Glowing yellow and bursting with healing power – turmeric has not only found its way into the curry. We also enjoy the yellow power root as a turmeric latte or golden milk. You will accumulate how diverse the yellow tuber is in use and effect. With these recipes, you support your digestive and immune system and also start the spring with lots of healthy power.

Turmeric Effect: What Is It and What Is in It?

Turmeric belongs to the ginger family and is also known here as turmeric. The active ingredient curcumin contained in the plant has anti-inflammatory, blood-purifying, and antiseptic effects. It is also a real miracle weapon when taken preventively. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects also help with colds, skin diseases, respiratory diseases, diabetes, and much more.

Piperine (this is the active ingredient in black pepper) and fats increase the bioavailability of the active ingredient curcumin many times over (by around 80%). You do this automatically when you roast turmeric in a curry mixture in oil, thus increasing the effect. We also take advantage of this with the Golden Milk and add a pinch of black pepper for improved absorption. You can also add 1/2 teaspoon of ghee or coconut oil.

Recipes With Turmeric: Golden Milk, Golden Smoothie, Golden Limo

Golden Milk


Ingredients for 1 glass

  • 250 ml organic milk or oat milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey or maple syrup
  • 1 pinch of ginger powder
  • 1 pinch of black pepper

Variations: You can also add a pinch of cinnamon, vanilla or cardamom or as a sleeping drink without ginger with a pinch of nutmeg and saffron (soak the saffron threads briefly in water).

Preparation:
Heat golden milk in a small saucepan over low heat, do not boil. Add turmeric, ginger, and pepper (and other spices if desired) and stir well. Enjoy sweet and warm as required ♥

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Golden Smoothie


Ingredients for 1 glass:

  • 200 ml almond, rice or coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 pinch of vanilla
  • 1 pinch of black pepper
  • 1/2 fresh mango or 3 tbsp mango puree

Preparation: Golden Smoothie
Mix all ingredients in a blender for 2-3 minutes until creamy and enjoy ♥

Golden Soda


Ingredients for 2 glasses

  • 400 ml of water
  • 15 g fresh organic turmeric root or 1 teaspoon powder
  • 15 g fresh organic ginger root
  • 1 pinch of black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Juice of 1 organic orange or 1 grapefruit
  • Juice of 1 organic lime
  • 1-2 tbsp honey or maple syrup (depending on the desired sweetness)

Preparation:
Wash Golden Limo turmeric and ginger tuber and grate finely (attention: turmeric stains very strongly, use kitchen gloves or alternatively use turmeric powder) Bring both of them to the boil briefly in a saucepan with the pepper, cinnamon and water, then cover and let stand for 10-15 minutes. Stir the honey or maple syrup into the slightly cooled water and let it cool further. Before serving, add freshly squeezed orange and lime juice and dilute with water to taste. Enjoy cold (without ice cubes) 

Effect in Medicine

For over 5000 years, turmeric, especially the active ingredient curcumin, has been used in Ayurveda medicine for inflammation processes and many other ailments (including digestive disorders, skin diseases, allergies, diabetes, toxin pollution, wounds, colds). Western medicine has now discovered the many advantages of turmeric and the turmeric effect for itself, so there are already numerous studies (including in oncology/cancer research, Alzheimer’s, dementia) and many more are ongoing or will follow.

In Germany, Curcuma Longa is already on the list of herbal medicinal products and has received approval for the treatment of dyspeptic complaints that manifest themselves as bloating, nausea, loss of appetite, constipation, abdominal cramps, pressure, and pain in the upper abdomen

Effect in the Kitchen Pharmacy

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There are also very simple areas of application that you can use for yourself.

  • Sore throat / sore throat/tonsillitis: As soon as the throat starts to scratch, mix 1/2 teaspoon turmeric with 50 ml of lukewarm water and gargle. Then bring a pinch of turmeric with a spoon towards the uvula and let it work.
  • Cuts in the kitchen or grazes: apply turmeric powder directly to the wound. Turmeric’s astringent properties stop bleeding and its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties are wound healing.
  • Infections and colds: 1 slice of ginger together with 2 black peppercorns (mortar beforehand) and 250 ml of water simmer gently for 3 minutes. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon turmeric and, if necessary, sweeten with forest honey. Enjoy warm 3 times a day.

You can also add turmeric to (almost) all dishes, whether as a fresh tuber or powder, for example in porridge, curry, soup, smoothie, or milk.

“Let food be your medicine and medicine your food!” Hippocrates

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