What is Tumeric: Tumeric is a bright yellow aromatic powder obtained from the rhizome of a plant of the ginger family, used for flavoring and coloring in Asian cooking. Can be used as a powder or in pill form.
Uses of Tumeric
- Settle an upset stomach – Turmeric has long used to settle upset bellies. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recommends 500 mg of turmeric four times daily to treat an upset stomach.
- Make longevity tea – People in Okinawa, the Japanese island nation with the world’s longest average life span, drink turmeric tea daily. To make your own, boil four cups of water, add one teaspoon of ground turmeric, allow to simmer for 10 minutes, strain, and add ginger and/or honey to taste.
- Spice up bland foods – Add Tumeric to spice up bland foods such as eggs and potatoes
- Make your own curry: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/curry-powder-blend-recipe/index.html
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