Turmeric, also known as Indian saffron, has anti-inflammatory properties and boosts the immune system. To enhance its beneficial action and facilitate absorption, turmeric (1 teaspoon per day) should be consumed with a pinch of black pepper.
This “healthy spice” is well known for its antioxidant, antiseptic, cicatrizing properties, and its beneficial action on brain, skin, heart functions, as well as for lowering cholesterol.
Its active principle, curcumin, helps detox the liver, combats cellular aging, and has antibacterial properties.
Turmeric root powder can be used as a condiment on cooked vegetables, chicken or rice (which will give them its distinctive yellow ochre color). It can also be used to make golden milk, a potent turmeric, almond milk and honey-based natural remedy, used in Ayurvedic medicine to reduce inflammation.
For a stronger cleansing effect, add a tablespoon of turmeric to your healthy decoction of hot water, lemon juice and ginger in the morning.
To make a natural antibiotic remedy for sore throats, dissolve 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of turmeric in 9 tablespoons of Limmi lemon juice. Mix thoroughly. Drink it straight, or add a bit of green tea to it.