Turmeric is well known in the natural remedy world, yet taking the right dose is absolutely crucial to producing the desired healing effects that it has to offer. Here you will find all you need to know about how to ensure you are getting the very best from this superfood, whilst not doing yourself any harm.
There have been many questions recently about the exact dosing amounts of the spice Turmeric. It has countless healing properties for things such as:
- High blood pressure
- High LDL Cholesterol (the bad one!)
- Arthritic pain
- Blood thinner
- General pain
- Nausea and motion sickness
- Decreases risk of Cancer
Taking the right amount of Turmeric is absolutely essential to it working effectively and creating the desired effect. Turmeric should seriously be considered when wanting to rid your life of unnecessary chemicals and ultimately shorten the long list of expensive, hazardous pharmaceuticals that we are exposed to today., which more often that not don’t actually work. There are many ways in which to administer Turmeric and include it in your diet, whether as a spice, raw or as a food supplement in the form of a capsule.
Always try to purchase your spices from organic nutrition stores. Most spices available in superstores today have been “irradiated,” literally meaning they have been exposed to radiation…not good! You will notice a brighter colour and fuller flavour from the organic alternatives as they have generally been naturally dried and have had no chemical interactions at all.
The official daily dose of Turmeric is 1.5g for Adults. This is adjusted to 2-3.5g for therapeutic doses and lowered to 0.75g in adults over the age of 65.
Tea – Turmeric can be added to herbal teas. This is a great way to take this wonder spice yet do beware…it stains everything yellow. One way to avoid this is to add milk and honey to your hot drink, which is also surprisingly delicious. A small, rounded teaspoon can be divided into 3 daily portions using this method.
Food – Perhaps the oldest and most trusted way of taking Turmeric is by including it in your food. Curries are a always a great option and give you a chance to really enjoy mixing and matching your spices. One level teaspoon can be added to your sauces in order to get your daily dose and create that tasty edge on your food. Turmeric can also be added to oatmeal, yogurt, salads and dressings, soups, muesli and other dishes for a tasty, nutritious treat. Remember not to overdo it though, one rounded teaspoon for one day is a good rule to stick to.
Capsules – This amazing superfood is also available in capsule form. You may see them labelled as “Curcumin” but rest assured that the active ingredient is indeed the trusty Turmeric. They are available in most whole food stores and are an excellent supplement to your diet, be cautious though as these are concentrated “active ingredient only” supplements and it is easy to overdo it, especially if you are making teat or cooking with Turmeric at the same time.
Oils – One of the best ways of using this incredible spice is by infusing oils with it. It is difficult to measure doses here however, yet adding 2 teaspoons of ground Turmeric to 500ml of extra-virgin olive oil and allowing to infuse for a couple of days creates a tasty, nutritious oil to be used for frying, dressing, marinading and salads. One recommendation for controlling doses using a similar technique is by combining one level teaspoon (daily dose) of Turmeric to 2-3 teaspoons of liquid coconut oil. This can be done as part of your morning routine and ensures you have a controlled amount of Turmeric each day.
So there are many ways in which this powerful, natural healer can be included in your daily routine. Be sure to use these recommendations as short term options and consult your health practitioner if you have any worries at all. It is also recommended that you take regular breaks (every 2-4 weeks) whilst practising intensive herbal remedy treatments. Apart from that, give Turmeric a try now that you are aware of the dose recommendations and the best ways to take it, and who knows, you may ditch the pharmaceuticals for good.
Warning: Turmeric may be extremely good for you and can cause incredibly positive side effects!
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