Turmeric is the spice that gives curry powder its characteristic yellow colour!
Turmeric belongs to the same family as ginger, also a rhizome that can be used fresh or dried. Useful in tofu dishes, beans (it aids in the digestion of proteins), vegetables and stews, it is relatively tridoshic, but will upset both Vata and Pitta in excess.
It purifies both the blood and mind. Turmeric promotes proper metabolism in the body, slows bleeding, antiseptic and a natural antibiotic, it protects rather than destroys the intestinal flora, and it promotes the production of bile.
It is effective in the control of diabetes and several types of skin disease.
Said to help stretch the ligaments and purify the subtle nerve channels of the body.
Enjoy a Tumeric Latte, or for something a bit more substantial try our Thai Turmeric Curry!