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Simple Home Remedies Using Turmeric

 
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Turmeric is one of the most effective food supplement in the world, due to the medicinal properties of curcumin it contains.
Among its many benefits, curcumin can clean toxins from the liver, reduce the risk of cancer and of blood clots, and can also lower the bad cholesterol levels in the blood.

Here are some simple home remedies you can make at home, using the amazing turmeric:

1. If you suffer from ulcers or gastrointestinal disorders you can simply mix a teaspoon of turmeric powder with a glass of boiling water, let it cool and drink.
2. For the treatment of nails and feet fungus, you can mix turmeric powder with lemon juice and apply the ointment to the affected area daily for a week.
3. A simple and effective remedy for hemorrhoids is to mix 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder with a teaspoon of coconut oil and spread it on the affected spot.

Feel free to share more recipes, in this article here you can find more uses for turmeric.

Good health to all!
 
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Thank you for posting this info.

Do you have any recipes for cooking with fresh turmeric? Also will cooking destroy any of the medicinal property?
 
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I have the simple recipe for tumeric paste and I use it almost every day. Tumeric works as natural inflammatory for me and I take a teaspoon of the paste when my joints ache. An elderly friend uses it for years for her arthritis in the knees. It makes the pain bearable for her. When a cold is knocking at my door I take it. Haven't had a cold for the last year now. The only runny nose I had in some time is when eating curry (with a lot of tumeric). In general I add tumeric to a lot of my cooking. Grains like rice, stews and soups, fried vegetables. It goes better with some veggies than others. Just give it a try what works for you. As far as I experience it using it in cooking isn't as strong as using it like a treatment.

Tumeric paste: 1 teaspoon of ground tumeric powder, 1/4 teaspoon of ground black pepper, 1 tablespoon of soft coconut oil and 1 tablespoon of honey, mix in a jar. Take a teaspoon as it is or dissolve in hot water as a drink. I take one or two teaspoons a day regularly. With a bad cold I would take up to 4 spoons a day.
The paste is even popular with kids because its quite sweet. Another one for kids is to add it to some hot chocolate.
I got the recipe years ago from a wonderful Irish woman, who got it from her Japanese grandmother. It is the most precious natural healing treatment for me.

I make my own toothpaste and tumeric is added to keep my gums healthy. They like to hurt sometime.
Toothpaste: 2 tablespoons of soft coconut oil, 1 teaspoon of bread soda, 1/2 teaspoon of tumeric powder, a few drops of essential oil like peppermint or sage, mix in a jar and use a very small amount for brushing teeth.

A Mauritian cook told me once his families treatment for sprains and strains. He grates fresh tumeric and puts it with a bandage around the treated area. All textiles and surfaces get terribly yellow though with fresh root and doesn't wash out. Please be careful where you put it.

This tonic recipe is a bit strong for me but maybe someone else finds it useful...
Mix in apple cider vinegar (with the mother) some fresh chopped garlic, onion, chili, ginger root and tumeric root in a jar with lid. Shake every few days and leave for 6 weeks in a dark, cold place. Strain after and take tablespoons as desired. The mix of the roots can be dried after and added to curries and stews.

An English lady I knew swore on steeping fresh tumeric root in hot water for some time. It's a lovely golden liquid in the end and she drank it every day.

Stay healthy and well!
 
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Isabella Binder wrote:
This tonic recipe is a bit strong for me but maybe someone else finds it useful...
Mix in apple cider vinegar (with the mother) some fresh chopped garlic, onion, chili, ginger root and tumeric root in a jar with lid. Shake every few days and leave for 6 weeks in a dark, cold place. Strain after and take tablespoons as desired. The mix of the roots can be dried after and added to curries and stews.



This tonic is often referred to as "fire cider". In addition to what you mentioned, I like to also add rosemary, oregano, basil, sage, black pepper, cinnamon, horseradish root if I can find it, and an orange + its peel. Definitely not making it for its delicious flavor. 😂  I'd take a small shot of it and quickly wash it down with water.

When taking turmeric for health reasons, add black pepper to your recipes. The piperin in the pepper helps make the curcumin in the turmeric more bioavailable - your body can absorb it and use it more effectively.
 
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How long does the paste stay good? I have lots of turmeric that I am trying to store. If I make paste from fresh turmeric, can I freeze it?
 
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One of the things I had heard was how black pepper makes the turmeric bioavailable for the rest of the body. That is, if you wanted to concentrate the effects of turmeric in the GI tract, you don’t add black pepper. But if you wanted it circulate out into the rest of the body, you take it with black pepper. I think it is for this reason, many Indian food uses that combination.

I’ve noticed turmeric  having a cooling effect that helps with inflammation. I had started to use it with ginger roots, which has a heating effect. When combined together with black pepper, it’s something I take when I have a cold or a flu.

I found out much later that, that triple combination is at the heart of an Indian recipe called Golden Milk. The Golden Milk recipes usually add things like cardamon and honey to make it taste better, though they probably contribute something too.

I also enjoy eating chicken soup flavored with turmeric, ginger, and black pepper.
 
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