Turmeric Recipes and Product
Doing the research on Turmeric was a surprise for my friend at her son’s baseball game one evening. She mentioned that she was giving her 13 year old chocolate lab turmeric capsules for his arthritis. “It was amazing” she said. “I gave him turmeric capsules, and he’s out there chasing squirrels. Even some of the tumors on his neck have shrunk. “I did check with the vet, and he said it was safe for him, so I figured, why not!”
To my friend, it was particularly interesting to hear this, as she told me because I was researching this important herb Turmeric! Turmeric comes from the root of the Curcuma longa plant, and has a tough brown skin and a deep orange flesh. It has a peppery, warm and bitter flavor and a mild fragrance slightly reminiscent of orange and ginger, and while it is well known as one of the ingredients used to make curry, it also gives ball park mustard its bright yellow color. Turmeric has also been used as a textile dye and pigment in ancient cosmetics. However, turmeric is probably best known for its’ healing properties and long history in both the traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic Indian systems of medicine. The medicinal properties of this spice have been well documented. Long known for its anti-inflammatory properties, recent research has revealed that turmeric is proving beneficial in the treatment of many different health conditions -from Alzheimer’s disease to cancer. Here are 10 reasons to add turmeric to your diet!
1. It’s a natural liver de-toxifier
2. It is a potent natural anti-inflammatory and helpful in treating arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
3. Turmeric may aid in fat metabolism and help in weight management
4. Studies indicate that turmeric may help in preventing prostate and breast cancer, and may prove helpful in reducing the risk of childhood leukemia. Other studies show that turmeric may be helpful in preventing metastases from occurring in different types of cancer and may stop the growth of new blood vessels in tumors.
5. It may prevent and slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease by removing amyloid plaque buildup in the brain.
6. It’s a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent – useful in disinfecting cuts and burns.
7. Turmeric has shown promise in slowing the progression of multiple sclerosis in mice.
8. It may help in the treatment of psoriasis and other skin conditions.
9. It speeds up wound healing and assists in the repair of damaged skin.
10.Turmeric may lower cholesterol Turmeric is an excellent source of both iron and manganese. It is also a good source of vitamin B6 dietary fiber and potassium. Plus, tumeric is a beneficial or neutral for every blood group, secretor and non-secretor, and a super-beneficial for cancer protection!
Turmeric Yogurt Dip (Blood types A, B, and AB)
1 teaspoon turmeric: Mix turmeric with 1/2 Cup Yogurt, and serve with raw vegetables
Tumeric Turkey Burgers (Right for All Blood Types)
1 lb of ground turkey
1 Large Egg
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Add the following ingredients mixed:
In a large bowl mix 1/2 teaspoon ground Organic Turmeric 1 teaspoon ground coriander, one small onion-chopped, 3 garlic cloves chopped, and chopped parsley to taste.
Divide into patties, grill and serve.
Deviled Eggs with Turmeric
6 hard boiled eggs, peeled
3 Tablespoons mayonnaise, (olive oil or homemade)
1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard
2 teaspoons vinegar, sometimes I use rice wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt, which I usually leave out.
Cut hard boiled eggs in half lengthwise. Remove yolks. Set whites aside. In a small bowl, mash the yolks with a fork. Stir in mayonnaise, mustard and vinegar. Spoon egg-yolk mixture into the egg-white halves. Arrange on a platter, and garnish with TURMERIC instead of paprika. Makes 12 stuffed eggs.