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Here Are Some Uses for Turmeric©

Here Are Some Uses for Turmeric©

By Arlene Wright-Correll

 

 

 

Turmeric is commonly used in Asian food. You probably know turmeric as the main spice in curry. Turmeric is also used as an enema for people with inflammatory bowel disease. In food and manufacturing, the essential oil of turmeric is used in perfumes, and its resin is used as a flavor and color component in foods.

You can buy Home Farm Herbery’s chemical-free Turmeric by clicking here now.

However, Turmeric is used also for arthritis, heartburn (dyspepsia), joint pain, stomach pain, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, bypass surgery, hemorrhage, diarrhea, intestinal gas, stomach bloating, loss of appetite, jaundice, liver problems, Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection, stomach ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gallbladder disorders, high cholesterol, a skin condition called lichen planus, skin inflammation from radiation treatment, and fatigue.

Some people apply turmeric to the skin for pain, ringworm, sprains and swellings, bruising, leech bites, eye infections, acne, inflammatory skin conditions and skin sores, soreness inside of the mouth, infected wounds, and gum disease.

It is also used for headaches, bronchitis, colds, lung infections, fibromyalgia, leprosy, fever, menstrual problems, itchy skin, recovery after surgery, and cancers. Other uses include depression, Alzheimer's disease, swelling in the middle layer of the eye (anterior uveitis), diabetes, water retention, worms, an autoimmune disease called systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), tuberculosis, urinary bladder inflammation, and kidney problems.

Now this is a lot of stuff!!! However, it is no way to be interpreted as uses without consulting your doctor.

There are side effects to self medicating with Turmeric and these may well be some of them.  In addition, high doses of turmeric have been observed to cause: Nausea, Diarrhea,

Increased risk of bleeding, increased liver function tests, hyperactive gallbladder contractions, Hypotension (lowered blood pressure), uterine contractions in pregnant women and increased menstrual flow.

Should you decide to take Turmeric here is the recommended way to take it.  Squeeze 1/2 of a lemon into a mug.  Add the turmeric.  Add warm water.  Stir well.  Add honey to taste, if desired. Keep spoon in the cup as turmeric will fall to the bottom so the drink will need to be mixed again.

Use as dye for spicy tie-dyed tees.  Add three tablespoons of turmeric to a pot of boiling water, let it simmer for a while, and your dye bath is ready. 

Turmeric will naturally dye Easter eggs.  Hard-boiled eggs transform into the jewel-like colors found in nature rather than in the lab. Beet juice, onion skin, blueberries, and of course, turmeric all do a bang-up job of the task.

Turmeric can be added to scrambles and frittatas.  Use a pinch of turmeric in scrambled eggs, a frittata, or tofu scramble. If you or your family is new to turmeric, this is a great place to start because the color is familiar and the flavor subtle.

Here is Home Farm Herbery’s favorite recipe for Baked Chicken Breasts and the cooking time is only 20 minutes!

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts

2 Tbsp melted ghee or avocado oil

1 tsp sea salt

1 tsp turmeric 

½ tsp cumin 

½ tsp smoked paprika 

½ tsp garlic powder   

½ tsp fresh ground black pepper

¼ tsp ground ginger 

Pinch of cinnamon 

Pinch of cayenne 

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

Place chicken breasts in a single layer in a large baking dish. Brush on either side with melted ghee or avocado oil.

In a small bowl mix together spice mixture: salt, turmeric, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, black pepper, cayenne, cinnamon, and ginger. Sprinkle the spice mixture liberally over the chicken on both sides. Use your hands to press spices gently into chicken breasts.

Bake chicken breasts in the oven for 15-18 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear once poked.

If using a cooking thermometer, the inside of the thickest part of the breast should be between 160-170 degrees Fahrenheit.

Remove the chicken from the oven and let rest for five minutes before serving. Leftover chicken will keep in an airtight glass container in the refrigerator for three days.

May the Creative Force be with you,

Arlene Wright-Correll

Home Farm Herbery LLC


 

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About the Author & Artist. Arlene Wright-Correll (1935- ___), Spent most of her adult life as a mother and an International real estate broker and is now popular American award winning Artist, published author, columnist, & is the resident art instructor for Avalon Stained Glass School, at the age of 68, decided to pick up her paint brushes again after 54 years and paint.  She is a cancer and stroke survivor who is able to strive forward each and everyday to welcome the beauty of this small planet.  She also is a China & Porcelain painter, Sandblasting & Etching, Stained Glass & fused glass Artisan. She is one of the six KY Artists who worked 6 months to create the dolls for Journey Jots in 2006 and a Smithsonian Institute art exhibit in 2008. Her published books can be found here . She is also a featured writer for GreenThumbArticles.com and teaches Art Vacation Holidays at Avalon Stained Glass School and Creativity Center. She currently grows many herbs, flowers and vegetables at Home Farm Herbery and has created almost 400 seasoning, teas and preserves heirloom seeds all of which she sells and gives 100% of her proceeds to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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