Turmeric is a plant that belongs to the ginger family. This powerful deep-orange powder can be a great addition to your daily routine.
It's great for:
The easiest way to consume Turmeric as an addition to your food. However, there are many other uses too.
Turmeric has the smell of orange or ginger. The taste is slightly bitter and a bit like black pepper. It works well in curries, topped on scrambled eggs or as a coating for tofu. It also can be used in place of saffron to impart amazing orange/ yellow colour in savoury dishes.
Golden Milk is perfect for the cold winter ahead. Use a plant-based milk of your choice, add a teaspoon of turmeric, half a teaspoon of cinnamon, a tablespoon of natural sweetener and you got yourself a delicious warming drink.
Turmeric contains active ingredient curcuminoids which are great for anti-inflammatory. Mix a teaspoon of turmeric and two tablespoons lemon juice. Lemons are high in vitamin C and citric acid which will help brighten the skin, while the turmeric will help with any scarring and blemishes. Do not use turmeric on its own as it can dye the skin!
This toothpaste will naturally whiten your teeth and help prevent the buildup of plaque. Its antibacterial properties will help keep your mouth and gums healthy. To make this toothpaste, mix two tablespoons of coconut oil, teaspoon turmeric and a few drops of organic peppermint oil.
You can even dye fabric with turmeric, it gives this beautiful pastel yellow colour. Mix water and turmeric in a large pot, boil and then simmer for at least 15 minutes. While the water is hot, put the fabric in the solution, white fabrics tend to work the best. Let it soak, once it is cooled, rise the fabric and then it’s ready.