Turmeric is a golden-yellow spice originally from India. It is one of my favorite all-time, multi-talented remedies for many different ailments. It can be used as an anti-inflammatory for people suffering from arthritis, joint pain, and muscle pain. It also aids in digestion, works as an anti-parasitic, and anti-bacterial. You can pack the paste into minor cuts, and it works more naturally and just as well as Neosporin.
When I’ve had a hard work-out and am feeling pain in joints and muscles, I take a couple of capsules of turmeric or make some ‘Golden Milk’ and take a few tablets of Calcium with Magnesium. Invariably, I wake up the next morning pain-free.
I love being able to give this to my patients because it’s highly effective and cheap.
We have the loose spice available in the office to make the paste or the powder in capsules (a little pricier, but great for those who don’t want the hassle of mixing and making more things).
Take 1/4 cup turmeric powder, mix with 1/2 cup pure water and simmer over medium-high heat for at least 7 minutes, stirring constantly. You will notice a thick paste form. If it get’s too dry while cooking you can add addional water. Once cooled, put into a glass jar and put in fridge. This is good for up to one month.
Add 1 tsp. to 1 cup. hot milk (cow, goat, soy, rice, almond, or any combination), maple syrup or honey to taste and 1/2 tsp. of almond or sesame oil. Gently heat and stir.
My family loves this just before going to bed.
You can purchase amazing quality, organic turmeric from Banyan Botanicals.
My Challenge to You
When you are feeling pain and are used to reaching for an aspirin or other pain reliever, try a ‘shot’ of turmeric instead and wait.