There is a component of turmeric called curcumin, which has many benefits for the human body. Most notably it is used to ease pain and help reduce inflammation. People might use it to help with things like fibromyalgia, arthritis, back pain, Runner's Knee, Lupus, Gout and while recovering from an injury. These people might otherwise use non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) or over the counter pain relieving pills to help ease their pain. But these medications can actually contribute to a person’s overall inflammatory load and thus contribute to their pain. NSAIDs and over the counter pain relievers come with other risks as well such as damage to the kidneys, gastrointestinal system, and cardiovascular system. There are studies that show that curcumin can be a very real alternative to many medications.
A low to no-risk option to help people who suffer from these pain-causing conditions is to try adding turmeric to your diet. Dried turmeric is easy to find at your local grocery store in the dried herbs and spices section; it is bright yellow in color. You can also find fresh turmeric in the vegetable section at your local grocery store. Be sure to pair it with a little black pepper, as pepper helps to activate the properties of turmeric that help to relieve pain and reduce inflammation.
You can make all kinds of delicious dishes using turmeric like curries, add a teaspoon of it to your rice as it is cooking for a wonderful color, add it to soups, put it in scrambled eggs, add it to healing smoothies, or sprinkle it along with a little Celtic salt and some black pepper over roasted vegetables like potatoes, broccoli, or cauliflower. You can also steep a tasty tea with turmeric, cinnamon, and honey. You can even make a delicious warm milk to help you sleep better as well. Good quality sleep is something that many people with chronic pain know is difficult to achieve, and sleep is so important to help the body heal. There are many recipes online that will inspire you to add this amazing root to your cooking.
If you are planning to use fresh turmeric in your cooking, you will want to wash it and peel the tough skin off with a vegetable peeler, just like you would with a piece of ginger or a carrot. You can then chop it finely, grate it on a cheese grater, or put small chunks of it into your blender if you plan to use it in a smoothie.
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