If you’re here, you’ve likely heard of our friend Turmeric. Known in India as the “Golden Goddess,” Turmeric has been used for centuries in Ayurveda.
Well known for its anti-inflammatory benefits, turmeric is commonly used today for joint pain, digestion, mental clarity, immunity, and as an overall mood booster.
Turmeric has remarkable medicinal properties and getting your daily clinical dose can be as easy as adding a trusted supplement to your diet, picking up a plant-based tonic in your grocery store, or making golden milk at home.
Here are 3 simple ways to get your turmeric every day:
Cooking: You can add freshly grated turmeric to almost anything. Spice up your favorite scramble, salad dressing, baked goods, or soup. Once in a while, we even like to make a vegan mac n cheese. Adding fresh turmeric to the cheese recipe helps avoid the preservatives often used in dairy alternatives and balance a gunky meal with antioxidants and digestive support.
Plant-Based Tonic: Goldthread’s Turmeric Radiance is formulated by an ayurvedic practitioner and herbalist with 14g of whole herbs and spices. This clinical dose of herbs is refreshing and just as potent as the less tasty tincture you’ll find in your functional medicine doctor’s office. Just ask William. Turmeric Radiance helps activate the metabolism, invigorate the core and wake up the body. It’s excellent as a detoxifying morning tonic or before meals to stimulate the appetite and optimize digestion.
Golden Milk: This soothing, carminative drink is a great way to get and enjoy your turmeric. We love a cup after dinner when we’re craving something sweet. It helps curb the craving without a sugar spike to support a restorative night’s rest. Golden milk is easy to make at home with items from your pantry (turmeric, black pepper, cinnamon). We love Laird’s Turmeric Superfood Creamer— pre-blended with everything you need, just add hot water and enjoy.