3 Simple Ways to Use Turmeric
1. Drink it as a “tea”
One easy and common way to consume turmeric is by making a simple tea. There are many variations of this recipe and you can add other spices like ginger for added benefits.
- 1 cup of boiling water
- 1 teaspoon of ground turmeric
- 1 teaspoon of raw honey
- Bring water to a boil then add the ground turmeric. Simmer for 10 minutes.
- Stir in honey and enjoy!
2. Make a face mask
The anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric make it an excellent topical treatment for skin.
Blend a teaspoon of turmeric with half an avocado and a tablespoon of yogurt. Apply to clean skin and let sit for 5-10 minutes. Rinse with a gentle cleanser and apply a moisturizer for best results.
3. Take a supplement
Adding turmeric to your food can add flavor and vibrant color to your meals. But depending on your tastes and lifestyle, it may not be easy to make it part of your diet every day. Supplements are an easy and convenient way to get the benefits of turmeric. Some supplements are also formulated for better bioavailability and absorption. Always talk to your doctor before taking a new supplement.