February 14

Healing Herbs and Spices: Turmeric (Curcumin)

Herbs have been used and can be traced back to ancient times for their medicinal properties, mostly concentrated into teas and tinctures.

Herbs add big boosts of flavor to foods and allow you to cut back on salt. Several herbs have significant amounts of essential vitamins A, C and K. The superpower of herbs lies in the protective polyphenols plant compounds with potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Many studies show that polyphenols in herbs can help combat diseases such as cancer, heart disease, Alzheimers, diabetes and more. Polyphenols can help protect us from harmful bacteria as well.

Keep in mind, herbs are not a replacement for medication or other lifestyle modifications. They are a healthy additive and an easy way to enrich your diet.


Turmeric is a root KNOWN for its health and healing benefits!

Turmeric comes from the root of the Curcuma longa plant and has a tough brown skin and a deep orange flesh. Turmeric has long been used as a powerful anti-inflammatory in both the Chinese and Indian systems of medicine. It’s packed with antioxidants has many healing benefits to our insides and outsides.

In the Kitchen with Shakthi

Download and print this recipe for Turmeric Tea Golden Milk. Tell us what you think!

How do you like to use TURMERIC? Tell us on our FACEBOOK page.

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diet, health and wellness, Herbal Medicine

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