I have been thinking alot lately about how to get maximum results for my family, friends and clients, when it comes to unleashing the healing power of turmeric. This little asian root, related to ginger has been used for centuries as food and medicine. So much of our food has been our medicine for millenia, as it should be. This is real health care, not sick care so much, but that also, but prevention is the best health care.
Science is now discovering the power of plants as medicine, as preventive agents and is unlocking some of the Creator's secrets, I want to stress SOME, we may be making wonderful discoveries but for every new star we discover, there are gazzilions more undiscovered, the same goes for galaxies and also for the micro world. Creation is a vast field of study that can not be exhausted.
So, I have been mulling over some alternative ways to get the benefits of Turmeric into humans in a pleasant way. I know that the turmeric root capsules are useful, but there are components of turmeric that are not absorbed, and all its potential is not unlocked unless there is a source of heat, a catalyst, like cayenne pepper and some fat. Asians of course consume much turmeric in their curries where the root powder is boiled(heat), contains hot peppers, and coconut or other oils. Their heavy use of turmeric translates into less Alzheimers and some protection against certain cancers. The capsule does not offer all these benefits, curcumin on the other hand is even found at times to be no better than a placebo when compared to using whole turmeric. This is where my healing tea came from and I want to share the recipe here today. I want to thank Dr. Gregor of nutritionfacts.org for supplying so much useful information! Here is a link to just one of his short talks on Turmeric and Alzheimers.
Healing Turmeric Tea
In a Saucepan
1 qt. pure water
1 inch fresh ginger, sliced
2 Tablespoons dandelion root
1 apple, washed, cut in 4, optional
1 heaping tsp. fenugreek powder or seed
1 heaping tsp. turmeric up to 2 heaping Tablespoons Turmeric(deepending on your condition, acute, chronic, serious, more)
1 Tablespoon unsweetened coconut
dash cayenne or a half a fresh hot pepper
2-6 squirts Stevia extract for sweetening to taste
Lemon, optional fresh when serving the tea
Bring to boil first 4 ingredients. Cover. Simmer 10 minutes. Turn off, add remaining ingredients. Let steep at least 20 minutes. Strain. Enjoy between meals. 1 hour before a meal is a good time to drink the tea. Drink 1 quart a day.
This formula contains other plants which we will discuss on a different post.
Turmeric has been shown to be anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anti-joint pain, anti-diabetic, anti-alzheimers, anti-hypertensive, anti-depressive, anti-brain fog, anti-gallstone, anti-anxiety for alzheimers patients. Hey, this is good food! Should anyone NOT use turmeric, yes a few people, watch this short video to find out why you should not use turmeric if you have biliary obstruction or are prone to kidney stones: http://nutritionfacts.org/video/who-shouldnt-consume-curcumin-or-turmeric/
Try the tea, let me know what happens in 10 weeks. So happy you joined me today!
Have a blessed day, Marline.