How to Ingest Turmeric Spice

Dr. Andrew Weil states, “turmeric appears to have significant anti-inflammatory and cancer-protective effects.” According to UC Berkeley, inflammation may be the cause of most chronic disease, ranging from heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimers, arthritis and cancer. While definitive research is not yet available, experts such as Dr. Weil strongly suggest that we increase our turmeric intake. There are multiple options for consuming turmeric, but he recommends we take advantage of nature’s synergy by consuming whole turmeric extracts.

Make turmeric tea. Brad Lemley of News recommends boiling 4 cups of water, adding 1 tsp. ground turmeric, then simmering it together for 10 minutes. Strain out the spice, and add honey and lemon to taste. Consume as much of this tea as you like.

Make your own capsules from ground turmeric extract. Empty gelatin capsules may be purchased at health food stores. Just scoop some turmeric into the large end of the capsule and fit the two ends together.

Purchase powdered, encapsulated curcumin supplements from a vitamin shop. Supplement manufacturers can isolate the active ingredient in turmeric, curcuminoids, to provide large doses in a single capsule.

Add turmeric to your food. Curry is the most common turmeric-containing recipe. Yellow mustard also gets its color from turmeric. Turmeric can be added to seafood or chicken dishes, and is especially good in paella.

Dr. Andrew Weil states