Herbal Insights Deep Dive: How to Use Turmeric & Herbal Pairings

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Herbal Insights Deep Dive: How to Use Turmeric & Herbal Pairings

Using turmeric in the kitchen is one of the most traditional ways to bring this herb into your life. It is a gentle and easy way to enjoy its benefits. Turmeric is a perfect addition to rice, scrambles, soups, roasted vegetables, and even oatmeal. It is even finding its way into many popular beverages these days such as kombuchas, smoothies, and cocktails. However, we cannot talk about turmeric without celebrating the traditional ayurvedic drink that has been making its way into the mainstream–golden milk! Golden milk is a warm beverage consisting of turmeric and other warm spices such as cinnamon, ginger and black pepper all married together in milk.

  • Turmeric in Foods
  • Turmeric Drink
Turmeric Powder

Another noteworthy way to use turmeric is as a natural dye. With its bold golden coloring, it has been used for centuries to dye clothing and threads. You can even find the yellow-gold dye of turmeric in some traditional Indian saris. Beyond fabrics, It is also used extensively as a natural coloring agent in food, as you can see from things like mustard, margarine, relish and pickles. Turmeric powder can also be used to make easy and fun natural watercolor paint, which is perfect for kids. A little bit of water, cornstarch and turmeric powder and you have a thick paste perfect for painting with.

  • Turmeric Soup
  • Turmeric Mustard

While there are a wide range of herbs and spices that turmeric pairs well with, here are some of the essential go-to herbs. However, don’t stop here. We encourage you to play around and find new, fun and creative ways to incorporate turmeric into your daily life.

TURMERIC PAIRS WELL WITH

While there are a wide range of herbs and spices that turmeric pairs well with, here are some of the essential go-to herbs. However, don’t stop here. We encourage you to play around and find new, fun and creative ways to incorporate turmeric into your daily life.

Ginger Root

This pungent and mildly spicy, aromatic herb helps to balance out some of the subtle bitterness found in turmeric. Apart from the flavor profile, when used together, their medicinal qualities can be doubled. They are both supportive herbs for reducing pain, inflammation and enhancing immunity.

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Ginger Root

Black Pepper

This herb adds not only flavor and heat, but the piperine, a major constituent found in pepper, has been shown to activate and increase the bioavailability of turmeric.

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Black Peppercorn

Ashwagandha

This adaptogenic herb is a perfect addition to turmeric and other warm spices found in golden milk.

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Ashwagandha

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