Turmeric’s health effects are generally centered upon an orange-yellow colored, lipophilic polyphenol substance called curcumin, which is acquired from the herb’s rhizomes.
Curcumin is known to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer effects. Thanks to these effects, it has an essential role in the prevention and treatment of various illnesses ranging notably from cancer to autoimmune, neurological, cardiovascular diseases, and diabetes.
Traditionally, this spice has been used in Ayurveda and folk medicine, but modern science has provided the scientific basis for the use of turmeric against such disorders.
Golden Turmeric Milk
When the temperatures get cold, there's nothing better than a healthy, healing, and warming beverage – in the form of golden milk. If you're from India, turmeric milk is nothing new, but for us western folks, this may be a new beverage for you.
Place milk, turmeric, ginger, coconut oil, and cayenne in a small saucepan. Add cinnamon stick.
Over medium heat, whisk frequently, until hot but not boiling.
Taste and add in your sweetener as desired.
If you used fresh turmeric and ginger, strain it to your cups. If not, divide it in two mugs.
Sprinkle with ground cinnamon and serve.
Note: Turmeric can be staining to clothes and countertops, so handle the drink and its contents with care.