Also known as Golden Mylk and praised as the drink of longevity.
Turmeric has many benefits due to it's volatile oils and curcuminoids which contribute to its actions:
💛 anti-inflammatory - reduces systemic inflammation, particularly useful for arthritic conditions and musculoskeletal inflammation after injuries.
💛 antioxidant - protects the body against oxidation and free radical damage.
💛 choleretic - increases bile production from the liver, supporting digestion.
💛 hypolipidaemic - reduces cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood, great for those with high cholesterol.
These actions make it the perfect herbal tonic to drink daily to reduce systemic inflammation and support healthy digestion and liver function.
Wondering how to include turmeric in your diet daily?
Here's a recipe for a simple turmeric tonic:
~ 1 teaspoon coconut oil
~ 1 teaspoon honey (vegan option: maple syrup)
~ 2-4 teaspoons of turmeric (as you get used to this bitter flavour, you can increase the dose!)
~ crack of black pepper (to help with turmeric absorption)
Mix these four ingredients with a dash of hot water to make a paste, and then top with your favourite plant based mylk (warm or cold).
As you mindfully sip the tonic, set an intention for the turmeric to assist you in achieving great health and longevity!
Caution: those taking anti-platelet or anticoagulant drugs should use caution when taking turmeric as it can increase anti-platelet actions.