Derived from the stem of the Curcuma longa plant then ground into a powder, turmeric originated in India.
Used internationally as a staple spice in cuisine, an element of holistic medicine, an offering in religious ceremonies, and even a colouring in cosmetics, turmeric has been providing the world with countless uses and immense health benefits for thousands of years.
Turmeric has a very characteristic strong yellow colour. These yellow pigments are collectively known as curcuminoids. The root is also brimming with essential oils known as turmerones. The curcuminoids and the turmerones work together within the body as powerful antioxidants helping to attack free radicals. They also stimulate a healthy inflammation response whilst enhancing circulation, protecting the brain, rejuvenating the liver, and targeting pain.
Turmeric actively inhibits inflammatory pathways within the body, making turmeric a first choice for inflammations of the musculoskeletal system and the digestive system.
Turmeric also improves blood flow through the liver, improving the efficacy of liver detoxification pathways but also stimulating cellular repair mechanisms in damaged liver cells. This improvement in blood flow and quality impacts significantly upon the quality of the skin, and turmeric can therefore be an excellent remedy for any afflictions of the skin.
In the digestive system, turmeric helps balance levels of bacteria, supporting a healthy digestive environment.
· Make a tea
Simmer turmeric with almond milk and our Turmeric infused Honey to make an earthy and comforting beverage - Golden milk.
· Toss it with roasted vegetables
Turmeric’s slightly warm and peppery flavour works especially well with cauliflower, potatoes, and root vegetables.
· Add it to rice
A dash of turmeric brings colour and mild flavour to a pot of plain rice.
· Use it in soups
A bowl of vegetable or chicken soup feels even more warming when it’s tinged with golden turmeric.
· Blend it into a smoothie
While fresh turmeric root is especially great in juices and smoothies, a pinch of ground spice or our turmeric infused honey is just as good.