According to the medical community, about 2,000mg is the maximum amount of standardized turmeric curcumin you should take per day. When cooking with ground turmeric powder, the University of Maryland recommends 1 to 3 grams per day. One gram of ground turmeric powder is about ½ teaspoon.
So, if you love curry - eat up and enjoy! Or add this savory spice to an egg scramble, a soup, rice, a salad dressing, or your favorite vegetable.
Follow this link - Bon Appetit Turmeric Recipes – for some great turmeric recipes!
Turmeric Tea Tonic
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- pinch of clove
- pinch of nutmeg
- 1 tsp fresh ginger (optional)
- pinch of fresh ground black pepper
- As much turmeric as you can handle! Start with a teaspoon and go up from there.
- 1-2 cups of water
- Raw honey to sweeten
- Milk or milk substitute of choice (coconut, hemp, almond, etc)
Simmer herbs and water for 15 minutes, strain out and add honey and milk to taste. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
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Turmeric is a spice that comes from the turmeric plant. It has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb. You probably know turmeric as the main spice in curry. It has a warm, bitter taste and is frequently used to flavor or color curry powders, mustards, butters, and cheeses. But the root of turmeric is also used widely to make medicine. It contains a yellow-colored chemical called curcumin, it is the main active ingredient in turmeric. Curcumin has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant.
Recently, science has started to back up what the Indians have known for a long time - that it really does contain compounds with medicinal properties (1). Curcumin targets multiple steps in the inflammatory pathway, at the molecular level. Curcumin blocks NF-kB, a molecule that travels into the nuclei of cells and turns on genes related to inflammation. NF-kB is believed to play a major role in many chronic diseases (2, 3). Inflammation is extremely complicated and the key takeaway here is that curcumin is a bioactive substance that fights inflammation at the molecular level (4, 5, 6).
CURCUMIN'S MANY BENEFITS
- Acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory
- A good antioxidant
- Enhances heart health
- Brain boosting
- May be helpful for fighting diabetes
- Inhibits the of formation of LDL (bad) cholesterol
- Helpful for arthritis
- Supports the kidneys and liver
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THIS INFORMATION HAS NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, CURE OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE.