Turmeric is referred by many names in the Sanskrit language. The most common Sanskrit name is Haridra meaning “the yellow one". Another Sanskrit name for turmeric is Kanchani meaning the yellow goddess.
Turmeric, often referred to as yellow gold, is the leading crusader against disease. Curcumin, its active ingredient, has powerful anti-inflammatory properties and shown to protect every single organ in the body. It is pungent, bitter and astringent in taste, dry and light in quality and has a heating potency. Because it is pungent and warming, it pacifies the vata and kapha doshas.
Turmeric remains the center of my spice box due it's rich offerings.
Spring Time Use:
You can add ½ -1 tsp of ground turmeric powder daily in soups, dals, casseroles, stir fry vegetables, salad dressings and dips. Add ½ tsp of ground turmeric powder along with a teaspoon of honey to a cup of warm water to soothe a sore throat or cold. End your day with a cup of golden milk (Add ½ tsp turmeric powder + ¼ tsp black pepper + ¼ tsp nutmeg to a 1 cup of warm dairy or nondairy milk) to boost your immune health in spring time.
You can also currently order a fresh batch of Naivedhya's "Fresh Turmeric Root & Carrot Relish" while supplies last.. This divine relish can be enjoyed in literally every meal to give that 'WOW' factor and perfectly balance your meal's tastes while of course supplying your daily turmeric fix.
Please note Naivedhya products are available for pick-ups and delivery within the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex at this time.
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Click here to read about BLACK PEPPER the 2nd Super Spice for Spring!
To learn more about this Blog Series and why spices and seasons are an integral part of cooking and health according to Ayurveda visit our first blog post on Super Spices for Spring.