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Turmeric an amazing spice





I was thinking about what supplement was the most popular in 2019 and Turmeric was the winner without a doubt. What an amazing spice it is with fantastic health benefits. It's most well-known for its anti-inflammatory properties commonly associated with arthritic pain, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, and joint or tendon problems. It's used to relieve stiffness, painful muscles, and headaches. Many of you used turmeric supplements and reported fantastic results especially from pain and discomfort.

Turmeric is also traditionally used to soothe inflammatory conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis. It's a useful digestive aid too.

You can use the spice daily in your cooking or there is a wide variety of teas and supplements available to choose from.

I thought you might like a reminder of how to make the traditional golden milk. It's easy to make. First you need to make Turmeric paste. All you need is a half Cup of water, quarter cup of turmeric powder, three quarter teaspoon of black pepper (to aid absorption). Add all of the ingredients to a saucepan. Bring the heat up but not to boil and stir gently for 7-9 minutes. If the paste starts to get too thick, add more water. When it's ready transfer it to a glass container and seal. This will stay fresh for about three weeks. Take half to- 1 teaspoon once or twice a day mixed into a warmed milk of your choice. You can add an omega oil such as fish oil to the milk when cooked for additional benefits. If you prefer you can add the paste to any food, or eat it straight from the container.

Many people prefer to take a turmeric supplement to ensure regular and consistent usage. There are many supplements available. It comes in tablets, liquid, and spray. Curcumin is the active part of turmeric; it may be called this on the label.

Check with your doctor if you're on medication, in particular if you're on blood thinners.

Call in to your local health store to find out about more about this amazing spice.

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