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Caroline Boyce

Anti-inflammatory Turmeric-Honey Spread–Found this interesting November 24, 2012

Filed under: Health and Fitness,Recipes — Caroline Boyce @ 10:45 am

This sounds interesting; I think I’m going to give this a try.

Turmeric (curcumin) is a wonder herb that is gaining a lot of attention among natural health practitioners. Turmeric belongs to the ginger family, and is traditionally being used to flavour dishes like curry.

In Ayurvedic medicine, turmeric has been studied and used as a medicinal agent for thousands of years. A teaspoon of turmeric powder in a cup of warm milk, used three times daily, is thought to be an effective Ayurvedic treatment for colds and flu.

Recent studies have shown that turmeric decreases the production of substances that cause inflammation, pain and joint damage in arthritis.* It also aids the digestive process.

 

Turmeric absorption greatly increases if it is consumed together with pepper. That’s why this anti inflammatory turmeric recipe contains both cayenne and black pepper.

This bright orange spread can be consumed straight from the jar (for a total of 1 tablespoon daily) for maximum effects. I love spreading it on toast, at the first sign of a cold, and having it with a cup of hot tea!

Note: Since turmeric has been shown to increase production and flow of bile, those with common bile duct blockage or gallstones should avoid this herb

Anti-inflammatory Turmeric-Honey Spread

9 teaspoons turmeric
1.5 teaspoons ground black pepper
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
About ¼ cup of coconut oil (or it can be ghee, or both)
About ¼ cup of honey

Put all the spices in a small glass jar.
Melt coconut oil (for easy mixing) and add to the jar to mix.
Add honey and mix.
Store this natural remedy on the counter, for easy spreading and away from heat.

Courtesy of Marina, Holistic Nutritionista

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