The following article is being reproduced with permission of its author, Kate Towell. Kate is a holistic wellness counselor who supports individuals to create the balanced, vibrant life they imagine.
Want to relieve aches and pains, reduce inflammation and heal your digestive tract? One of Ayurveda’s most powerful healing agents can be found right on your spice rack.
One thing I love about Ayurveda is that all medicine comes from nature and therefore herbal medicine is an important part of Ayurveda’s healing.
Ayurveda truly views your garden, spice rack and even some of the weeds growing in your yard as medicine.
Turmeric is a warm, yellow, earthy, slightly bitter spice used in cooking and healing. It’s one of Ayurveda’s top superpower herbs and has been used for over 4000 years to create optimal health.
Turmeric is a relative of ginger and gives curry and mustard their distinct yellow color. Scientific studies have found this golden spice contains potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that are valuable in preventing and treating a variety of diseases.
It also balances all three doshas and it is anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and used to protect against Alzheimers, cancer and heart disease!
You can add this super-herb to salad dressings, smoothies, eggs, lentils and other veggies. I take a daily supplement as well as adding it into my diet.
Tip – Pair turmeric with black pepper to increase its absorption and effectiveness.
Check out my latest tip sheet for five great reasons to eat more turmeric!
Wishing Your Vibrant Living