness.

Researchers from the Universities of Kiel, Frankfurt, and Jena have looked into the medicinal effects of turmeric and were able to discover that the root has anti-cancer properties. Turmeric can also make a contribution in relation to Alzheimer’s. In other experiments, the plant substance prevented the deposit of certain protein complexes in the brain. These complexes, in turn, may be involved in the development of Alzheimer’s. In practice, however, turmeric has so far only been used medicinally for digestive disorders.

Where is turmeric in?

Turmeric goes in all curry mixes and in all masalas except the red one. In the Middle Ages, goldenseal was also called “Indian saffron”. Like saffron, turmeric gives all dishes an intense yellow color.

A positive side effect: turmeric is significantly cheaper than saffron because it is obtained from a dried and ground root of a plant that is closely related to ginger.

If you want to buy turmeric, you should go for organic goods because of the low price. So you can be sure that it does not contain any harmful substances or has been irradiated.

Make Tumeric Tonic yourself

If you want to make Tumeric Tonic yourself, you only need the following ingredients:

  • 1 medium stick turmeric root (or 2 teaspoons turmeric powder)
  • 1 medium piece of ginger root (or 1 tsp ginger powder)
  • juice of 3 lemons
  • 1 pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 4 cups coconut water or water
  • Agave nectar, maple syrup, or honey to sweeten as needed

Put all the ingredients in a high-performance blender or juicer and blend until you get a homogeneous liquid. The resulting lemonade will keep in a closed jar in the fridge for 3-4 days, as lemon acts as a natural preservative.

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