Turmeric, sometimes called Indian saffron or the golden spice, is a tall plant that grows in Asia and Central America. Curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric, and it has powerful biological properties. Ayurvedic medicine, a traditional Indian system of treatment, recommends turmeric for a variety of health conditions. These include chronic pain and inflammation. Western medicine has begun to study turmeric as a pain reliever and healing agent.
There’s nothing new about this recipe, except that it’s homemade and delicious. If you’ve relied on bought turmeric lattes, yet are tired of paying out money for something so simply made, then you’ll find this recipe a good one.
· Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory ability might reduce the aggravation that people with arthritis feel in their joints. The foundation suggests taking capsules of 400 to 600 milligrams (mg) of turmeric up to three times per day for inflammation relief.
· Many people, including doctors, cite their own anecdotal experience with turmeric as a pain reliever. The spice is reputed to relieve arthritis pain as well.
· Turmeric has been getting attention recently because of its antioxidant abilities. The antioxidant effect of turmeric appears to be so powerful that it may stop your liver from being damaged by toxins.
· Curcumin shows promise as a cancer treatment. Studies suggest it has protective effects against pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, and multiple myeloma.
· Turmeric can also play an important role in digesting that food. Because of its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric can contribute to healthy digestion.
· There is a negative side to turmeric. It can cause an upset stomach. Turmeric's purifying properties may also make you bleed more easily.
Makes 2 cups
1 cup almond milk
1 cup coconut milk
2 tablespoons ground turmeric powder
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
pinch ground black peppercorns
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon rice malt syrup (optional)
Place ingredients in blender and blend to combine. For a hot turmeric latte, pour liquid into the frothing jug and froth until quite hot, pour into the jug. To make an iced turmeric latte, use chilled almond milk and pour the turmeric liquid over ice cubes in a glass. Enjoy!