An alternative health website has issued a guide pointing out the uses of turmeric. The guide first has instructions about how to make a paste out of turmeric. The guide then describes how the paste can be used. It can be added to warm milk, added to a soup, or mixed in with a smoothie. Externally, the paste can be applied to the skin to treat acne, or used as an option to toothpaste. Several color photos accompany the guide.
- The body’s ability to use curcumin, which is the active ingredient in the spice, turmeric, increases two thousand percent fold, with the addition of black pepper.
- A turmeric paste can be made by heating four tablespoons of chopped root, or powdered turmeric, a half teaspoon of fresh ground, black pepper, and a half a cup of water.
- A soothing, nourishing, morning beverage can be made by adding a teaspoon of the paste to some gently heated, whole milk.
“A tablespoon will go a long way, but as much as a teaspoon will add an anti-carcinogenic hit without altering the flavor too much.”