Turmeric has been used as a spice, food additive and medicine for over 4,000 years. This bright yellow spice is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and can easily incorporate into your life. Here are some simple ways to add turmeric powder to your routine.
Make Golden Milk
Follow these steps to get the best method of fighting off infections.
- Heat 1 cup of coconut milk in a small pot over medium heat for about 10 minutes, occasionally stirring to prevent burning and ensure even heating.
- Add two tablespoons of turmeric powder, one tablespoon each of honey and ground cinnamon, ½ teaspoon of ground ginger and black pepper, and ¼ teaspoon of lemon juice or orange juice until well combined.
- Pour into a mug and enjoy.
Add a pinch to your scrambled eggs
You can add a pinch of turmeric to your scrambled eggs or make an omelette or egg salad with it. Turmeric is excellent for adding colour and flavour to yellow or orange dishes, like scrambled eggs and egg salad.
Soothe a sore throat
No matter what your age, you’re bound to have a sore throat at some point. A viral infection or irritation from cold air or dust often causes it. But no one likes having a sore throat, and while taking over-the-counter drugs may help with the pain, they can also cause side effects (like drowsiness) that aren’t ideal if you have to go about your day.
Luckily, there are natural remedies that can help take care of symptoms without the adverse side effects of medication. And turmeric is one of them.
Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties that can ease inflammation and irritation in the throat and make it feel better faster. You’ll see relief within 15 minutes, lasting up to four hours. This remedy works best for mild sore throats but won’t hurt more seriously. So, go ahead and try it out today.
Add to salad dressing
You can also add turmeric to your homemade salad dressings. The easiest way is to mix the powder directly into whatever oil, vinegar and other seasonings you’re using and shake vigorously. If that sounds like too much work, try adding it at the end of the process by shaking it a little bit more gently so as not to crush the fragile curcuminoids.
Use as a face mask
Here’s one of the easiest ways to use turmeric in your beauty routine: as a face mask. Mix coconut oil and turmeric powder until it creates a smooth paste. Then apply it to your face and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water, and use a moisturiser afterwards.
Add to smoothies
You can add a teaspoon of turmeric powder to your smoothie or drink or mix it with water. The taste of the powder is very mild and won’t affect the flavour of your smoothie.
Inhale it to cure allergies
Your nose knows how to breathe, and it can help you get the most out of your turmeric. Sprinkle a spoonful of powdered turmeric on a bowl of hot water, and then add some honey. Cover your head with a towel or scarf and inhale deeply from the steam rising from your bowl.
Inhaling steam from boiling water is also an effective treatment for asthma symptoms like wheezing, shortness of breath and coughing. The heat opens airways so more oxygen can flow through them freely. When there’s more oxygen available for cells throughout the body (including those in inflamed tissue), inflammation decreases naturally over time. To get more information on this topic, stay with magazine world.
Turmeric can be paired with many different foods
Turmeric most commonly uses as a spice in curry powder. But it has also been used for centuries to treat various ailments like:
- Digestive problems
- Aches and pains
It has long been touted for its potent anti-inflammatory properties, which may be why it’s been shown to help relieve pain from rheumatoid arthritis symptoms.