Each spice has a special day to it. For turmeric it is Sunday, when light drips fat and butter-colored into the bins to be soaked up glowing, when you pray to the nine planets for love and luck.
Add to smothies
Used as a substitute for mustard or saffron
Turn white rice in to golden rice
Dehydrate it to make turmeric powder
Add to juices
Sprouted Lentil Burgers with Turmeric
Anti-Inflammatory Watermelon, Pineapple, Turmeric Smoothie
Turmeric Spiced Kale Crumble
South African Hot Toddy
Real Food Hangover Cure
Golden Turmeric Latkes with Applesauce
Quick Chicken Tikka Masala
Turmeric has been used for many years in traditional Chinese and Indian medicine, where it is used to treat wounds, sprains, gastrointestinal issues and liver disorders. More recently, pharmacological studies have been carried out to study curcumin which is the main curcuminoid (alkaloid) found in this spice. These various studies have demonstrated that curcumin has many interesting actions including: Antioxidant properties, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, hepatoprotective and anti-arthritic. Curcumin has also been shown to be beneficial as a neuroprotective agent, with a positive role in animal models studies on Alzheimerâs disease and Parkinsonâs disease. Since 2006 there has also been a large rise in the amount of studies being carried out with regards to turmeric being effectively used as an antidepressant.