Who does not want to have healthy and flexible bones and joints, right? Well I get an easy recipe from my kundalini yoga teachers who use as part of their yogic nutrition. When you combine turmeric herb, cardamom and milk, you get the benefits of flexible and healthy joints plus strong immune system. Besides lately drinking Ayurvedic Golden Milk is kinda trendy. Trendy of not it is a heathy drink that you can add to your meals.
Turmeric, or Curcuma longa, is an ancient spice popular in India and Asia as far back as 2,000 BC. The spice belongs in the ginger family and has been highly prized in the culinary traditions of these cultures. Turmeric imparts a vibrant yellowish hue to curry dishes, and the spice is also used as a natural dyeing agent for cloths. In Persia, turmeric comes from the word saffron and is closely related to the spice.
Helps to prevent cancer
Detox the body
Anti Alzheimer desease (together with Ashwagandha)
Helps prevent rheumatism
Helps to prevent muscular inflammation
Purifies the blood
Purifies the skin
Helps to prevent arthritis
Anti cardiovascular inflammation
Encourage balance blood sugar
Helps to prevent the growth of lymphoma and cancerous tumors
Makes bones flexible
Makes joints flexible
Recommended Turmeric Dosage:
The University of Maryland Medical Center recommends the following daily dosages for adults:
Raw root: 1.5-3 grams
Powdered turmeric: 1-3 grams
Curcumin standardized powder: 400-600 mg, three times a day
Liquid extract (1:1): 30-90 drops
Tincture (1:2): 15-30 drops, four times a day
Many studies have shown that higher doses of turmeric are needed for greater medicinal benefits. Standard dosage may be better for preventative, every day use.
Turmeric inhibited stomach ulcer formation by an impressive 85%. Lesions, tissue necrosis, and hemorrhaging were also greatly reduced. In addition, turmeric also appears to offer some impressive protection for stomach ailments.
GOLDEN MILK (TURMERIC/ KURKUMA) RECIPE:
1/8 teaspoons turmeric powder 3 cardamom pods
1/4 cup of water
Simmer for 5 to 7 minutes, then add:
1 cup of milk
2 tablespoons of almond oil (cold pressed)
Bring to boiling point, do not boil.
Add honey or apple syrup to taste. And for a special twist make your cafe latte gold. Just add the turmeric powder aka kurkuma to your milk to make the foam latte.
Drink it warm and they say is a great bedtime drink. Try it and let me know if it is true 😉