The golden color of turmeric reminds me of the fall foliage that is starting to drop from the trees outside. With its warm aroma, this is one of my favorite spices to use this time of year. Widely used in cooking, turmeric is also known for its natural healing properties, and is commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine. After doing some research, I found that turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory and aids in improving your immune system. With flu season on the rise and cold temperatures drying out our skin, here are two helpful ways turmeric can be used this fall.
This turmeric elixir recipe is the perfect thing to drink on a cold day when you are sick or have an upset stomach. The turmeric will help rebuild your immune system, and it tastes delicious!
1 cup water
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp ginger powder
a pinch of cayenne pepper
1tsp fresh lemon juice
Dollop of honey
Bring one cup of water to a boil. You can do this on the stove or in the microwave. I measured out my water into a mason jar and stuck it in the microwave for 3 minutes. Once your water is hot, stir in all of the other ingredients. You can breathe in the steam of the elixir to help clear your sinuses if you are congested. Finish of with a dollop of honey to sweeten and enjoy!
This recipe is simple to make and really works! Turmeric is a natural acne fighter, and evens out skin tone to help it glow, so this lotion is great to use on the face. (Some people may be allergic to turmeric, so be sure to test a small amount on your body first to make sure it doesn’t irritate your skin!)
3 tbsp. almond flour
1/4 tsp. turmeric powder
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
1/4 organic plain yogurt
Combine all of the ingredients into a small bowl and mix together until they are fully combined. Use the lotion immediately, or store it in the refrigerator for up to a week. The lotion can be applied to parts of your body or face that need to be moisturized, and it’s great to treat under eye circles. Leave the lotion on for 15-20 minutes before washing it off completely. You will see the best results if applied daily for 2-3 weeks!
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