This is one of those magical roots that can literally do anything. I like to drink it before bed in a cup of golden milk tea to induce a heavy slumber. It also does great things for almost every other aspect of the body. It is often used in asian foods and is one of the main elements in giving curry it’s vibrant color. Fun facts, it’s super orange color will dye your cutting board and tupperware which is why it is actually used as a dye in India and Thailand. Buddhist monks traditionally dye their robes with a ground up powder from the bright, beautiful root plant.
Breakdown of Turmeric
Scientific Name: Curcuma longa
Magickal Stats: Elementally Water, Ruled by the Moon
Improves Function Of:
- Menstrual Cycle Regularity
- Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors
- Cancer and Tumor Inhibitors
- Cholesterol Reduction in liver and blood
- Digestive System
- Immune System
- Liver Protectant & Kidney Cleansing
Aides in Relieving Symptoms of:
- Slows the progression of neuro-degenerative diseases
- Angina Pectoris
- Muscle Pain, Headaches and Strain
Assists Spiritually With:
- Increase fertility in humans and animals
- Protection & Good Health
How Does It Work? The chemical that gives turmeric it’s color and healing properties is called curcumin. Curcumin has been shown to relieve inflammation in all areas of the body, which is why is helps to relieve pain and any other disease effected by inflammation. This antioxidant is joined by other powerful antioxidants to neutralize free radicals in the system for the other powerfully healthy effects that it may be capable of. When ingesting turmeric, black pepper should be included in the recipe to help your body absorb the Curcumin.
What Do I Do With It? The root plant is commonly ground into a fine powder that is then used to make decoctions for drinking, applying to the skin, enemas or mouthwashes. Check out the Golden Milk tea recipe and drink before bed for aiding insomnia, pain, inflammation and even ringworm. Mix turmeric with honey and sugar for a toxin purging exfoliating scrub. Add to toothpaste for a whitening effect and even put on the scalp with olive oil to fight dandruff the natural way.
Use turmeric to make an enema or mouthwash but be sure not to make this a long term plan for health. Try only once before consulting a doctor or dentist about the issue if symptoms persist.