Updated: Jul 26, 2018
A root similar to and of the ginger family, turmeric has been used for millennia in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicines to treat and prevent a wide variety of illnesses.
Instead of giving a long list of things it may or may not cure, I prefer to emphasize it's general medicinal power to help with inflammation. Low level inflammation is arguably the root of all modern chronic disease, and therefore helping our bodies mitigate our stressful lives with this handy little herb is a great tool to have in the home remedy medicine chest.
You can make a delicious golden milk with milk, coconut milk or nut milk of choice, spoonful of turmeric, cinnamon, and nutmeg if you like and a bit of raw honey to taste. I like to add a few drops of coconut oil as well which shares the deinflammation properties. Drink before bed and enjoy the comforting drink while it works its natural magic.
You can also make a nourishing 'lassi' smoothie by blending milk of choice, banana and/or mango, turmeric, cinnamon and some chia seeds. You could use natural unseated yogurt if you wish to make it more traditionally a 'lassi' smoothie. This could be enjoyed in the late afternoon when you are craving something sweet.
Nutritional Content per 100 g of Turmeric
Protein 8 g
Vitamin C 43%
Vitamin B-6 90%