Benefits of Turmeric
Turmeric like ginger are rhizomes that have been and are still used in Ayurvedic Medicine and TCM as a treatment for various health issues. It’s supposed to improve circulation, support digestion and relive pain. Furthermore it is a great liver detoxification spice as it assists enzymes that actively flush out dietary toxins (Braun, Lesley, and Marc Cohen. “Herbs and Natural Supplements, Volume 2: An Evidence-Based Guide, Volume 2.”).
In case of injuries or muscle pain it can be used to reduce inflammation and pain, to speed up the healing process. That why turmeric shots are a great post-workout tonic. And due to its ability to improve blood flow turmeric also helps to reduce high blood pressure, blood clots and arthritis pain.
A reason why this root is so powerful is that it contains curcumin, which can be absorbed even better when it’s combined with black pepper (piperine). So by combining these two spices, even smaller doses of curcumin become highly effective.
Concerning digestion turmeric is a miracle spice because not only does it help to relieve gas but it also promotes the peristaltic action to regulate bowl movement and thus the remove of waste.
A regular consumption of turmeric also helps to detoxify the liver as the curcumin stimulates the gallbladder to release bile, which the liver uses to get rid of waste and toxins. Besides that it also rejuvenates liver cells and prevents the transformation of toxins into harmful liver damaging compounds.
Using turmeric in your food is pretty much safe for everyone but if you’re using supplements with higher doses there are some restrictions.
People that use blood thinners or blood pressure medication, pregnant or breastfeeding women and people with gallstones or blood clotting disorders shouldn’t use it.
- 1 turmeric root (3-4 inch/8-10cm)
- 1 cup of pineapple or
- 1 grapefruit, peeled
- Run all ingredients through the juicer. fill your shots into small bottles and enjoy it right away and/or throughout the day.
I usually drink one shot in the morning one for lunch and one for dinner! 😉