Turmeric is an amazing anti-inflammatory herb. Plus, you probably already have it in your kitchen cupboard. If not, you should.
Turmeric, also known as yellow ginger, has been used to decrease inflammation and pain for all sorts of health conditions. In traditional Chinese medicine, turmeric is used to move stagnant blood and Qi, which can contribute to joint pain and menstrual cramps. In India where turmeric originates from, it has over 50 names and hundreds of medicinal uses. Clinical research on turmeric is ongoing for conditions as varied as menstrual cramps, arthritis, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, endometriosis, fibroids, high cholesterol, and cancer.
Golden milk is a traditional Ayurvedic preparation for using turmeric medicinally.
Here is my recipe:
2 tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
2 tbsp water or melted virgin coconut oil
1 cup (250 ml) any kind of milk (cow, almond, rice, soy, or other)
Mix herbs with water or melted coconut oil to make a paste. Add paste and milk together in a small pot, blending well. Heat over low heat until warmed through. Enjoy!