Read about this grandmother’s trick to helping keep some of the baddies away with just a simple cooking ingredient. “Eat: A Grandmother’s Secret Turmeric Prescription” covers what one discovered about the medicinal properties and benefits one can have from taking turmeric on a regular bases.
- Turmeric was prescribed to me weekly at my grandmother’s house in Nairobi — dumped into a pot of sweetened, simmering milk, or smushed with ginger powder and bronze, crystallized gur, the delicious raw sugar paste she bought in bulk and kept in old ice cream tubs with flimsy, warped plastic lids.
- There was turmeric for a standard runny nose, the dizzy rush of a fever, the ache of moving away from my best friend. Turmeric for a breakout, a particularly tender, slow-to-heal bruise, the anxieties that kept me awake.
- There’s plenty of research to support turmeric’s antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, but turmeric is neither a miracle drug nor a supernatural phenomenon.
“Everyone should be having more haldi!”