Written by: Sarah Lawrence
Turmeric is one of the most researched plants on the planet. Over 8000 scientific studies explore and confirm turmeric’s medicinal properties for everything from depression and diabetes, to inflammation and blood pressure regulation, to liver detoxification and immune system support!
This is an ingredient that you definitely want to have on hand, my friend. The good news: turmeric is affordable and available, has a neutral taste and is easy to incorporate into your daily routine.
Traditionally, turmeric is used in teas, curries, broths and herbal supplements. Those are great ways to get turmeric into play and as a healthy foodie, you are probably familiar with adding turmeric to a meal.
Here’s my truth: I’ve had a little love affair with turmeric for years. It’s been in my soups and stews, tossed in with my potatoes and pasta sauces and even creatively added into my morning smoothies. As a student of Ayurveda, I learned that daily use of turmeric could have a profoundly positive impact on my health… so we’ve been in a hot little relationship ever since!
Turmeric tea sipped throughout the day is a go-to; I simply slice a piece of turmeric root and add it to the pot (something you should try, too!).
But overall, incorporating turmeric into my nighttime routine has been magical. Here’s the thing I especially want you to try because, friend, you deserve something magical, too!
Turmeric-infused coconut milk is delicious and warming. Try this ancient elixir nightly to improve digestion, calm the nervous system and prepare for restful sleep. Best results will be seen over time as the ingredients in the elixir work to repair and replenish your body.
Bonus Tip - Some golden milk recipes include cinnamon. As a Holistic Health Coach, I encourage you to skip cinnamon at bedtime. Why? Because cinnamon is more of a stimulant. Traditional aromatherapy uses cassia and cinnamon oil to promote alertness and while the scent is warm and comforting, the actual spice helps light up your digestive fire. So, save cinnamon for the morning cup!
When looking for a good turmeric supplement, be sure to consider turmeric absorption. Black pepper enhances curcumin bio-availability by 2000%. Organifi Gold is a soothing warm drink that contains not only the highest quality turmeric and black pepper but also 7 other relaxation promoting superfoods. Try yours today.
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