GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) - In many cultures turmeric is considered to be the king of all spices due to its numerous health benefits. Turmeric is an herb that belongs to the ginger family. It is also classified as a spice. It is commonly dried and ground and has a bright golden color.
Although an excellent and aromatic spice, its uses have been extended beyond seasoning foods and it is also used in some holistic medicines. Turmeric contains antibacterial and anti fungal properties and is also rich in antioxidants.
Turmeric research has shown that this savory little spice can benefits the following ailments –
* arthritis – Reduces inflammation and swelling.
* digestion - Improves digestions, lessens symptoms such as stomachaches, gas, diarrhea and bloating.
* treatment of common cold, bronchitis and chest infections.
* Infections –useful as a topical application on wounds, cuts, bruises and burns, and can help prevent infections and promote healing.
Here is one of my favorite recipes to incorporate some turmeric in to your diet.
Tomatoes and Poached Eggs
2 T evoo
1 t turmeric
1 t cumin
2 t paprika
1 t coriander
½ med red onion – diced
2 cloves garlic – minced
1 14 oz. can organic diced tomatoes
4 organic cage free eggs from chickens you know
Add oil to skillet simmer until shimmering
Add spices stir until fragrant
Add onion and garlic stir until well coated. Soften for 3-5 min.
Add tomatoes (you can also use 3-4 fresh I am usually going fast in the mornings)
Stir and cook until well blended then make 4 indentations in your tomato mixture, crack your eggs into each one. I top with a bit of ground pepper and then cover and cook until eggs are poached, maybe 5 minutes or so.
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