Turmeric is known to heal a multitude of health issues, internally and externally, including inflammation and digestive problems. The root of turmeric is dried and ground into a very fine powder and its color is a beautiful, bold yellow. This miracle medicinal spice has been used for over 4,000 years throughout India and Asia and is now becoming popular throughout the rest of the world. It’s added to many Indian dishes in the form of yellow curry as well as being added to yellow mustard, canned soups, and other processed foods as a wonderful thickening agent! Though it has more of a bitter flavor, turmeric is wonderful to cook with when combined with the right ingredients and can be added to a variety of food and drink that will heal the body from within. We are excited to share some healing and delicious recipes with you!
3 Tablespoons Turmeric
3 Cups of Fresh Water
Prep: Combine the two ingredients in a small saucepan over medium-low to medium heat. As it thickens, you may need to add a bit more water until you get a nice creamy paste, not too thick or thin. It must come to a boil for 8 minutes while being stirred constantly. Pour it into a glass jar that can be sealed air-tight and once it has cooled, store in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 weeks but no longer than that as it will go bad at that point.
A spoonful of turmeric paste is great on naturally sweetened breakfast cereal, in a smoothie, on toast, in golden milk, or in cooked dishes that include rice, meat, tofu, or vegetables.
¼ Cup of Fresh Water
3 Whole Cardamom Pods
¼ Teaspoon Turmeric (or Turmeric Paste)
1 Cup Almond Milk or Soy Milk
1 T. Almond Oil
Pure Maple Syrup or Raw Honey for Taste
Prep: Combine the cardamom pods and turmeric in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer for 7 minutes. Add the almond or soy milk and almond oil, stirring as you add them. Bring the mixture to a high heat just below boiling – Make sure not to boil it! Add the raw honey or pure maple syrup to your desired sweetness and enjoy! This is a delicious beverage to enjoy to calm inflammation within the body or simply to warm up on a cool night.
Yellow Healing Rice
1 Cup of Ghee
2 Large Onions – Chopped
3 – 1” Pieces of Ginger – Sliced
½ Bulb of Garlic – Minced
1 T. Crushed Red Chilies
¾ t. Ground Black Pepper
1 T. Salt
1 T. Dried Basil
4 Pieces of Nutmeg – Ground
1 T. Turmeric
3 Cups Parsley – Chopped
1 Head of Broccoli (Chopped) or 3 Zucchini (Sliced)
3 Cups of Rice
8 Cups of Fresh Water
½ Cups of Braggs Liquid Amino Acids
Prep: Melt the Ghee in a large pot then add the spices, onions, ginger, and garlic. Saute these ingredients until the onions are transparent and then add the red chilies. Add the broccoli or zucchini and rice and saute everything for a few minutes, stirring frequently. Finally, add the water and Braggs and bring to a boil. When it starts to boil, stir the pot of food, reduce heat to low, and cook until the rice is tender. It will make a large pot of deliciousness! Feel free to add fresh yogurt on top and enjoy!
A dear friend’s family member was diagnosed with a cervical malignant tumor and after it was surgically removed, she was instructed to follow this diet for 40 days. We are pleased to say she has been healthy for 25 years so far! What you take into your body affects your overall health and this Yellow Healing Rice is proof of that.
4 Cups Boiling Water
1 t. Ground Turmeric
Raw Honey or Natural Sweetener for Taste
1 Lemon Slice
Prep: After the water has come to a boil, add the ground turmeric and reduce the tea to a simmer for 10 minutes. Strain the tea through a fine sieve right into a tea or coffee mug then add your sweetener of choice and some fresh-squeezed lemon juice – the sweetener and lemon are optional but add a lovely tangy sweetness to the tea.
For a bolder flavor and added health benefits, some people like to add a small amount of ground ginger to their tea.
Enjoying this healthy turmeric tea and the other recipes listed above are not only enjoyable to the palate but are incredibly beneficial to the health of the body as well. Turmeric has been found to greatly reduce the risk of getting Alzheimer’s Disease (India has the world’s lowest rate of this disease and people’s diets there include a large amount of turmeric), as well as reduce inflammation and joint pain. It can help heal digestive issues and has been shown to fight cancer as well. There are literally hundreds of reasons to add turmeric to your diet and it’s easy to do so.