Turmeric is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family. A native from India plant, this plant is what gives curry its yellow color, and it is widely used in Indian cuisine as spice, herb, and medicine. Turmeric, in its powder form, is a powerful antioxidant, used for centuries by Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine to clear infections. Since ancient times, it is recommended for joint pain, and to help reduce arthritis inflammation.
Today I am sharing a recipe to be used either as dessert or food itself, loaded with anti-inflammatory and pain reducing properties. Prep time: 20 minutes. Yield: 50 gummies.
- 1/4 cup of coconut oil
- 1/4 cup raw honey
- 1/2 cup turmeric powder
- 1 tsp. black pepper
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
- Form a solid bowl, add more turmeric if needed to form a ball.
- Place dough in freezer for 10-15 minutes to stiffen.
- Once it becomes hard, place the dough in a folded parchment paper and extend it.
- Using a sharp knife cut it in small cubes.
- Keep them refrigerated, and enjoy!
Health professionals and Ayurvedic practitioners recommend turmeric not only as a healing food, but as a powerful antioxidant medicine. It is found in several dishes from India and the Asian continent. Turmeric is carried by health stores and it is found in the spices section in most of the groceries supermarkets in the United States.