Antiinflammatory

imageTumeric has always been on the top of the list as regards natural health at spinasolutions. It’s an easily available cheap option and has some evidence to prove its benefits of balancing digestion and anti-inflammatory properties. So we had a read around and it seems as if boiling it for,10mins (powder ) is the best way to gain benefits .
Here’s a recipe I would suggest a 3 month dosage to help joint pain , chronic fatigue myalgia, indigestion and even candida . I’ve it a try and email us at frquirin@gmail.com or our facebook page spinalsolutions

Turmeric Tea
1 large cup of water
3+ teaspoons brown sugar
1 inch ginger root
1/3+ teaspoon powdered tumeric (or 1 inch piece of fresh root)
juice of 1/2 lime (or lemon), or milk
This is an easy recipe that I use most often, it is tasty and easy to alternate between lemon juice and milk. I boil the turmeric powder and ginger root (chopped in 2-3 pieces) first for approx. 10 minutes. I have also recently started adding a touch of pepper which doesn’t effect the taste. Pepper is said to make curcumin absorb into the body easier.

aprox. 2, 2″ pieces (yellow Tumeric)
1 lemon
1 tablespoon of honey
Cayanne pepper
optional (banana)

2 cups of water
1/2 teaspoon powder Turmeric
1/2 teaspoon powdered Ginger
1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup or Honey
Juice of 1/2 Lemon

4 cups of water
1 Tablespoon of powdered Turmeric
Lemon (optional)
Honey (optional)

For best results boil turmeric (and ginger) for 10 minutes before adding other ingredients. This helps the body to absorb the nutrients so that you get the maximum turmeric benefits. When using powder beware of that last sip of tea as the powder will collect there and not taste very nice.

To avoid staining my teeth yellow I take a few sips of water afterwards and use it to rinse the inside of my mouth (this isn’t necessary though). It has also been suggested that adding oil or black pepper to turmeric tea can aid the body with absorbing turmeric.

Turmeric recipes can be found all over the internet.

If you prefer not to drink or eat it, you could try turmeric capsules which are an easy way of ensuring your body has all the goodness from curcumin.