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


  • 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.

In My Element

In my Element.
Foraging for wild flowers to transfer into the Farmacy at Puerta a la Vida. No allergy will hold me back from one of my favorite flowers, the almighty Lily. Especially when they are growing wild in the precious jungle that I inhabit with my animal friends, flora and fauna. As I was rummaging through the jungle floor, I’m reminded that I lived in NYC before this for 21 years. Wow! For me with nature it was love at first sight. I have been craving it since the first time I experienced trees as a child (on the way home from the hospital:-). This greenery. The prana. The body resonates here. Channels open. Awakened senses. Creativity flows. Earth oozes life.

Lady Greenthumbs RX: Feeling tired? Connect with nature. Feeling blue? Connect with nature. Feeling overwhelmed? Connect with nature. Feeling unfocused? Connect with nature.

Just ten minutes a day. You will feel the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual upgrade. For me, it’s the best way to clear my channel (the energy that runs through the chakras and meridians. Clear channel = more flow, greater manifestation, enhanced creativity etc.). It’s good to be alive. Give thanks all day everyday. Life is a fucking trip.


in my element