Okay guys, winter has officially arrived.
And now that January is past tense we start to feel the effects of the past grey months. Our bodies start to feel heavy, the chill settles into our bones and our immune system isn’t as strong as it used to be, partially due to the lack of sun.
Booh! The Flu
The highly contagious influenza (commonly know as the flu) sneaks up and grabs us by the thousands. We start to sneeze, get problems with our respiratory system, develop fever and hellish muscle pains.
This is when we need some powdered sunlight, which comes in the form of the Indian spice Turmeric.
Turmeric is actually an extremely potent antibacterial remedy that fights off viral infections
The most active medicinal compound in Turmeric is Curcumin. Curcumin has numerous positive health benefits. It is a powerful antioxidant, works anti-inflamatory and antimicrobial. It is one of the strongest natural antiviral remedies I’ve come across. Antiviral remedies battle diseases such as influenza. Lucky us!
Now… What to do?
Turmeric can be taken as a preventative as well as a medicine.
Heat some rice or almondmilk and add 1 teaspoon of Turmeric per cup of milk. One cup, three times daily, will do the job!
Have a happy healthy Februari all!
(you might know Turmeric as Kurkuma. It is the yellow spice that gives curry its golden color)
(photo by kyra (c) – all rights reserved)