Turmeric is one of my favorite herbs. I love the flavor AND it is known to have some great healthy benefits. I seriously tell everyone I know about my favorite morning tonic for bloating that features turmeric and brag about my turmeric lattes. I am obsessed! Plus, I have found that a good powder is just as beneficial as the fresh root, so it is easy to keep stored on hand.
What are some of the awesome benefits of turmeric? Here is an easy chart from Pinterest (because I am feeling a big lazy today)
Turmeric is also one of the main contributors to curry spices and I freaking love curry. So, amen to that too!
Here are some of my favorite ways to use turmeric:
Morning or Anti-Bloating Tonic
LADIES! This stuff works! It is one of my favorite secrets (that I really don’t keep secret at all). I have made a recipe of incredible ingredients that help with digestive and gut health on a daily basis, but it works freaking wonders for bloating. I can literally have the worst bloating on my period, but I drink a cup of this stuff and I am ready for a crop top and a night out. I bring this to all my brides on their wedding day to help alleviate bloating, especially from traditional champagne toasts and mimosas the morning of the big day (PS – I’m a wedding/event coordinator).
The recipe is super easy. I make a full recipe and put it in a mason jar in the fridge. Then, I can reheat it each morning to make my life a bit easier (rather than making a daily amount each morning).
Click here for the Recipe
This is my favorite thing to drink when my belly is upset. It may not work for everyone, but it is seriously a god send in my life. I definitely recommend using coconut milk, but you can really use any milk recipe. I roughly follow this recipe and it is delicious!
Turmeric Face Mask
Very simple and I love the way my skin glows after use! All you need is 1½ tsp raw honey, 2 tsp lemon juice, and ¼ tsp turmeric. Mix it all together and spread it on you *clean* face. Let it sit for about 20 minutes and gently remove with warm water. You can put whatever you have left in the fridge for next time. (pssst… sometimes I add a dash of cinnamon to help reduce redness)
I would love to hear if you have any favorite uses for turmeric. If you are new to this ingredient, I want to warn you that it stains EVERYTHING! Fingers, countertops, clothes, etc. So, be super careful to avoid staining everything you own yellow… not that I have ever done this….. J
Much love, Taryn