Hey friends,

 

We’re coming at cha from wintertime in Indiana and it’s no joke out there. We’ve had record cold temps this winter in the Midwest and we’re also seeing troubling numbers coming from our hospitals regarding flu deaths.

 

There is no guarantee in life for anything, but one thing we know for sure is this. Plants can help the body heal and protect you from illness. It is so important to practice PREVENTION so that your body is already thriving by the time cold and flu season come around.

 

One of our favorite plant healers is the magical root of turmeric. Turmeric has been used dating back to 4,000 years (specifically in India) as a spice that not only flavors, but also heals. Its claim to fame is the anti-inflammatory action that takes place when you consume it.   In fact, in Ayurvedic literature, you can find over 100 different terms for turmeric, including Jayanti, meaning “one who is victorious over disease” Turmeric is known to help with not only the immune system, but with arthritis, improving digestion, helping skin disorders, cuts, burns, cancers, the list goes on.

 

We’ve been using turmeric at the café from day one and countless customers keep coming back for our shot that helps take care of the cold and flu. Our Ginger Turmeric Immune Boost is a potent blend of ginger, turmeric and lemon juice with a bit of raw local honey. It’s pure magic.

 

You can find turmeric at your local health food store in powder form. And if you are lucky, you might also find the fresh root at your local grocer. If not, ask if they can get it for you!  The best results come when you use it DAILY.

 

And check out my recent visit to Indy Style HERE where I share two of my family recipes, using turmeric.   Video and recipes provided!

Cheers to a thriving YOU!

 

Xoxo

Chef Audrey

 

 

 

Research Resources

  1. Tori Avey/What is the History of Turmeric/3-9-15
  2. Sahdeo Prased and Bharat B. Aggarwal./Herbal Medicine:Biomecular and Clinical Aspects.  2nd edition. Chapter 13 Tuermeric, the Golden Spice
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