ROOT MEDICINE: Turmeric Root and a Healing Brew Recipe

Nature is brilliant. Such a diverse and impressive Farmacy.
Earth’s Medicine Cabinet really shines. Roots, herbs, medicine foods, essences….

I work with Turmeric/Curcumin on a daily basis. I take it to relieve chronic back pain and inflammation from a cycling accident. It’s also one of the top root medicines I suggest because it is just gets to the point. The healing effects are palpable. Infinite benefits (kind of how I feel about Coconut Oil and Lemon).

Curcumin, the main active ingredient in turmeric, has VERY STRONG anti-inflammatory effects and is a powerful antioxidant. The benefits of Turmeric have been known to surpass anti-inflammatories, anti-depressants, chemo, pain killers, arthritis meds, IBD meds and so much more.

Turmeric is a true wonder root. So grateful for these little nobules of awesome.
 Turmeric Milk

#TURMERICMILKRECIPE:

  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 cup almond or hemp milk
  • ½ cup water
  • 2-3 black peppercorns
  • tsp honey
  • sprinkle of cinnamon

Warm milk and water over low heat and stir in the turmeric powder. Bring to a boil and allow to simmer for 10 minutes. This will reduce the milk to one cup. Turn off the heat and add crushed black pepper. Adding #blackpepper to the brew will make the Turmeric more #bioavailable. Drink the milk hot or warm. Add a drop of honey and sprinkle with cinnamon for some extra mojo.

Marigold, Army of the Garden and #MondayMeditation

Marigold is the silent army of the garden as it produces what is known as alpha-terthienyl, a substance that suppresses nematodes, which are microscopic worms that attack the roots of plants. Strong roots = successful garden. Plant around the border of beds and crops.
 
Also very powerful medicine when used internally for cramps and coughs, and topically for sunburn and so much more.
 
#MondayMeditation
Besides simple style “seated meditation”, my favorite way to “go in” and activate a meditative state is while stringing flowers. A sure way to access the magic of consciousness and get in under the mind’s chatter. Warning. It can be especially activating and intoxicating via the flora, if you let it. Plus, afterwards you will have a stunning and precious garland imbued with all the goodness that you are.
Try it sometime. Cut the stems off your flower stalks. Use fishing wire to puncture through the center of the bud and string away to desired length!
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 photo: ©Marisa Gross/Lady Greenthumbs