- By Om Shanti Pelkonen
There is now snow on the ground at ‘Niwas, the earliest we’ve had. We’ve been staying warm in preparation by chopping wood, harvesting within the garden, making compost, warming ourselves by the fire, Asana (of course!) and now also more regular Turmeric Lattes.
Turmeric is an important part of the Ayervedic health system and contains curcumin which has been proven to have significant antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric is known as Haridra in Sanskrit, which roughly translates to “that which improves skin complexion.” Turmeric balances all three Doshas and is helpful in expelling increased Pitta.
There are numerous recipes out there for making a perfect Tumeric Latte. Our go-to is generally to use coconut or soy milk, and to sweeten it with ‘Niwas honey. It is really important to use pepper and an oil within your Turmeric Latte as this helps the body absorb the important curcumin within the turmeric.
Here is an online recipe that you can play with: http://www.everydayayurvedacookbook.com/ayurvedic-turmeric-milk-recipe/.
Lastly, don’t hesitate in adding fresh ginger, nutmeg and/or cinnamon as well. Just don’t forget the pepper and oil!
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