I still remember, when I was a kid and if fall sick then my grandmother used to give me turmeric milk, when I actually used to fall and hurt myself self then also she used to put turmeric on my wounds and cover that up with cotton and cloth.
Turmeric plays multiple roles into our lives.
Turmeric has played a vital role in the Indian kitchen for ages. Turmeric powder is used as a spice in countless Indian dishes, used as a medicine, and on wounds, because of it’s antibacterial properties.
Many people take turmeric powder with hot water in the morning. Some take turmeric milk and some take it with tea too.
Post corona I have found many people increasing the use of turmeric into their routine diet to increase immunity. People are searching for ways, how to include turmeric into their daily diet.
We can see turmeric latte is a big thing now, I mean Finance minister announcing package for natural and healthy food, mentioning the popularity of Tumeric latte is an example itself.
Turmeric ranks third in the export of Spices from India and now after the announcement of the big package, it will increase more.
Turmeric is popular as a root and as a powder both. Turmeric in Ayurveda is an immunity builder, Consumed in many different forms. The main reason to use turmeric as a spice by our ancestors was the same. Also, it does give a nice texture to food.
With its powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric has been an easily accessible home remedy, to treat toothache, inflammation, pain and wounds. It eases mensuration pain too.
Many different face masks and clay includes turmeric powder as it clears the skin marks.
So it is beneficial not only for health but beauty too.
There are many ways to include turmeric in your daily lifestyle. For example-
Turmeric latte- A fancy name for turmeric milk. Use any plant-based milk, add turmeric, some sugar (though good if you can avoid it), dry ginger powder, and very little black pepper. Drink in the morning or at night.
Hot Turmeric water– Have a glass of hot water with turmeric powder in the morning, you can add lemon juice too. It will help in digestion and will increase immunity.
In Curries – Turmeric is used as a spice in almost every Indian curry , it brings a good texture too.
Food– You can add Turmeric powder into your food which is cooked like in rice or gravies or noodles and pasta too.
Turmeric pickle– Indians use turmeric pickle prepared with roots of turmeric. Follow the link to check how to make pickle-
Post Covid-19, it is clearly visible that turmeric is gaining its popularity again. People are getting more serious about their health and working to boost their immunity. Also, commendable action by the finance minister for the package of organic and natural food will help too.